CHRIS SCHERER

 

CHRIS SCHERER is a South Australian born cross-disciplinary performer and a graduate from ACArts. During his 6 years of intensive training, Chris obtained a Bachelor of Dance Performance and a Advanced Diploma in Acting. He has devised and performed work in various mediums with his film work having been presented in numerous festivals throughout Australia, Europe, Asia and America. Chris makes accessible, topical, image based work using collision and fusion processes of performance and presentation. He is a rule­breaker who rejects the boundaries of traditional art forms, ensuring his audiences have memorable, personal and unique experiences.

Chris has been working internationally as a freelance performer and collaborator in diverse artistic mediums. This has brought him to work in Australia, Germany, Netherlands, Israel, Thailand, UK, France, Brazil, Morocco, Russia, Portugal, Switzerland, Greece and Italy. Although Chris has worked with a variety of independent artists, over the past 5 years he has been working intensely with both the dance theatre company TOTAL BRUTAL / Nir de Volff as a company member and the visual artist Tino Sehgal as a performer and manager.

Chris’s career highlights include an Australian Dance Award for Best Dance on Film (2009) for If the Shoe Fits, his dance theatre solo show Pickled (2010­2012), This Variation at dOCUMENTA 13 by Tino Sehgal (2012­present) and Never Forever by Falk Richter/ TOTAL BRUTAL (2014­Present) at Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz. Chris performed in Torque Show’s Madame: The Story of Joseph Farrugia, premiered by Vitalstatistix and State Theatre Company of SA in 2015. Chris continues to work as an independent artist and art maker throughout Europe and Australia.