K a r o l i n e     S t r y s

On what I do and Upcoming Performances

The words translation and interpretation emerge both as term and meaning when witnessing or reading a piece of art, performance or text. Further talking about the experienced is again translating our own understanding back into words, text and language. If everything is text - following and reinterpreting Jacques Derrida's words - then what does it mean to read, perceive, interpret?

I see my work as always situated in the inbetween spaces, wether it may be described as the work of a dancer, choreographer, artist or as art work, a dance piece, an installation or text, into and out of the body. I believe in art as universally understood without offering only one understanding. Making people think and reflect as its main purpose. An art of moving, to move and make move,




Showing at Summerfest at Marameo Berlin, Wallstr. 32 starting with BBQ from 17h with further program 


Showing Atelier de création, Edifice Wilder, Espace Orange, Montréal

Saturday, 9th of June



Contact Class // Jam at TanzFaktur, Köln

See you in September and for outdoor Jams during the summer get informed on the mailing list: karolinestrys[at]gmail.com





A research on listening, sound, voice and perception in collaboration with voice anthropologist and singer Ulrike Sowodniok, supported by Foerderprogramm der SK Stiftung Kultur and ZAIK.

further dates tbc

more info

U r b ä n g !

Ever since the City Dance Köln from 2016 under the artistic direction of Stephanie Thiersch/mouvoir, our collective of city runners has been evolving and is becoming a format on its own in a mix of Parkour and Contemporary Dance throughout different spaces. Upcoming: 13th of October at the Cologne Opera

More info coming soon.... www.urbäng.de

D O . n o t . g o . g e n t l y .

25th/26th of May at TanzFaktur, Köln.


Dance/Performance/Creation – Akiko Ahrendt, Salim Benmammar, Jennifer Döring, Dwayne Holliday, Karoline Strys
Concept/Choreography – Dwayne Holliday


Supported by Stadt Köln and TanzFaktur

A   s o l o   f o r   t w o

After the recovery of an injury "A Solo for Two" is soon to be back. Udapte coming soon. For more information on the piece, please click here