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 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,




Post-Karneval Jam and Contact Class at Tanzfaktur

17th February 


25th/26th of May

"Forging Gods" Ch. Dwayne Holliday, Tanzfaktur, Cologne



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.

Research Showing in the frame of Museumsnacht at Quartier am Hafen, 4th of November, 20h in studio 0.10

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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


7th of October, 20h at Tanzfaktur, Köln


Dance/Performance/Creation – Petr Hastik, Freddy Houndekindo, Reut Shemesh, Karoline Strys
Concept/Choreography – Reut Shemesh
Dramaturgy – Daniel Rademacher
Stage, light, film, photography – Ronni Shendar
Music, sound design – Simon Bauer
Costume – Andres Santiago Alvarez Rodriguez


A production of Reut Shemesh Company in co-production with ASPHALT Festival 2017, supported by Stadt Köln, Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kunststiftung NRW and RheinEnergieStiftung Kultur

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