Jochen Roller was born in 1971 in West Berlin and studied at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen and choreography at the Laban Centre in London. To date he has choreographed more than 50 pieces for the stage, galleries, fashion and film. His stage productions have toured Europe, the Near East, Asia and the Pacific region. His three hour solo trilogy perform performing (2002-2004) has been shown 147 times and was finally auctioned in 2009 at Christie’s in Hamburg. His latest piece Trachtenbummler premiered in 2013 in Tanz im August. Jochen Roller also works as a dancer in the Ensemble Gintersdorfer/Klassen and for Martin Nachbar. He has been a dramaturge for Joavien Ng (Singapore), Kadir Memis (Berlin) and Jecko Siompo (Jakarta). From 2007 until 2010, Jochen and Anne Kersting curated Kampnagel’s seasonal dance programme in Hamburg. During this time he founded the Live Art Festival in connection with seven European centres of theatre and was its director between 2009 and 2010. Jochen was a jury member for the Tanzplattform in 2010 and the German National Academic Foundation in 2011 and 2012. Jochen Roller has been on the Goethe Institute list of significant German choreographers since 2004.

„Der Carpenter-Effekt“
31. August, 8:30 pm, Studio 5