SHOW – Successes and failures of a dancer career

In SHOW the award-winning solo performer Caroline Simon reveals her personal professional secrets. Very close. Pure. Honestly. She offers deep insights into her world of performance, her sacrifice for art with all its ups and downs. A balancing act between happy moments of success and gruelling failures that repeatedly lead to the artist’s own physical and psychological (stress) limits. As a 40-year-old performer – close to the age limit of a “normal” dancer career – Caroline Simon looks back on her artistic repertoire and presents a medley of her versatile performances. The dancer, who is praised as charming, humorous and wonderful, shares in SHOW excerpts from her long and multi-layered career in performance art.

Within the framework of the performances, the renowned dance scientist Dr. Doszmann from the Netherlands will invite to an introduction to the topic. In the well-known discussion series “Tanz – fragile Momente teilen” (“Dance – share fragile moments”), which Dr. Doszmann has been conducting for two years with internationally renowned performers, she now meets the extensive work of Caroline Simon in SHOW.

Premiere: Juni 2017 | 55 min


“If the mask sits on her face, something happens not only to the dancer, but to the whole theatre: a touch of magic. Very useful because the performance called “Show” works tirelessly on disenchanting.”

(Cologne City Gazette)



Artistic direction: Silke Z.

In collaboration with the dancer Caroline Simon.

Coproduced by: DansBrabant (NL)

Photography © Meyer Originals