Residency Program

The call for the next residency period will be held in the spring of 2024.

As part of our commitment to developing new circus work and supporting the contemporary circus scene, Chamäleon is offering an annual supported residency opportunity for contemporary circus artists. The residency includes a four-week use of our rehearsal studio, The Cave, designed to facilitate creative work in a protected space and encourage the development of a new circus piece. It also includes dramaturgical and production support from the Chamäleon team and culminates in a public work in progress showing either in the studio or on the Chamäleon stage.

What we offer:

  • free use of rehearsal space for 4 weeks
  • 20 hours of dramaturgical consultation
  • 10 hours of production consultation or technical coaching
  • 5 hours of strategy consulting regarding touring, marketing, networking
  • Option on a Public Showing

Note: As an institution without funding, unfortunately we cannot provide a fee or financial budget.

What we require:

  • Approval that we may promote you and your residency on our marketing channels
  • Acknowledgement of Chamäleon Berlin as a supporter in future PR or marketing activities

Details to the Rehearsal Space:

  • Size approx. 6 x 9m
  • Rigging Bar with hanging point (height approx. 4.30m)
  • 1 Floor Point
  • Basic Sound Equipment


Residency Project 2023

In his Performance Project Space.Time (Raum.zeit), the circus performer Tobias Piero Dohm questions our conventional perception of space and time, which is often characterised by efficiency and projections. The research is based upon the interplay of the human body with deconstructed juggling props, the natural material sand and a modular synthesizer. Tobias thereby permits himself to be directed by the materials, alters them and creates a constantly changeable setting. Accompanied by the experimental electro-sounds of the musician Fabian Laute, Tobias combines a variety of artistic disciplines to form a unique theatrical performance.

Chamäleon dramaturge Geordie Brookman says: “Tobias’ project is extremely fascinating. He has gathered around him an exciting group of creative collaborators in order to explore a performance concept that interweaves object manipulation, visual art, juggling and live performance in a manner that is both convincing and unique. We are happy to have as our guests a group of artists eager to explore and experiment with the boundaries of contemporary circus.”

Tobias Piero Dohm’s period of residence commenced in October 2023 and did culminate in a public work in progress showing on Sunday, Nov 19 as part of the circus festival Zeit für Zirkus (Time for Circus). After the screening there was a feedback session moderated by FLUGWERK.

Tobias bei den Proben von seinem Stück Raum.Zeit. Er wirft einen Jonglierball in die Luft, der eine Spirale aus Sand nach sich zieht. Der Bühnenboden ist kreuz und quer mit Spuren aus Sand bedeckt.

Photo: Anatole Serexhe


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    Ein Moment im Theatersaal während der Vorbereitung auf ein neues Stück. Regisseur und Intendantin sind zwischen verschobenen Tischen und Stühlen im Gespräch.