Paula Kramer


Paula Kramer (1977) Dancer + Researcher, M.A. Political Science
Paula Kramer studied Political Science in Berlin and Minneapolis (Fulbright and IRSEP scholarship) and completed her studies with a research M.A. on Co-creating Transformation – Theatre in South Africa (funded by the DAAD).

Exploring site-specific performance since 1998, she is currently a PhD student at Coventry University, funded by a fellowship of the School for Art and Design. Her practice-led research focuses on non-stylized movement in the natural environment. She further offers movement laboratories in outdoor locations, and works with video-dance and photography.

She has realized several performance projects together with Bettina Mainz and Mikki Bleidner (Cap Á Pie), for example Wandlungsphasen (2009, funded by the cultural office of Tempelhof-Schöneberg) and Beneath the Warmth of a Smile (2007, invited by the Goethe Institute to Cairo and Alexandria). In 2009 she started free:flight  together with flutist Miriam Akkermann. Her exhibition escoltar el lloc – dem raum lauschen was shown in Berlin in 2007, as well as in Granollers and Caregue (Spain) in 2009.

She co-founded sabisa - performing change in 2003 and has since realized video projects in schools, as well as international trainings and conferences with theatre practioners from Africa, Asia and Latin America. She has also worked as an arts administrator for the city council of Granollers (Spain) and as a project assistant for the office for exhibition design studio klv in Berlin.


Performing Research – Researching Performance: Methodological musings on research praxis and theatre as research. In: Bülow-Schramm et al. (2007): "Bühne frei für Forschungstheater", Paulo Freire Verlag, Oldenburg.

Contact: paula.kramer (at)