Oliver Roth works in performing arts, choreography, dance and theater. Since 2016 he’s creating his own longer performances; with the caption “A social convention” he transfers historically loaded events (e.g. funeral, birthday) into spaces of art. These performances are establishing an engaging live experience for the audience and are treating shared common topics from very personal viewpoints. With everyday performative actions built on openly created choreographies the unwritten laws of conventions are questioned fundamentally.

Amongst others he collaborated with Martin Schick, Cosima Grand, Balz Isler, Miriam Schulte and groups like vorschlag:hammer and Henrike Iglesias. With his own work and with collaborations he was shown on institutions and festivals like Gessnerallee Zürich, Tanzhaus Zürich, far° festival Nyon, Kultur Symposium Weimar, Auawirleben Festival Bern, Theater Oberhausen, zeitraum exit Mannheim, Journée photographiques de Bienne, Manifesta 11, ROXY Birsfelden, Südpol Luzern, Treibstoff Theatertage Basel, Urgent Paradise Lausanne, Fête du Théâtre Genève and more. With ME TIME! he was one of the finalists at the emerging dance and theater price PREMIO in Switzerland. Besides his artistic work he acted as a curator for transform Bern, ROXY Birsfelden and Kunsthalle Zürich.







2018 ME TIME! workshop, Schule des Handelns, Helferei Zürich

2018 MASK OFF, lecture performance

2018 olzn twist, DJ-set for wild card profi training, curated by Martin Schick, Tanzhaus Zürich

2018 ONE Talks ...and the others shut up, listening session, wildwuchs unterwegs: Alterszentrum Zum Lamm, Wettsteinbrücke, Männerwohnhaus, Kunsthalle Basel

2018 ME TIME! – only for the moment and the moment's gone, installation, THE CRIB II, Group show curated by Yves Scherer, Galerie 95

2017/18 ME TIME! – A social convention, , , , , , , , Premio - Förderpreis für Theater und Tanz, Fête du Théâtre Geneva, Südpol Luzern, Roxy Birsfelden, Tanzhaus Zürich xZürich Tanzt, Ballhaus Ost Belrin

2016 WHILE YOU WERE DEAD –  A social convention, far° festival des arts vivants Nyon,  Nacht der 1000 Fragen Biel/Bienne, Tanzhaus Zürich,  ROXY Birsfelden, zeitraumexit Mannheim

2016 COOPIANER, Exhibition & Performance, transform Bern

2016 SIBLINGS, Durational Performance, Friction, Gessnerallee Zürich for Keine Disziplin Festival

2016 BARTER 6, Performance, Hors Lits Bern

2015 ENDLICH KRIEG, Reading, Monolog Bern





2018/19 MIMESIA by Miriam Schulte, far° festival des arts vivants Nyon, Kaserne Basel

2017 A NIGHT CALLED LAYLA Treibstoff Theatertage Basel, Theater Oberhausen

2017 RADIKANT b// by Martin Schick, out+about festival Bern

2016 CTRL-V (LP) by Cosima Grand, TLH Sierre, Tanzhaus Zürich, Dampfzentrale Bern, Schloss Bröllin

2016/2017 PARTYCIPARTY with Martin Schick and Wendelin Schmitt-Ott, Goethe Institut Weimar, Kultursymposium 2016Out&About Bern

2016 HNC agency for the new contemporary, Manifesta 11

2016 I JUST WANNA FUCKIN’ DANCE by Kiriaoks Hadjiioannou, Tanzhaus Zürich

2016-2017 NEUES STADTTHEATER BERN with General Performances, Atelier 262 Progr Berne

2016 GRRRRRL by Henrike Iglesias, ROXY Birsfelden

2015 ISLÄNDERSAGAS by vorschlag:hammer, Culturescapes / ROXY Birsfelden / Theater Chur / Tuchlaube Aarau / Südpol Luzern / Ringlockschuppen Mülheim

2015 NOW&THERE, festival centre for AUAWIRLEBEN with Cosima Grand & Jasmin Wiesli

2014-ongoing ONE Talks ...and the others shut up, with Martin Schick and General Performances, wildwuchs Festival / Journée

Journée photographiques de Bienn/ Nacht der 1000 Fragen,  Urgent Paradise Lausanne x LeTANDEM / Friction @Gessnerallee Zürich

2014-2016 CTRL-V (EP) by Cosima Grand, PREMIO Nachwuchspreis für Tanz und Theater Schweiz, Kondenz Festival Belgrade /

ROXY Birsfelden/ frisch eingetroffen, zeitraum exit, mannheim / Festival de la cité, Südpol Luzern, Dampfzentrale Bern, ADN Neuchâtel, Theater Phönix Steckborn, Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne

2014 THE CHROMA KEY with Balz Isler, stromereien festival Zürich





2018-19 Ballet de Lorraine CCN - Centre Chorégraphique National, invited by Pro Helvetia

2018 watch&talk, Theaterspektakel Zürich, invitation by Migros Kulturprozent

2018 CAMPING, workshops with Miguel Gutierrez & Ralph Lemon, CND Paris, invitation by Pro Helvetia

2017 PAF - Performing Arts Forum, The Sensing Salon: Experiments in Entangled Existence

2017 LABORATORY, by Émilia Giudicelli and Ceylan Öztrük, Gessnerallee Zürich

2016 HOW DO YOU DO #1, Laboratory, AUAWIRLEBEN Festival Berne

2016 A TALK WITH... Marten Spangberg, Migrosmuseum für Gegenwartskunst Zürich, Zürich Moves!

2015 Residency & Showing with Cosima Grand at Tanzhaus Zürich

2015 «of ivory and flesh» by Marlene Monteiro Freitas, introduction to the piece at Festival Tanz In Bern, Dampfzentrale Bern

2014 Residency with Cosima Grand and Elodie Aubonnay at ROXY Birsfelden

2014 Residency & Showing with Cosima Grand, Elodie Aubonnay at Residenz Tanz Leuk

2013 Critics platform, two week workshop; Treibstoff Theatertage Basel





2018-19 Balett de Lorraine - Centre Choréographique National

2017- Kunsthalle Zürich

2016/2017 transform Bern

2015/2016 reso tanznetzwerk schweiz

2014-2015 ROXY Birsfelden

2014-2015 «KulturStattBern», Das Kulturblog des «Bund»

2013-2014 Dampfzentrale Bern

2013 Tanz In Bern, Dampfzentrale Bern





Master of Arts in Newest Global History, University of Berne (2014)

Master of Arts in German Studies, University of Berne (2014)

Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Berne (2012)

Bachelor of Arts in German Language and Literature, University of Berne and Universitat de Valencia (2012)

Federal Vocational Baccalaureate (2007)

Practical Business Education (2006)