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Born in Switzerland, Matthias Strahm is a freelance designer for theatre and dance based in Scotland.

He graduated from the National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam in 2002 and, for the first half of his career, worked as a professional dancer with companies in Portugal, Spain and Austria.

He has worked as a designer for theatre, dance, musical and operetta productions across Europe. His credits include costume and set designs for Scottish Dance Theatre, Joan Clevillé Dance, Marc Brew Company, and Janis Claxton Dance in the UK, the site-specific theatre company Café Fuerte, Next Liberty Graz, Schauspielhaus Graz, and @tendance/C.Medina in Austria, and several theatre houses in Germany, including Theater Paderborn, Stadttheater Ingolstadt, Kammertheater Karlsruhe, and Theater Aalen among others.
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2017

The North - design - Directed by Joan Clevillé for Joan Clevillé Dance, Scotland

Altes Holz, Ernst und der Schnee - costume design - Directed by Danielle Strahm for Café Fuerte, Austria

Alltag und Ekstase - costume design - Directed by Katharina Kreuzhage for Theater Paderborn, Germany


2016

Little Shop of Horrors - costume design - Directed by Ingmar Otto for Kammertheater Karlsruhe, Germany

Der satanarchäolügenialkohöllische Wunschpunsch - costume and stage design - Directed by Danielle Strahm for Theater Paderborn, Germany

Zwang des Materials - costume design - Directed by Katharina Kreuzhage for Theater Paderborn, Germany

pop-up-duets - costume design - Choreographed by Janis Claxton for Janis Claxton Dance, Scotland

Jedermann - costume design - Directed by Ingmar Otto for Theater Paderborn, Germany

Antigone - costume design - Directed by Katharina Kreuzhage for Theater Paderborn, Germany

Non(n)sens - costume design and choreography - Directed by Ingmar Otto for Kammertheater Karlsruhe, Germany

Kaltes Land - costume design - Directed by Danielle Strahm for Café Fuerte, Austria


2015

Der kleine Horrorladen - costume design and choreography - Directed by Ingmar Otto for Theater Paderborn, Germany

Herr Eichhorn weiß den Weg zum Glück - costume and stage design - Directed by Chiara Nassauer for Theater Paderborn, Germany

Fragile Paper - costume design - Directed by Katie Milroy for KaSt Dance, Scotland

Kabale und Liebe - costume design - Directed by Katharina Kreuzhage for Theater Paderborn, Germany

Blues Brothers - costume design - Directed by Ingmar Otto for Kammertheater Karlsruhe, Germany

Plan B for Utopia - costume and stage design - Choreographed by Joan Clevillé for Joan Clevillé Dance, Scotland

Mein Jahr in Trallalabad - costume and stage design - Directed by Danielle Strahm for Next Liberty, Austria

Biedermanns umgezogen - costume and stage design - Directed by Tina Brüggemann for Theater der Stadt Aalen, Germany



2014

Die Verwandlung by Kafka - costume and stage design - Directed by Katharina Kreuzhage for Theater Paderborn, Germany

Der Lebkuchenmann - choreography - Directed by Jürgen Bosse for Theater Paderborn, Germany

Cabaret - costume design and choreography - Directed by Ingmar Otto for Kammertheater Karlsruhe, Germany

Ente, Tod und Tulpe - costume and stage design - Directed by Petra Jenni for Theater der Stadt Aalen, Germany

C'est la vie by P.Turrini - costume and stage design - Directed by Danielle Strahm for Literaturhaus Graz, Austria

Ein Sommernachtstraum (A Midsummer Night's Dream) - costume and stage design - Directed by Tina Brüggemann for Theater Aalen, Germany

Misery by Stephen King - costume and stage design - Directed by Danielle Strahm for Theater Paderborn, Germany

Der Dritte Frühling - costume and stage design - Directed by Danielle Strahm for Kammertheater Karlsruhe, Germany,

Die Schwärzer - costume design - Directed by Danielle Strahm for Café Fuerte, Switzerland,

Ein Volksfeind (An Enemy of the People) - costume and stage design - Directed by Tonio Kleinknecht for Theater Aalen, Germany,



2013

Herr Eichhorn - costume and stage design - Directed by Danielle Strahm for Theater Paderborn, Germany

Sonny Boys by Neil Simon - costume and stage design - Directed by Ingmar Otto for Kammertheater Karlsruhe, Germany

Cupar Arts - Collective Exhibition, Scotland, 05.10.2013 - 17.10.2013

Im weissen Rössel - costume design and choreography - Operetta by Ralph Benatzky, directed by Ingmar Otto for Kammertheater Karlsruhe, Germany

Project Y, Scottish Youth Dance Company - costume design - Y Dance, Glasgow

Lysistrata - costume and stage design - Directed by Cornelia Schönwald for Zimmertheater Rottweil, Germany

Achilles I - costume design - Choreographed by Joan Clevillé, premiered at Skånes Dansteater, Sweden

Fettes Schwein - costume and stage design - Play by Neil LaBute, directed by Ingmar Otto for Kammertheater Karlsruhe, Germany

Chaos and Contingency - costume design - Choreographed by Janis Claxton, premiered National Museum of Scotland, nationally toured

Vancant Skin - costume design - Choreographed by Matthew Robinson, premiered at Resolution!, The Place, London

Biedermann.umgezogen - costume design - Directed by Tian Brüggemann, Text by Gisela Widmer for Zimmertheater Rottweil, Germany



2012

The Black Rider - costume, stage design and choreography - Musical by Tom Waits, directed by Danielle Strahm for Theater Aalen, Germany

Spatz Fritz - costume, stage design and choreography - Children's theatre piece, directed by Danielle Strahm for Theater Aalen, Germany

Fusional Fragments (restaging) - costume design - Choreographed by Marc Brew for Marc Brew Company, premiered at QEH, Southbank, London, nationally toured

Hamlet - costume design - Directed by Danielle Strahm for Zimmertheater Rottweil, Germany

Fridolin Netzers Alpenflug - costume design - Site-specific theatre play directed by Danielle Strahm for Café Fuerte, internationally toured

Pavlova's Dogs - costume and stage design assistant - Choreograed by Rachel Lopez de la Nieta, designed by Theo Clinkard, created for Scottish Dance Theater, nationally toured

We are here[/link] - costume design - Community work choreographed by Caroline Bowditch with Do Your Thing (SDT Creative Learning), for the Holocaust Memorial Day, Dundee, Scotland



2011

A Touch of Red - costume design - Choreographed by Nicole Guarino, created for 'Backstage Pass' programme of Scottish Dance Theatre, nationally toured

Love Games - costume design - Choreographed by Joan Clevillé, created for the 'Under Construction 2' programme of Scottish Dance Theatre, internationally toured

Collage - costume design - Mixed programme directed by Young na Hyun, featuring emerging European and Japanese dance-makers at the Ai Hall, Osaka, Japan
Costume design for Raison d'etre, Kurenai (chor. Hyun) and the re-staging of Caducifolio (chor. Clevillé)

Short Stories, in 10 songs around the world[/link] - costume design - Choreographed by Christina Medina, a production of @tendance/C.Medina, premiered at 'Dom im Berg' Graz, Austria, nationally toured

Arielle von Gibraltar - costume and stage design - Trash night directed by Pia Händler and Leon Ullrich at 'Ebene3' of Schauspielhaus Graz



2010

It's not always WYSIWYG - costume design - Choreographed by Christina Medina, a production of @tendance/C.Medina for 'werkstatt 2.10' Oberzeiring, Austria, nationally toured

Dreamt for Light Years - costume design - Choreographed by Joan Clevillé for the 'Under Construction' programme of Scottish Dance Theatre, internationally toured

n.n. - costume design and choreography - Created for the 'Junge Choreographen Werstatt' of Oper Graz (Austria), restaged in Japan for Collage

Kaspar Häuser Meer - costume design - Directed by Danielle Strahm for Schauspielhaus Graz



2009

2 scan deep[/link] - costume design - Choreographed by Christina Medina, an @tendance/C.Medina production, premiered at 'Dom im Berg' Graz, Austria, internationally toured

Das Landhaus - costume and stage design - Theatre and dance production, directed by Danielle Strahm, choreographed by Joan Clevillé at 'Ebene 3' of Schauspielhaus Graz



2008

thought it - costume design - Choreographed by Mara Vivas, premiered at 'Festival de Solos y Duetos', Caracas, Venezuela