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My performance career spans more than 10 years as a dancer and physical theater artist in the US and Germany. My last public performance was in 1995.

“Robert Allen’s wonderful to watch, snaking with a rare full-body awareness, each move flowing (or rebounding) into the next with an evocative logic. His mix of physical theater, sounds, eastern and western movement forms (spiced with a rapier wit) is as marvelous…
—Lucia Dewey, Drama-Logue

Solo performer with Schauspielhaus Bochum (Germany), 1991-1995.

“Zeche Eins”

“Antique Project”: Reinhild Hoffman, choreographer. Includes: Denn ein für alle Male ists Orpheus, wenn es singt; Zeche Zwei; and Zeche Eins.

Die Stunde da wir nichts voneinder wussten (The Hour in Which We Knew Nothing of Each Other): premiere, spring 1993. Written by Peter Handke; directed by Jürgen Gosch.

1991 (duet with Reinhild Hoffmann): toured 1993-94 to Lisbon; Rovoreto (Italy); Karlsruhe and Bochum (Germany). R. Hoffmann, choreographer.

Return: premiere, winter 1992. Rhys Martin, choreographer.

Volx-Muzak: premiere, winter 1992. Anna Pocher, choreographer.

AIDS Benefit: winter 1994. Duet with Remo Rostagno.

Member of Kei Takei’s Moving Earth Company, 1990-91.
Created and performed in 24 Hours of Light. Premiere: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, summer 1991. Also performed at Philadelphia Mythos Festival; Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (FL); Art Awareness (NY); and UCLA.

“The Opposites”

Member of Gary Palmer Dance Company
, San Francisco, 1987-88.
Featured performer in Aphelion, Stormy Weather, The Opposites, and Love It to Death.

Guest performer, West Coast, 1988-1990.

The Dance Collective, Los Angeles Festival
Choreographer Sarah Elgart; Featured performer, September 1990.


Family, choreographed by Daniel Shapiro & Joni Smith
Premiere at Royce Hall, UCLA, March 1989. Repeated March 1990.

This And/Or That, choreographed by Ellen Webb & Sandy Walker
Premiere in Cal Performances/OnStage Zellerbach series, Berkeley, CA, May 1988.

Search, choreographed by Lucas Hoving
Lucas Hoving Dancelab; Premiere at New Performance Gallery, San Francisco, May 1988.


Scapin by Molière; directed by Nikolaus Wolcz
Role of Argante; spring 1998.

The Tempest by William Shakespeare; directed by Alfredo Galvan
Role of Prospero; spring 1997.

Faust by Goethe; co-directed by Robert Allen, Alfredo Galvan & Sonoko Kawahara
Role of Mephisto; fall 1966.

Miss Julie by August Strindberg; workshop by Anne Bogart
Role of Jean; fall 1996.