Anna Vigeland works by turns as a researcher, choreographer, director, translator, and arts facilitator.
She's developed and co-developed performance projects including trapeze installation Corridor/Hallway of Trapezes (Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival); a site-specific trio in the Norwegian Arctic Circle (Arctic Cultural Centre); a collaboration with Athens-based artists drawing off one of their poems (Kinitiras Studio, Greece); a promenade performance series with circus and other artists from across Bulgaria; site specific projects for Italian festivals InTeatro (Polverigi) and Alta Stagione (Naples); and a current oral history and performance project re-presenting other artists’ memories of shows.
As a collaborator on others’ projects: she spent three seasons as circus choreographer with sailing political theater Caravan Stage; translated scripts (The Lost Chapter/7 Fingers/Sharjah World Book Capital 2019), essays, and hundreds of other texts for circuses and other arts groups (Cirque Plume, Teatro Dimitri, 7 Fingers); conducted interviews connected to Hamburg ports and co-devised them into a performance on a barge (ITI Germany /Theater der Welt Festival); and continues to support others' projects as a choreographer, translator, researcher, and facilitator.
Anna began her career as a circus performer. She's a graduate of the National Circus School of Montreal and the University of Massachusetts.