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Anna Vigeland makes and collaborates on performance projects and also works as a researcher and translator. Long bio: Her interdisciplinary performance work has been developed and presented at the Arctic Cultural Centre (Norway), Hexagram (Montreal), Alta Stagione Festival (Italy), InTeatro Festival (Italy), Kinitiras (Greece), NYC Aerial Dance Festival, Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, Dom Kulture Čačak (Serbia), and in a series of outdoor festivals in Bulgaria. Her collaborations on others’ projects include three seasons as circus choreographer with sailing grassroots theater Caravan Stage, the “Access Points” project conducting interviews connected to Hamburg ports and co-devising them into a performance on a barge (ITI Germany /Theater der Welt Festival), and research assistance supporting various oral history, research-creation, and cultural research projects (Concordia, CRITAC). Interested in connections between translation and live performance, she’s translated for circus and theatre shows (Philippe Goudard's “Du côté de la vie” in Montreal; English audio version of The 7 Fingers' "The Lost Chapter," presented at Sharjah World Book Capital 2019), collaborated on production surtitles (TOHU), and translated hundreds of texts for circuses, scholars, artists, and arts groups (Canadian Association for Theatre Research, Société québécoise d’études théâtrales, Cirque Plume, Teatro Dimitri, 7 Fingers). Anna began her career as a circus performer (7 Fingers, Lookingglass Theater, Franco Dragone Productions/RTP TV2, Cavalia, Universal Studios Japan, Circus Reaction, Cirque du Soleil events, Cirque Eloize events, etc.) and occasionally performs in different interdisciplinary projects (Alto Fragile/TeatrInGestAzione, Nadère arts vivants). Her work has been supported by TCG Global Connections (funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), a Bread Loaf Katharine Bakeless Nason scholarship, a German Center of the International Theatre Institute (ITI) Artist Participation grant, the first Aloft Incubator Support grant, Fractured Atlas' former Creative Development grant program, the Observatoire des médiations culturelles, le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and the Canada Council for the Arts. She’s a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and the National Circus School of Montreal.

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