Anna Vigeland works by turns as a researcher, performer, choreographer, director and co-director, writer and co-writer, arts facilitator, and translator.
Her most recent project re-presents other performers’ memories of shows. Past performance projects include 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 circus-theatre collaboration with iterations in Serbia and Quebec (Dom Kulture Cacak / PJE).
As a collaborator on others’ projects: Anna spent three seasons as circus choreographer with sailing political theater Caravan Stage; translated scripts for circus shows (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 and join others' projects as a choreographer, performer, translator, researcher, and facilitator.
Anna began her career as a circus performer (7 Fingers, Lookingglass Theater, Cavalia, Universal Studios Japan, Circus Reaction, Franco Dragone Productions/RTP TV2, Cirque du Soleil events, Cirque Eloize events, NYC Aerial Dance Festival, TeatrInGestAzione/Alto Fragile, etc.). She's a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and the National Circus School of Montreal.