Anne Kjær

I am a transdisciplinary artist making work, often collaboratively, across multiple fields and mediums, including live performance, sound composition, film, installation, and site-specific art.

My work is inquisitive about the human condition, multi-sensorial, immersive, emotionally delicate, sonically dense, and informed by my own neurodivergence. At the centre of my practice is the body; its sensory apparatus; movements; stories; and its desire and capacity for communication and connection.

Coming from a background in acting and theatre, I developed an interest in physical theatre and contemporary dance. As someone without formal training in dance, my choreographic approach is grounded in contemporary somatic practices. My work accentuates connecting the internal to the external; improvisation; awakening the imagination; expanding and refining the quality and texture of movement; longevity; and discovering pleasure and power in playful effort. I find inspiration in the movement language of Gaga, the movement research of Linda Kapetanea and Jozef Frucek (Fighting Monkey), Body Weather training (Min Tanaka), Contact Improvisation, and other contemporary movement practices.

In my role as collaborator and facilitator I am committed to an ethics of care: to being attentive and responsive towards the needs of others; to awaken to the teachings that others may offer me; to being aware of my influence and responsibility; to the cultivation of empathy for all and adaptability in my means of communication.

Originally from Copenhagen and now based in Glasgow, Anne graduated from the Contemporary Performance Practice programme at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2023.