Tyra Wigg is a dancer, performer and choreographer from Sweden. She studied dance at Balettakademien Stockholm and courses in choreography, dance theory, music theory and mime acting, at Stockholm Uniarts. To feed her curiosity in various artistic movement and performative practices she regularly participates in workshops, seminars, residencies and creative processes in Sweden and abroad.
Tyra immerses herself in movement practices with focus of fascia release and reinforcement of the endless capacity of kinaestetic awareness. In her choreographic work Tyra investigates how these practices can interfere with, and propose surprising directions, to her habitual patterns of moving and thinking.
Since 2017 Tyra is performing in the internationally touring piece CROWD by Gisèle Vienne, and since 2018 in Everything that Happened and Would Happen by Heiner Goebbels. Previously she has been collaborating and performing in a wide range of contexts with artists such as Marina Abramovic, Olof Runsten, Éva Mag, Alexandra Pirici, Adele Essle Zeiss, Marie Fahlin, Dorte Olesen, Anna Källblad/Helena Byström, Virpi Pahkinen and Stefan Metz.
In December 2019 Tyra premiered her choreographic project NAPS at Weld in Stockholm. NAPS is a collaboration with musicians Siri Jennefelt and Aram Abbas. During spring 2020 she developed the solo “middle time” by recycling material from NAPS. In September 2021 at Weld Tyra will premiere her next solo project Physical Empathy (work title) in collaboration with dramaturg Miriam Coretta Schulte.
2020 Tyra received the DanceWeb Scholarship at Impulstanz in Vienna. During 2019-20 she was Artist in residence at SITE in Stockholm.
Since 2010 Tyra is a certified massage therapist in Swedish massage. She is receiving clients in her studio and on her travels.