Tyra Wigg (non-binary pronouns) works with choreography, dance, and performance. They moved from Stockholm, Sweden to Basel, Switzerland in 2020. In 2023 they obtained an MA in Expanded Theatre at Bern University of the Arts, HKB. 

Tyra’s works have been presented in venues and festivals such as Schinkel Pavillon Berlin, Kunsthaus Baselland, ROXY Birsfelden, Les Urbaines, Kunsthalle Basel, Weld Stockholm, BONE Performance Art Festival in Bern, Shedhalle Zürich, Joint Adventures Münich, Young Urban Performance festival in Osnabrück, SITE Sweden, and Zur Wand and Amore in Basel.

After their dance diploma in 2013, Tyra has been working as a dancer and performer with Gisèle Vienne, Heiner Goebbels, Shu Lea Cheang, Ernestyna Orlowska, Marina Abramovich, Inga Gerner Nielsen, Alexandra Pirici, Pontus Pettersson, Olof Runsten, Éva Mag, Marie Jäger, Marie Fahlin, Dorte Olesen, Virpi Pahkinen amongst others.

Tyra’s background in massage therapy and care work has stimulated a curiosity how performing arts can intersect with other forms of body based labor. They also explore how fusions of artistic and physiotherapeutic practices can reinforce and expand the subjective corporeality of the audience. Tyra is driven by the conviction that only by being in an intimate and curious relationship with one’s own physicality, concepts like ecology and queerfeminism can be fully embodied.

More facts
2023-24 Tyra is artist a “LAB-artist” in residence at Kaserne Basel https://kaserne-basel.ch/en/artists/lab-artists

Tyra is a steady member of the Motherboard of Blasphemic Reading Soirées- a nomadic platform for queerfeminist reading and discussion culture.

In 2022 Tyra was part of the discursive reflection groups for emerging artists at AUA LAB at Auawirleben, Bern, and Watch&Talk at Theaterfestival Basel.

2021 they received the DanceWeb Scholarship at Impulstanz in Vienna with mentorship from Anne Juren and Frédéric Gies.

2019-20 they were Artist in residence at SITE in Stockholm. 

Photo: Sascha Rijkeboer