Bio - Linnea Gwiazda

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Linnea Gwiazda

Linnea (she/her) is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist, director, choreographer and performer. Originally from Victoria BC, Canada, Linnea earned a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Interdisciplinary Studies from Simon Fraser University (Vancouver BC) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, awarded with distinction, from Concordia University (Montréal QC) where she majored in Contemporary Dance. She has studied with artists such as Michael Montanaro, k.g .Guttman, Ken Roy, Ginelle Chagnon, Nelson Henricks, Isabelle Poirier and Rob Kitsos. She is currently based in Vancouver BC, on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the Xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. 

Linnea has performed and presented work both across Canada and internationally in venues such as Kunstkraftwerk (Leipzig, Germany), Phi Centre (Montreal, QC) & TANGENTE (Montreal, QC). Her research focuses on everyday human experience, embodied memory, space, identity and the body. Utilizing the relationships developed between the choreographic themes of subject, time and space, she examines the impacts that people, places and events have on individuals throughout their lives and the traces that remain.  

Additionally, Linnea has worked as a producer, arts administrator, teaching & research assistant, movement coach, dramaturge, curator and stage-manager. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Stephanie Morin-Robert Performance Society. She is the director, and co-producer of the award-winning show AWKWARD HUG, written and performed by Cory Thibert with dramaturgy by TJ Dawe. With Cory, she is also the co-artistic director of O Albatross.

See a video compilation of Linnea’s recent work HERE.