BIO

“Movement is the language revealing that which we are constantly attempting to touch but never reach”.

Tuva Hildebrand is an interdisciplinary performance artist originally from Landskrona, Sweden but now based in Malmö (SE) and the United States. Tuvas artistic practice consists of performing, collaborating, making, teaching and writing. Her own making practice often deals with themes such as intimacy, embodiment, empathy, power, non-violence, eco-queerfeminism and language. Tuva teaches movement improvisation influenced by Alexander Technique, Skinner Releasing Teknik, BodyMind Centering and the work of Eva Karczag among other improvisational techniques.

Currently Tuva is recovering from an ACL reconstruction surgery while continuing to explore to teach, make and perform with varied physical ability, while finishing her MFA thesis in Contemporary Performative Arts at HSM in Gothenburg, Sweden. Tuva is in collaboration with Karolin Kent also initiating a project where somatic dance practices, improvisation, ecology and activism meets, and founding a national organization in Sweden for the research of somatic practices and improvisation with Karolin Kent and Ina Dokmo.

In 2011-2018 Tuva lived and worked in New York; she danced for Heather Kravas, Julie Mayo, Stacy Grossfield and at venues such as The Chocolate Factory, Center for Performance Research, Dixon Place, Danspace Project, The Kitchen och Judson Church. Through her internship with Movement Research she began studying closely with pioneering women within somatics and improvisation such as Stephanie Skura, K.J. Holmes and Eva Karczag, among others, and today she has a close mentor-apprentice relationship with Eva Karczag, archiving and mapping-out her practice.

Tuva is formally trained in acting/Meisner technique at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater (NY), in choreography and movement at Movement Research (NY), DOCH/UniArts (SE), Northern School of Contemporary Dance (UK) and through independent workshops.