With their base in contemporary dance, somatic practices, and massage therapy Tyra Wigg makes performances that reinforce and expand their audiences’ subjective corporeal perceptions. Tyra believes that only by being in an intimate and curious relationship with one’s physicality, concepts like ecology and queerfeminism can be fully embodied.
To expand the notion of massage during the pandemic, Tyra developed the 1-on-1 interactive performance phone massage, presented at BONE Performance Art Festival and Young Urban Performance festival. Their piece Physical Empathy (2021) in co-production with ROXY Birsfelden and Weld, further explored touch and care work in a stage context. Tyra presented their solo The Hand, the rock, your shoulder and my mouth at the protozone “Zones of Kinship, Love & Playbour” curated by Lucie Tuma in Shedhalle spring 2022, and is currently continuing their choreographic research in relation with massage and care work.
As a dancer, performer and co-creator Tyra work with artists such as, Gisèle Vienne, Shu Lea Cheang, Heiner Goebbels, Ernestyna Orlowska, Marina Abramovic, Alexandra Pirici and Inga Gerner Nielsen, and the Zürich-based performance network DIVAS.