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Profile: Anna Krzystek

Choreographic Fellowship Award

Anna Krzystek received a Choreographic Fellowship Award from the Scottish Arts Council in 2007

About the Choreographic Fellowship Award

One award of up to £25,000 is available to an individual, mid-career choreographer in order to provide a substantial period of time for exploration and experimentation. This includes any costs associated with working with professional dancers and other collaborators, in addition to travel etc.

Level of Grants: up to £25,000

About Anna Krzystek

Anna Krzystek is a choreographer & performer based in Glasgow. Anna is also a core member of Helsinki based performance company OBLIVIA Performance Company.

After a year-long period of research and development, supported by Scottish Arts Council Choreographic Fellowship Award, and numerous work in progress events, Figure This has come into being and premiered in March 09. Figure This is the third in a series of solo performances based on the premise of waiting.

Signature image for 'Figure This'; Photo: Tim Nunn

Anna says:

"Now that my fellowship year has come to an end I can clearly state that it has been a great privilege and of great significance to me. I  have experienced a great deal of support and encouragement from all sources - my collaborators, fellow artists, programmers and international contacts.

I have engaged with people on many levels, from one to one in depth conversations to presenting work-in-progress showings and introducing my ideas to a wider audience. I have analysed my own unique approach to making work, acknowledging the strengths my work hold and its inherent value.

My choreographies are unique in Scotland and my working process and career advancements are very organic. Over the years I have been slowly establishing myself as an artist, taking time to create work with full artistic freedom and with a commitment to creating original work.

The Choreographic Fellowship has indeed allowed me to experience this on a more profound level, allowing me to further my interest in connecting interdisciplinary elements from dance, film, sound and installation.

To sum up I am incredibly honoured to have had the financial support and extended timescale to dedicate myself to my artistic practice and for the newly found confidence it has given me and I look forward to the next phase of my artistic development."

If you want to find out more about Anna and her work, visit the Anna Krzystek website. 

If you want to find out more about applying for a Choreographic Fellowship, visit the Scottish Arts Council dance funds page.


See also
* Profiles archive
* Dance in Scotland
* Dance projects
* Dance Funds for Individuals
Related Internet links
* Anna Krzystek website
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