A B O U T

Anders is a British/Swedish, dance artist, choreographer and visual artist. Their work blurs movement and visual arts, collaborating with artists working in computer coding, residual media, fine art, projection, fashion, music technology and design to find different languages in order to open the possibilities of performance and choreography.

 

After completing a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Anders went on to a degree at London Contemporary Dance School. They graduated in 2014 and became postgraduate apprentice with Tilted Productions, then joining the cast of Maresa Von Stockert's promenade piece, Belonging(s) (2015-2017) and the stage piece Constructions of Thin Air (2018). They have also worked with Lea Anderson, Requardt & Rosenberg, Bradley Smail, Humanah Productions, Wayne Parsons, Kasia Witek and Jose Agudo among others.

 

As a maker, Anders has choreographed a short film, Polystyrene Dreams (dir. Jack Exton), which won the RATMA International Film Festival Best Art Film 2013, and has created several installation films combining fashion, performance and animation.  In the duet, Projected, which premiered at Resolution15 and was invited to be shown as part of The Place’s Currency Festival 2015, Anders worked with analogue projection of old film stock.  In Absent Impressions (2015) which was developed in Choreodrome research and development,  they collaborated with composer Chris Edwards and film artist Rowan de Freitas to continue their exploration of the materiality of celluloid.  In 2017 Anders turned to a critique of digital technology with Binary, a collaboration with designer Kit Hinchcliff and composer and computer coder Jamie Forth and six performers and is now in a further stage of development.


Well Lit, their most recent work, a duet made in partnership with choreographer/performer Daniel Persson, feeding off their personal experiences of gender and cultural identity.  Well Lit premiered in the UK at Resolution in February 2018 and in Sweden at Malmöfestivalen in August 2018. It is now is the second stage of R&D with a grant from Arts Council England.

In January 2019 Anders completed their MA at London Contemporary Dance School, their dissertation was an investigation of gendered space.

Photo Lee Carter 

Anders Duckworth 2019

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