Gwen Kyrg (b. 1985 pronoun: she/her) is a freelance musician and performing artist. The hybrid works as a singer, performer, speaker, music and theater director and composer. Her focus is on jazz, free improvisation and pop, as well as language, movement and installation, which she combines in her own work to create theatrical performances and forms of contemporary musical theater.
In her ongoing free improvisation audio experiment format, Gwen Kyrg has been developing site-specific experimental arrangements for cross-disciplinary ensembles and audiences as lab partners since 2011. She collaborates on various projects across a broad spectrum from music to performing arts.
Gwen Kyrg’s own work revolves around the here and now, encounters, participation, listening, and femininity. Current productions 2021-2022: „Natural Woman – a performance at home“ (Westflügel Leipzig), „complex and many“ (concept album and installative song performance in cooperation with the band Aua Aua), performer at „Das Amt“ (Theaterwerkstatt Pilkentafel Flensburg).
Gwen Kyrg graduated in 2011 with a diploma in jazz/pop vocals from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Cologne and in 2015-2016 she completed her training in mime corporel dramatique (movement theater) at the Atelier des Mimes Berlin. She is a scholarship holder of the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony, the Performing Arts Fund, the Music Fund and the Cultural Office of the City of Leipzig. In 2019-2021 she cooperated in the Artist Development Programme with LOFFT – DAS THEATER in Leipzig.
Impulse at go plastic STUDIO LAB:
Wednesday, July 6 from 12 – 3 p.m.
Based on her participatory performance „TUBATABU“ – a parlor game for 4 people, which was used as a formal template, transferred to the theme and expanded with movement, within the go plastic STUDIO LAB the participants developed the format further into a collective anger transformer with the help of text and movement materials.