Werdegang / Ausbildung: 
Mirjam Gurtner works as a choreographer in Berlin, Basel and London.
Born in Switzerland, Mirjam trained at Basel Theatre, the Vienna State Opera, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London.

Her current artistic research looks at structured improvisation, instant composition and the interplay between sensation and physicality. Movement is not fixed but defined in each moment. The dancers cannot hide behind set choreography, rather are revealed as humans. Her work searches for the personal in order to point towards what is shared. In collaboration with sound artists she examines the relation between the moving body, its live sound and the audience.
Wichtige Projekte / Ausstellungen: 
SKINNED premiered at Theater Roxy Birsfelden in October 2018.

Her new work SKINNED premiered at Theater Roxy Birsfelden/Basel in October 2018 and opened Tanztage Berlin in January 2019 at Sophiensaele to great acclaim. Most recent works are the duet unknowing which toured Switzerland as part of Tanzfaktor 2018, the performance installation DISPLAY for Candoco Dance Company at the Wellcome Collection London and Public Affairs for wildwuchs Festival 2017 at Kaserne Basel.

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Mirjam is the recipient of the Dance UK Mentorship 2015/16 for future leaders in dance. She was supported by the TANDEM program 2017 of Tanzbüro Berlin and is part of the European program A.T.E.N.A. (Atelier Temporaire Européen de Navigation Artistique).