Anna Sperber is a native of Brooklyn NY, where she is currently based. Her work has been presented by The Joyce Theater in the Unleashed Series, The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Chocolate Factory Theater, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, CATCH in P.S. 122's COIL Festival, Dixon Place, Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, and The American Dance Festival among other venues. Anna has been an Artist in Residence at Brooklyn Arts Exchange (2013-15), Gibney Dance Center DiP (Dance In Process 2013 & 2015), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council at Governors Island (2011), Movement Research (2006-08), and Sugar Salon, a program of Williamsburg Arts NeXus in partnership with the Barnard Dance Department of Columbia University (2008-09). Anna was a Co-Curator of the 2008 Movement Research Spring Festival. As a performer she has worked with many New York-based choreographers including luciana achugar and Juliette Mapp. She is a co-founder of classclassclass, and has taught at Movement Research, American Dance Festival, Gibney Dance, Dance New Amsterdam, Hunter College, classclassclass, and as a guest artist at George Washington University, and Wayne State University. She founded and ran BRAZIL, a studio and intimate performance space in Bushwick (2004-14).
Sperber's work employs highly crafted movement with wildness at the core. Her goal is for the viewer to enter a state with the performers as they navigate the physical engagement and visual landscape of each work, to be drawn into the sensory capacities of comprehension that construct our faculties of memory, reason and imagination. Sperber works with a combination of technical rigor and improvisation to generate a deep rawness of emotion through endurance. Her investigations delve deeply into shaping energy and momentum within given architectural spaces. She work utilizes the power of the collective force of groups of bodies moving in space, examining the experience of the singular and collective body. Interested in what we project - what we glean from how we see ourselves in each other, and each other in ourselves.