Dancer and choreographer Kitt Johnson is one of a kind on the Danish dance and performance scene. For more than twenty-five years she has been developing her own, very particular, artistic universe; a universe that is at once minimalist, expressive and innovative. Her work is characterized by an extreme body control and a unique feel for simple but effective stage effects, and she uses these effects to create intense, physical and visual transformations that explore the deepest layers of human existence.
Kitt Johnson has a background in elite athletics, modern and contemporary dance, contact improvisation, butoh, martial arts and German expressionist theatre. As a dancer and choreographer she has worked with Mark Tompkins (F), Nobert Stockheim (D), Sacha Waltz (D), Anita Saij (DK) and other leading figures in these fields.
Kitt Johnson’s trademark is solo performance, but her repertoire is broad and also includes many ensemble works, New Circus, site-specific work and a production designed for children. She also organises and curates performance festivals, including the site-specific MELLEMRUM biennale, contributing to her ambition to create a platform from which Danish and international performing arts can engage in dialogue and share experience.
With their universal themes and minimalist idiom Kitt Johnson’s works are attractive abroad, and since early on in her career she has toured the length and width of Denmark and many other countries besides. In addition to her own works, she is continually involved as an artistic consultant on other projects, as well as being a sought-after public speaker, teacher and workshop organizer in many different contexts.