Joa Hug

Finland, Germany (residence) °1968
research interests: embodied writing, Embodied knowledge, Embodied reflection, Body Weather, Performer training
affiliation: University of the Arts Helsinki



Joa Hug is an artist-researcher and doctoral candidate at the Performing Arts Research Centre of the University of the Arts Helsinki/Theatre Academy. His doctoral research investigates the impact of Body Weather performance training on the performer and explores its epistemic potential as a medium of artistic research. Hug studied History, Political Science and Sociology at the Universities of Freiburg and Oregon/Eugene (US), and holds a B. A. in Dance/Choreography (School for New Dance Development/Amsterdam) as well as an M. A. in Artistic Research (University of Amsterdam). Working as independent performer since 2002, he has trained and performed extensively with Body Weather Amsterdam. He co-founded AREAL (Artistic Research Lab) Berlin, where he lives with his family.










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