Photo Credit: Max Biskup

Born in New Delhi (IND) and based in Linz (AT) since 2015, Jaskaran Anand  (1992) is a performance-maker, performer/dancer, researcher, organizer and a pedagogue. He completed his Bachelor degree in Computer Science from University of Delhi, India, and obtained a second/third combined degree in Dance Performance & Dance Pedagogy from Anton Bruckner University, Linz, Austria.

His research is invested in deconstructing the concept of Self.Self : fascinated by the nature of spirituality, the psychological & neuroscientific understanding of the self & socio-political society. He orientates his research in conscious re-unification of the collective.self and dig on the factors that may segregate an individual to create a reality of its own.self : due to the interaction, sensation & perception with other objects present in an individual’s environment.

In his research, he refers the neuroscientific hypothesis on the working of the Self by Antonio Damasio, Georg H. Mead’s psychological concepts of True.Self & False.Self-identities which are further related to the Indian philosophy of Advaita Vedanta, the concept of Avataar & quantum mechanics theory that form a philosophy: the Self guides through the knowledge & ignorance of the matter that is forming a reality in a space-time continuum it is present in.
In his interdisciplinary works, he uses various artistic media, always focusing on the human body, which reflects the above-mentioned themes.

Since 2016, he is combining his artistic practices and informatics education. He has deeply invested himself in the research of his ongoing projects: L-INKED, A New Day, Hibernating Further and MachinedHuman!.
L-INKED and “A New Day” are projects that embody an intersectional perspective on gender, sexuality, culture & identity. “Hibernating Further” deals with the future of the ecology & psychological aspect of the society. “MachinedHuman”, a cyborg, is a durational installation-performance reflecting upon the philosophy of post humanism.

He had an opportunity to work as an artist-in-residence for RedSapata, Linz (2019), be part of the research project MoR of Ufer studios, Berlin (2017) and Healing Hill Art Space, India (2015).

Since 2010, he is engaged in the European and Indian contemporary dance and performance art world. He has worked as a dancer, performer and collaborator with Ivo Dimchev, Dschungel Wien, Chiasma/Salvo Lombardo, Liz King/D.ID Dance Identity, Opera de Lausanne, Teatro della Tosse, Balletto Civile and has been part of festivals like Impulstanz, Oriente Occidente, RomaEuropa, Tanztag Buergenland and Vienna. He has also worked as an assistant choreographer for a National Award winning feature film “Haider” in 2014, directed by Vishal Bhardwaj.

He also leads movement body-mind oriented improvisation workshops: “Transcending Ego(s)”, and “Playful Bodies”. He has taught them at Furore Festival conducted by the Academy of Performing Arts Baden-Württemberg, Impulstanz Festival, PANGEA Linz and Anton Bruckner Private University Linz (as a part of the pedagogical degree).

Jaskaran’s work has been generously supported by the following institutions and artists:

Linz Kultur, Linz Impulse2019, Land OÖ (Amt der Oö. Landesregierung), Kunst Universität Linz, DorfTV Linz, D.ID Dance Identity, RedSapata Tanzfabrik Linz , and Holykuti records UK
Robert Steijn, Karin Harrasser, Liz King, Stevie J. Sutanto, RENU (Renu Hossain) and Philosophy Unbound Vienna

Upcoming projects

Dates to be announced* (affected by Corona Crisis)

City Swarming- Dance Marathon

in cooperation with PANGEA
registration & more info

12/17/22/30. 08
Playful Bodies

at Public Moves @ Impulstanz
registration & more info

In-between Privacy

during ARS Electronica Festival
more info


more info

Autumn/winter 2020*
Transcending Ego(s)

in cooperation with PANGEA & Interface Cultures Department, Kunst Universität, Linz
more info