Kayla Schiltgen is a multidisciplinary artist based in Two Harbors, Minnesota creating emotive experiences through the use of dance, film and visual art. Her live performance work has been presented at the Walker Art Center, the Southern Theater, Tek Box and the Teatro Zuccone among others and her screendance films have been shown at festivals both locally and internationally. She also owns Turtle Hare Farm + Stay, a sustainable farm and lodging retreat on Minnesota’s North Shore, which inspires much of her practice.
In recent years Kayla has turned her attention to practicing her art in the outdoors looking to the natural world as teacher, healer and collaborator. Playing with improvisation, pace, subtlety and simplicity, Kayla’s work employs the visceral attunement she experiences as Highly Sensitive Person and the fervor of compassionate embodiment. Feeling and sensing are the uniting forces for Kayla’s work becoming tools to explore emotional response, intuition and imagination as they relate to place. Kayla is currently making around themes of identity, coexistence, community, introspection and self-love.