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Choreographer, director, dancer 
Education
M.F.A. in Dance University of California Los Angeles 1991-1994
B.A. in Theatre Cum Laude Augustana College Illinois 1985-1988


Works, choreography, film and art installations
2017-2020 ”City Horses”, dance performance Dansens hus/City of Stockholm, tour Copenhagen Dansehallerne, Göteborg Culture Festival, Malmö Summer festival, Uppsala Art Festival, Umeå, Örebro Open Art Biennale, Helsingör Passage Festival, Tierp, Enköping, Älvkarleby, Östervåla, Lidingö, Botkyrka Festival


2019 ”Blånagla” dance film installation Orrviken, Husum

2018 ”Tidsfönster”, choreography and dance for film installation by Katarina Eismann, Handelshögskolan

2017 ”Swept Away”, site specific dance film installation Katarinaberget, Stockholm Konst


2016-2019 ”Vandringen” and ”Harrys värld” interactive dance and sound installation in collaboration with Johan Andersson and Nils Personne, Lat.63 art arena Östersund, R1, Scenkonst Sörmland

2016, 2015 ”Horses” dance film in collaboration with Helena Byström, wip konsthall, Stockholm, premiered at Zita, Stockholm 2015.

2014-2016 ”Blånagla” site specific dance opera at Orrviken dance palace, Husum in collaboration with Helena Byström and Lisa Ullén, Umeå Culture Capital 2014 and Riksteatern


2015, 2009 ”Foldout”, choreography and dance for film installation by Katarina Eismann, Modern Museum Malmö, premiered at Uppsala Konstmuseum 2009.

2014-15 ”Jag är inte så mycket det där skummet” dance film installation in collaboration with Helena Byström, Botkyrka konsthall

2014 ”The war inside me” dance film installation in collaboration with Jasmina Bilalovic and Helena Byström, Tullhuset, Stockholm Konst

2014 ”Mår i stort sett bra” choreography for a new play by Anders Duus, Scenkonst Sörmland

2014 ”Vodici” choreography and dance for film installation by Helena Byström, Uppsala Domkyrka

2014 ”Under the Olive Tree. Meeting Palestinian Women” documentary film by Mervi Junkkonen about the project ”Close”. Uppsala konstmuseum

2013 ”A Theatre Knocks on the Door” choreography and dance for site specific performance with ArtAgent, City Theater Ohrid Summer Festival, Macedonia

2013 ”White Elephants” Dance of the three arenas, site specific dance performance in collaboration with Ett rum med utsikt, Globen, Stockholm

2013 ”Yeahaa!” country musical in collaboration with Annette Taranto, new music by Niko Röhlcke, Schools in Lidingö.

2013 ”Vem där” choreography and dance for installation by Helena Byström, Fullersta gård Huddinge.

2012 ”Veka Livet - a melancholy divertissement”, performance in collaboration with Barbro Smeds, Moderna Muséet Stockholm


2012 ”Ställtid”, site specific dance installation in collaboration with Tove Axelsson on comission by Ably Botkyrka

2012 ”Olivträd”, dance film in collaboration with Annette Taranto, Mångkulturellt centrum, Botkyrka

2012 ”Yellow”,  dance film in collaboration with Uglycute, Marabouparken, Stockholm

2012 ”Härmapan”, installation in collaboration with Uglycute, Marabouparken, Stockholm

2011 ”Nattboksblad”, dance performance, Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm. Commission by Stockholm International Poetry Festival honouring Tomas Tranströmer Nobel Prize in literature.

2011 ”À Une Raison”, dance and music performance in collaboration with Chrichan Larson, Annette Taranto, premiere MDT Stockholm


2011 ”Flying Carpet”, interactive dance installation in collaboration with Bill Brunson, Anders Friberg, and DJ Nico, commission by Art’s Birthday Party, Södra Teatern/Swedish Radio P2

2011 ”Tidsfönster”, choreography and dance for film installation by Katarina Eismann, Statens konstråd

2009-2010 ”CLOSE – your body, her voice”, interactive installation in collaboration with Annette Taranto, Sakakini Art Centre Ramallah, Södra teatern Stockholm, Haninge konsthall, Gottsunda Dans och Teater Uppsala.


2002-2011 ”For Your Eyes Only”, dance installation in collaboration with Tove Axelsson, performed and exhibited at Royal Dramatic Theatre, MDT, Norrlandsoperan, Atalante, Skulpturens hus, Palladium Dansstationen, Riksteatern, Västerbottensteatern, Haninge Culture House, Lunds stadsteater, Skellefteå konsthall, wip konsthall, IETM Danscentrum Stockholm, Skellefteå Hospital, Norrlands university hospital Umeå.

2010 ”Yellow” - work in progress,  dance film in collaboration with Uglycute, Venice Biennale of Architecture

2009 ”Daniel”, choreography for music video with Bat for Lashes directed by Johan Renck

2008, 2002 ”Ballongkvinnan”, dance performance, Moderna dansteatern c/o Teater Scenario Stockholm,  premiered Moderna dansteatern Stockholm 2002

2008 ”Härmapan”, site specific dance performance in collaboration with Uglycute, premiere as first public performance ever in R1 Moderna dansteatern c/o, Stockholm


2007 ”Hoppsa Universum”, interactive dance installation, Botkyrka konsthall, Stockholm

2007 ”Hoppsa Universum - the choreography”, dance performance, Moderna dansteatern c/o Botkyrka konsthall, Stockholm

2005 ”Beauty and the Beats”, dance performance Moderna dansteatern, Stockholm

2005, 2000-2001 ”Kan du vänta ett ögonblick?” Moderna dansteatern Stockholm, Moderna Museet Stockholm, Dansstationen Malmö, Jönköpings teater, Rosenlundsteatern

2004 ”Hon sågs senast...”, dance performance, A day and night of art festival Ecofabriken, Anneberg


2004 ”Baby I’m Burning”, dance performance, Moderna dansteatern, Stockholm

2002 ”Vi”, dance video installation in collaboration with Bigert and Bergström, Kulturhuset, Stockholm

2002 ”Järnvägshotellet”, choreography and dance for TV series directed by Ella Lemhagen, SVT Drama

2002 ”Consolata”, dance performance E.L.D./Weld Stockholm

2002 ”Better Sorry”, dance performance, Orionteatern, Stockholm

2002 ”En blind fotograf” Orionteatern and Rosenlundsteatern Stockholm, Jönköping’s theater and Central station

2001 ”Och blodet bara sprutade”, dance performance Rosenlundsteatern, Stockholm


Director
2000-present director and choreographer in 30 some project based state funded independent dance and art productions working with dancers, visual artists, composers, musicians, actors, filmmakers and architects. The work has been showed at and produced in collaboration with theatre and art institutions such as Dansens hus, Moderna Museet, MDT, Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm konst and Kulturhuset and toured nationally and internationally. 


2014-2016 Program director dance and choreographer in the project ”Compoz” developing an interactive movement installation in collaboration with Medis5 artists with intellectual disabilities, Kapellet, Audiorama and Musikcentrum Öst Stockholm.

2013-2015 Initiated and co-directed for Art Agent in collaboration with Botkyrka municipality the international participatory art project ”Visualise the Invisible”. Curated with Helena Byström the international exhibition ”Visualise the Invisible” at Tullhuset Stockholm, hosted by Stockholm Konst, exhibiting twenty participatory art works by artists in dance, theatre, fine arts and film from Albania, Macedonia, Croatia and Sweden.


2009-2011 Initiated and directed the international art project ”Close - Your Body Her Voice” involving Palestinian, Israeli and Swedish dancers, musicians, film makers, artists, researchers, journalists and social workers in performances and dialogues in Ramallah, Nablus, Birzeit, Haifa, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Stockholm, in collaboration with Sakakini Art Centre Ramallah and Södra teatern Stockholm.

Dancer
1987- Dancer, original cast in stage performances, national and international touring, by Cristina Caprioli, Efva Lilja, Eva Lundquist, Douglas Dunn, Tino Sehgal, Jeremy James, Gunilla Heilborn, Helena Franzén, Janis Brenner, Pat Catterson , Ingrid Olterman, Carl-Olof Berg, Dorian Byrd, Marie Fahlin, Gretchen Schiller, and in art and dance film productions for STV and the Modern Museum by Helena Byström, Katarina Eismann, Gunilla Heilborn, Jessica Iwansson and Yinka Shonibare


Artistic research
2019 Residence at Critical Path - centre for choreographic research and dance development Sydney Australia

2013-2015 Co-researcher in ”The collaborative dialogue - a meeting of the arts” directed by Barbro Smeds, Stockholm University of the Arts

2011-2012 Co-researcher in ”Melankoli” directed by Barbro Smeds Stockholm University of the Arts

2007-2009 Co-researcher in ”Skakande situationer/Don’t Go Home” directed by Barbro Smeds, Stockholm University of the Arts, Moderna dansteatern Stockholm and Danish National School for Performing Arts, Copenhagen

2006-2007 Guest choreographer, director and researcher ”Hoppsa Universum” University of Dance and Circus, Stockholm, Botkyrka konsthall, Moderna dansteatern


Grants
2020 Swedish Arts Council tour grant, Swedish Arts Grants Committee travel grant Australia Supercell, Swedish Arts Grants Committee work grant

2019 Swedish Arts Grants Committee travel grant Australia, Critical Path Sydney research and residence grant

2018 Swedish Arts Council project and touring grant (City Horses), Swedish Arts Grants Committee film production grant (Blånagla) and travel grant Iceland

2017 Swedish Arts Council production grant, Stockholm County Council production grant (City Horses), Swedish Arts Grants Committee travel grant Denmark, Region Uppsala choreographer residence grant

2016 City of Stockholm production grant, DIS Stockholm county council production grant(City Horses), City of Stockholm project grant (work-in-progress/Wip dansstudio, Allmänna arvsfonden (Vandringen, Harrys värld)

2015 Swedish Arts Grants Committee project grant(Städbaletten), City of Stockholm project grant (I can’t sleep at night), City of Stockholm project grant (work-in-progress/Wip dansstudio, Allmänna arvsfonden (Vandringen, Harrys värld)


2014 Swedish Arts Council project grant, Swedish Arts Grants Committee project grant, County Administrative Board, Västernorrland (Blånagla), EACEA project grant, SIDA project grant, Swedish Arts Council project grant, Kulturbryggan project grant, City of Stockholm project grant, Stockholm County Council project grant(Visualize the Invisible), City of Stockholm project grant (Wip dansstudio), Allmänna arvsfonden (Vandringen, Harrys värld)

2013 EACEA project grant, SIDA project grant, Swedish Arts Council project grant, Kreativa fonden Botkyrka (Visualize the Invisible), City of Stockholm project grant (Wip dansstudio)

2012 Stockholm County Council project grant (Yeeehaaa!), City of Stockholm seed grant (Som en dans), City of Stockholm operating grant (Wip dansstudio)

2011 Swedish Arts Council project grant(Melankolia), City of Stockholm project grant (Wip dansstudio)

2010 Nordic Culture Point project grant (À Une Raison), City of Stockholm project grant (Wip dansstudio)

2009 Swedish Arts Council International ex-change grant, Swedish Institute International ex-change grant, Swedish Arts Grants Committee International Ex-change Grant Sweden, Palestine, Israel, City of Stockholm project grant, Sweden, Palestine, Israel (Close), Swedish Arts Grants Committee project grant (Yellow), Swedish Arts Grants Committee travel grant, University of Dance and Circus travel grant Jamaica, Swedish Arts Council project grant, Helge Ax:son Johnson project grant, Stockholm County Council project grant (À Une Raison), City of Stockholm project grant(Wip dansstudio)

2008 City of Stockholm project grant, Stockholm County Council project grant, Stiftelsen Längmanska kulturfonden project grant (Härmapan),
University of Dance and Circus travel grant Genoa, City of Stockholm Project Grant (Wip dansstudio)

2007 Swedish Arts Grants Committee work grant, Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm County Council, City of Stockholm and University of Dance and Circus project grant(Hoppsa Universum)

2006 Stockholm County Council program development grant, Swedish Arts Council program development grant, City of Stockholm project grant (Wip dansstudio)

2005 Swedish Arts Grants Committee work grant

2004 Swedish Arts Grants Committee project grant, City of Stockholm project grant(Baby I’m Burning)

2003 Swedish Arts Grants Committee work grant

2002 City of Stockholm project grant (Consolata)

2001 Swedish Arts Council project grant (Och blodet bara sprutade)

2000 Swedish Arts Grants Committee work grant  

1998 Dance WEB

1997 Sleipnir travel grant

1993 Anonymous Donor Award UCLA Dance Department, Research and Travel Grant UCLA Dance Department

1991 Full Tuition Grant UCLA, Anonymous Donor Award UCLA Dance Department

1988 Honor Scholarship Augustana College

1987 Honor Scholarship Augustana College

1985-86 Sweden America Foundation full scholarship Augustana College