Anna Öberg (SE) is a dancer, performer and choreographer using Swedish Folk Dance as the starting point for her artistic and research work. Since she graduated from DOCH in 2006 she has been working as a freelance artist as well as on commissions from different venues and institutions. Her innovative approach to the genre has drawn a lot of attention to her choreographic work, which is characterized by the creation of multilayered performances with a strong physical approach, often returning to the interaction between music and movement as a central core.
In 2015 Anna was awarded an MFA degree in Choreography at Stockholm University of Arts (Uniarts).
WHAT DOES THE SITE RESIDENCY ENABLE YOU TO DO?
The SITE residency gives me an opportunity to be part of a creative and inspiring network where I can share and gain knowledge with other artists. It also offers me a place to work from on a more long-time basis that will enable a continuity that otherwise is hard to find as a freelance artist.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT?
I am working on a diversity of projects both in Sweden and abroad, which comprise different states of application work, research and production. I am currently artist in residence at Scenkonst Sörmland where I will present two upcoming premieres this fall, SYNK a creation for 13 dancers and Spår av Hågkomst, a solo performance in collaboration with sound artist Jan Carleklev. I am also continuing my collaboration with Dominik Grünbühel & Charlotta Ruth in their ongoing project LIVING DOCUMENTS. In 2019 I am chosen to create Dancenet Swedens new co-production and will also be touring my solo performance Rhythmania through Riksteatern, Sweden.
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO FURTHER DEVELOP DURING YOUR RESIDENCY AT SITE?
Besides the ongoing development of my artistic practice, I want to use this residency to improve my organizational skills focusing on production. Through that, I hope to develop a more sustainable and efficient structure of work that enables me to reach and realize my artistic goals.
The residency aims to enable artistic and organizational development, through free access to office space and studio time as well as counselling. Please contact Anne-Sofie Ericsson for more information.