Anna Öberg is a Swedish dancer, performer and choreographer using Swedish Folk Dance as the starting point for her artistic 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 Annagraduated from the Master Program in New Performative Practices at DOCH.
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. I really think that this residency will give me peace and inspiration to organize and further develop my work on a more thorough basis.
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT?
Right now I am working on a diversity of projects both in Sweden and abroad, which comprise different states of application work, research and production. Besides that I continuously develop my solo project A RHYTHMICAL RETREAT which is planned to premiere during the fall 2016. A RHYTHMICAL RETREAT deals with groove, as a physical and musical practice as well as expressions of togetherness, desire and compulsion and the risktaking and friction that is embedded in those acts.
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.