Departures and Arrivals

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FOCUS ARTISTS 2017-18

STINA NYBERG
Sweden

Stina Nyberg lives in Sweden where she makes and performs choreography. Her practice is related to the possibility to through conviction and illusion create new systems of logic in order to construct the world differently, and to act accordingly. Her departure point is always a feminist approach to the body; its social and political construction and ability to move. Often working in collaboration with others – moving in between independent productions, collectives, state institutions, art and the music scene – she creates a method specific to every situation, including how we work into what we work with.

Nyberg is the choreographer of the live concert Shaking the Habitual by the Swedish band The Knife and was performing in the show 2013-2014. Nyberg's latest commission is a work for the Cullberg Ballet entitled Tones & Bones (2014). Both works mentioned above follows a series of works on the non-hierarchical relation between the performance of sound and movement, such as Loudspeaking (2011), Orkestern (2012) and Splendour (2014). Nyberg have for several years collaborated with the choreographers Amanda Apetrea, Nadja Hjorton, Halla Ólafsdóttir and Zoë Poluch under the name Samlingen – investigating dance history from a feminist perspective. In 2016 she spent her time tracing the historical and political writing of the body by looking at three contemporary developments of the early 20th century: Taylorism in the USA, Meyerhold's Biomechanics in Russia and the development of “People's health” (Folkhälsan) in Sweden. The research resulted in the quartet Shapes of States which is presented with a sight interpretation for the visually impaired.

In 2017 Nyberg created the performance Immunsystemet with Sandra Lolax and Rosalind Goldberg, dealing with the backside of wellness. She recently premiered her new solo Thunderstruck, a performance tracing the life of Nikola Tesla, dancing with a tesla coil and investigating invisible powers. Following the path of Tesla’s legacy continues into 2018 and beyond.

 


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