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MAIA MEANS är en frilansande dansare med kandidatexamen i samtidsdans från DOCH, Stockholms Konstnärliga Högskola. Hon utövar och skapar dans och koreografi i form av föreställningar, texter och organisatoriskt arbete. Means dansar i verk av bl.a. Mette Ingvartsen, Gry Tingskog och Karen Eide Bøen samt samarbetar med Oda Brekke på deras foreställning On top of things. Means er medredakör for det koreografiske fanzinet This Container och sitter i styrelsen för organisationen INSISTER SPACE.
Klara Utke Acs is a performance artist working in the expanded fields of dance and choreography. She is active in Stockholm and Copenhagen and holds a bachelor in Dance Performance from Stockholm University of the Arts. The work departs from questions regarding poetics and body politics. It is built on a foundation of creating collective spaces with queer and crip strategies. Together with Chloe Chignell, Louise Pousette and Tamara Alegre, she is a founding member of the open-ended dance and reading circle POSSE hosted at c.off in Stockholm, that has led to collaborations in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Italy. Klara’s choreographic work is built on collaboration and inter-mediality in the borderlands of choreography, dramaturgy, sound, film and visual arts. Her pieces have been presented in performing arts-, visual arts- and inter-disciplinary contexts such as Overgaden, Charlottenborg, Space10, Konstnärshuset, Mini Bar and Norberg Festival. She has been working with choreographers Pontus Pettersson, Ellen Söderhult, composers Pan Daijing and Soho Rezanejad, performing in contexts such as at Tate Modern, Berlin Atonal, MDT, Dansehallerne, Blackbox Teater, Konsthall C and Tensta Konsthall.
Noah Hellwig is a freelance dance artist based in Stockholm who is working in contexts of extended choreography, contemporary dance, performance art, baroque dance, interactive performance and interactive media.
Noah Hellwig has a BA in Professional Dance & Performance from Central School of Ballet in London and from 2016 a MFA in Choreography from Stockholm University of the Arts (DOCH).
He often work with Weld Company and Nordic Baroque Dancers in different productions. He also works with freelance choreographers as Dalija Acin Thelander and Sebastian Lingserius.
His own choreographic work has spanned between focusing on participatory and interactive performances, immersive environments, mixed-reality performances, reflections on dance and music history, choreography for musicians in orchestras, somatic and subjective perspectives on experience and movement, as well as working with different approaches of embodying relationships with technology.
Hiroko Tsuchimoto (b.1984, Sapporo, Japan) is a visual/performance artist, living in Sweden since 2008. She began her career at Musashino Art University in Tokyo and went on to study at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts, and Design and Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Her works are generally manifested as stage performances and social experiments in public spaces. In her performance pieces, she often provides communal experiences to audience members through physical assignments, dialogues, and collective movement. Since 2008, Tsuchimoto has presented her works internationally both inside and outside art spaces. She is a working grant recipient from Swedish Arts Grants Committee for the years 2013 and 2016-2017, as well as a grant holder at the IASPIS studio residency in Johannesburg in 2018. She is also active as an organizer to promote ephemeral art in Stockholm and works as a workshop leader focusing on developing her methods in non-hierarchical and decentralized settings.
Oda Brekke arbetar med experimentell dans och text. Hon är utbildad vid programmet i dans vid Stockholms Konstnärliga Högskola (2017). Som performer arbetar Oda i verk av Karen Eide Bøen, Gry Tingskog, Ellen Söderhult och Mira Mutka. Hon samarbetar med Maia Means i arbetet On top of things och de publicerar även podcastserien Danstrubbel tillsammans med Lisa Schåman. Genom organisationen INSISTER SPACE och studion höjden arbetar hon med att producera kollegiala kontexter och gränssnitt för konstnärligt arbete.
ÅSA POLFJÄRD arbetar med installationer, skulpturer, text och grafik. Hon har en kandidatexamen från Konsthögskolan i Oslo. Åsa arbetar ofta runt temat urbaniseringens påverkan på naturen. Betong, asfalt, stål och papper är viktiga material i hennes projekt. Hon är också invald konstnärsmedlem i Grafiska sällskapet och Norske grafikere. www.asapolfjard.se
Anna Fischler (b.1993) is a dancer, dance teacher and organizer with her base in Stockholm. She is one of the initiators of höjden and has been in the board of Släktet Economic association since its start. With a background in studying both dance, choreography and pedagogy, Anna is currently working as a dance teacher and mentor at Kung Saga Gymnasiesärskola - a school for adolescences with neuro diversities. She has previously been a dancer in the performance ”Tillhet” by MELO Collective – a piece designed and created for adolescents with neuro diversities. During spring 2021 Anna will work as a dancer in the performance ”In Medias Res” – a part of the artisitc project ”TRAKT” that is creating culture and dance for the small town Grums in Sweden.
Ofelia Jarl Ortega
Ofelia Jarl Ortega is a Chilean-Swedish choreographer and performer based in Stockholm. Her work centers around vulnerability and femininity, often with a suggestive erotic aesthetic; lately a notion of “voluntary objectification” has been at the core for her investigations. She has a MA in Choreography from DOCH, Stockholm (2014), and her works have been shown at venues including ImPulsTanz (Vienna), MDT (Stockholm), Inkonst (Malmö), Les Urbaines (Lausanne), Manifesta11 (Zürich).
Karina Sarkissova (b. 1988) is a Russian-Swedish choreographer based in Stockholm, graduated in 2012 at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam (SNDO) and in 2019 at Dutch Art Institute (DAI). Karina is a co-founder of höjden in Östberga, a house for artistic production. Karina is together with Pontus Petttersson curating the annual festival My Wild Flag. Karina’s practice is dramaturgical and curatorial; she has a podcast called Navegante and is working continuously with artists like Ofelia Jarl Ortega, Tamara Alegre, and Pontus Pettersson.
Filippa Edholm (1991). Bildkonstnär baserad i Stockholm och utbildad på Akademin Valand i Göteborg (BFA 2018). Jag jobbar mediaöverskridande med måleri, installation och skrivande samt med projektledning inom kulturområdet. Just nu är jag även engagerad i konstnärsresidenset Vrångsholmen Skola, ett residens för fortbildning konstnärer emellan, och sitter i höjdens styrelse.
arbetar som dansare och koreograf med bas i Stockholm och Köpenhamn. Hennes arbete utgår från experimentella dans och skrivpraktiker. Hon är verksam i olika projekt och ofta i samarbete med andra. Stina är styrelsemedlem i INSISTER SPACE, en ideell förening som arbetar för feministiska och solidariska strukturer inom dansfältet. 2020 tog hon kandidatexamen i dans och koreografi vid Den Danske Scenekunstskole.
Verksam som manusförfattare, dramaturg och dokumentärfilmare. Pluggat vid Alma manusutbildning och Biskops-Arnö Dramatik. Skriver för nuvarande en radioföljetong för barn och en tv-serie för unga.
Ellinor Tollerz Bratteby
Elinor Tollerz Bratteby (b. 1990 in Uppsala, Sweden) is a dance artist working in Sweden and internationally. She collaborates with independent artists and groups, and she runs the duo Uncover Choreography together with choreographer Sanna Söderholm.
Elinor dedicates herself to ongoing embodied studying. She dives into artistic collaborations open-heartedly with a sensitive yet sharp sense of direction. The central motivation in Elinor’s practice is her infinite fascination for dance as a craft. Her interest is to carry out experimental projects related to dance and choreography, and to create contexts that are human and fantastic.
Karin Jemsby works as a dancer, dance teacher and is developing her work as a choreographer. At Höjden she is working with different artists and developing her own research. She collaborates with jazz pianist Arne Forsell working with dance and music improvisation. Mats Flink’s dance theatre piece called ”The Choreocrapher,” played at Theater Giljotin, is now being developed into a duet with artist/dancer Åsa Lundvik Gustafson and Karin Jemsby. With the mask artist Amanda Cederquist Karin is researching mask and dance work.
She teaches at Kulturskolan in Gnesta and Dansverket, Huddinge.
For eight years she lived in Paris and worked as a dancer with choreographers such as Faustin Linyekula (Congo), Opyio Ocach (Kenya) Hélène Taddei Lawson (Corsica), Marianne Ison (Normandy), Gregory Maqoma, (South Africa).
Educated at The Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and DOCH in Stockholm.
Adam Seid Tahir
Adam Seid Tahir is an Eritrean-Swedish dancer, choreographer and web-developer based in Stockholm. His work encompasses dancing, performing, choreographing, writing, coding and creating work for physical platforms and cyberspace.
He is one of the founders of the collective Body Intelligence. A collective that works interdisciplinarily with dance and technology. He also works as a Web Developer both as a freelancer and at a web agency in Stockholm.
Adam has created and exhibited/performed works throughout Europe. From big stages as Sadler’s Wells in London to film festivals as The Ecotrash Festival. He has also contributed to the writing of a book on treating autoimmune illness with food.
Alexander Talts är danskonstnär och skribent baserad i Stockholm. Alexander har en kandidatexamen i Dans från DOCH/SKH sedan 2019. Som dansare/performer, har Alexander arbetat med Eleanor Bauer, Samuel Feldhandler för Weld Company, Hannah Krebs, Stina Nyberg, Lea Moro, Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki och Lea Martini. I sitt egna arbete intresseras Alexander av att tänka på dans som ett par glasögon att betrakta verkligheten igenom samt huruvida en performance situation kan vara ett tillfälle för fiktiva upplevelser och uppfattningar av verkligheten. Alexanders egna verk har tidigare visats på Norbergfestivalen, Klimax och på DOCH. För tillfället är Alexander involverad i ett skapandet av ett verk för en seniorpublik tillsammans med koreograf Oda Brekke samt en föreställning med koreograf Sonja-Riitta Lanie.
Pontus Pettersson (1983) is a Swedish choreographer and artist based in Stockholm with Master’s degrees in both choreography and visual arts. His artistic practice includes a wide range of genres including exhibitions, installations, objects, poetry, dance and choreography. Working professionally as a dancer since his graduation from The Danish National School of Contemporary Dance in 2007, Pontus embarked on a diverse career working with world-class choreographers such as Ohad Naharin and Deborah Hay, while from very early on also starting to make his own work, as well as initiating different curatorial projects. His latest work includes his solo exhibition The egg the cat and the poem, were the surface tears in 2019 at Konsthall C. as well as starting the dance and performance festival My Wild Flag together with Karina Sarkissova. Pontus is an affiliated artist of Weld and MARC - Milvus Artistic Research Center, and his work is supported by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Swedish Arts Council, and Stockholm City Council of Culture.
Lizette Romero Niknami är verksam som poet, lärare och litteraturkritiker. Hennes debutbok "De försvunna" utkom 2020 på Albert Bonniers Förlag.
Sofia Sangregorio (b. 1997) is a curious, connected and confused italo-swedish dancer, performance artist and choreographer based in Stockholm. She has studied dance at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and Ballet Junior de Genève in Switzerland. Right now she is freelancing and working with Virpi Pahkinen Dance Company among others.
Sofia sees her work as an attempt to navigate societal structures and assumptions, a need for magic to be present in daily life and a wish to bring awareness to the importance of interconnectivity between humans and Earth. Collective healing is on the menu, and fluids are often present. A lot of suppressed bodily trauma, ancient wisdoms and womb poetry has been released during the past years and seeds for future creations have been planted. Currently Sofia is working on a project with her friend Laura Cornejo, which encompasses much of the above.
Lisen Pousette is a choreographer and dancer based in Stockholm. Between the years 2012-2016 she studied Bachelor of Dance at ArtEZ Hoogeschool voor de Kunsten (Arnhem), and in 2019 she graduated in Master of Choreography at Stockholm University of the Arts. Drawing from her background in choir singing, her practice is an ongoing exploration of the sonorous body. Moving through the most subtle to the most extreme vocal forms, her work pays an equal attention to the materiality and affective dimensions inherent to the expressive voice and its politics. During the recent years this investigation has been undertaken in close collaboration with dance artist Olivia Rivière (DK), which resulted in the works Ever losing (2019) and DUNKEL (premiere MDT 2022). Her work has been shown in venues such as Les Urbaines (Lausanne), Dansehallerne and Vega (Copenhagen), Inkonst (Malmö), Østre (Bergen), Fylkingen and Weld (Stockholm).
Foad Arbabi is a multi-talented music creative, composer, and sound engineer with a DIY attitude. Completely self-taught and always curious, their main work consists of soundtracks to stage productions, but often expands into other areas such as film, pop music, quirky techno, and ethereal synthscapes. Foad's music has been played on stages all over the world, from Istanbul to Johannesburg, from Brooklyn to Rinkeby.
In early 2019, as one of the first artists to move into Höjden Östberga they started building a custom analog/digital hybrid studio space specifically for their workflow.
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Anna Karin Westerlund
Josefine Hultén (1994) graduated from The Academy of Cutting and Tailoring in Stockholm 2016. (Stockholms tillskärarakademi, STA). Since then she has been working as a pattern maker, designer and garment technician for different brands in the fashion industry. She is currently working for Swedish sustainable retro brand Cissi och Selma as a garment technician and production manager. At höjden she works on her own line of digital sewing patterns for her company Ploen Patterns. Her designs are bold and colourful with inspiration from vintage clothing and haute couture. She wants to inspire others to have a fearless approach to sewing and experiment more instead of always following the rules.