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ANNA ÖBERG

Anna Öberg is a dancer and choreographer who uses her background in Swedish folk dance as the starting point for both her artistic and research work. In 2015 she was awarded an MFA degree in Choreography at Stockholm University of Arts (Uniarts), as the first traditional dancer in its history.

Anna’s work comprises her own artistic projects as well as commissions from different venues and institutions in Sweden and abroad. Her deep knowledge of tradition in combination with her innovative approach 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 using the interaction between music and movement as a central core. Even if she nowadays often works with ensembles, she has grounded her practice in a number of solo performances in which she has explored craft and concepts embedded in the genre of folk dance, striving towards the shift from what those areas depict and represent to the effects and experiences they produce. Her work is often described as innovative and with subtlety and perceptual acuity.

Commissioned works in recent years include e.g Musik i Syd, Dalateatern, Stadsteatern, Scenkonst Sörmland, Riksteatern, Dancenet Sweden. Her stage works have been presented at e.g. Dansens Hus, MDT, Norrlandsoperan, Moderna museet, Dansstationen in Sweden, Dansehallerne in Denmark, Riksscenen Norway and Brut Imagetanz Vienna. During 2019 she created SOLITUDE as Dancenet Sweden’s new co-production.

Anna has recurring commissions as a dramaturg, moderator, and pedagogue in Sweden and abroad. During the years, she has also initiated and curated platforms for stage art, pedagogical issues and research, latest FLOCK, a new festival for scenic art in Falun, Sweden, in collaboration with Dalateatern and Folkmusikens Hus.

ANNA ÖBERG - Incus - September 27, 2024 - Norrlandsoperan, Umeå Sweden - 19:00
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  • Norrlandsoperan, Umeå Sweden
  • September 27, 2024
  • 19:00
ANNA ÖBERG - Incus - October 1, 2024 - Falkehallen, Falkenberg, Sweden - 19:00
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  • Falkehallen, Falkenberg, Sweden
  • October 1, 2024
  • 19:00
ANNA ÖBERG - Incus - October 3, 2024 - Dansstationen, Malmö, Sweden -
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  • Dansstationen, Malmö, Sweden
  • October 3, 2024
ANNA ÖBERG - Incus - October 5, 2024 - Sagateatern, Linköping, Sweden -
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  • Sagateatern, Linköping, Sweden
  • October 5, 2024
ANNA ÖBERG - Incus - October 11, 2024 - Kulturhuset Askersund, Askersund, Sweden -
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  • Kulturhuset Askersund, Askersund, Sweden
  • October 11, 2024
ANNA ÖBERG - Incus - October 14, 2024 - Bollnäs kulturhus, Bollnäs, Sweden -
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  • Bollnäs kulturhus, Bollnäs, Sweden
  • October 14, 2024
ANNA ÖBERG - Landscapes - April 5, 2025 - CiK, Knivsta -
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  • CiK, Knivsta
  • April 5, 2025
ANNA ÖBERG - Landscapes - April 23, 2025 - Dansens Hus -
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  • Dansens Hus
  • April 23, 2025
ANNA ÖBERG - Landscapes - April 24, 2025 - Dansens Hus -
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  • Dansens Hus
  • April 24, 2025
ANNA ÖBERG - Landscapes - May 2, 2025 - Rosendal Teater, Trondheim -
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  • Rosendal Teater, Trondheim
  • May 2, 2025
ANNA ÖBERG - Landscapes - May 3, 2025 - Rosendal Teater, Trondheim -
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  • Rosendal Teater, Trondheim
  • May 3, 2025
ANNA ÖBERG - Landscapes in process - December 7, 2024 - Skissernas Museum, Lund -
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  • Skissernas Museum, Lund
  • December 7, 2024
ANNA ÖBERG - Landscapes in process - December 8, 2024 - Skissernas Museum, Lund -
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  • Skissernas Museum, Lund
  • December 8, 2024
ANNA ÖBERG - Landscapes in process - October 28, 2024 - Malmö Dance Week -
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  • Malmö Dance Week
  • October 28, 2024
ANNA ÖBERG - Landscapes in process - May 5, 2025 - DansiTSalong Koreografiskt senter, Trondheim -
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  • DansiTSalong Koreografiskt senter, Trondheim
  • May 5, 2025

Photo credits: Märta Thisner

Incus

Incus is a solo for three. A rhythmic play, where sound and movement create temporary situations and unexpected embroilments. Defiant and accommodating. 

In Incus, Anna Öberg returns to the core of her practice – listening and moving in and through rhythm. This time, she takes the stage herself, in close collaboration with musicians Johannes Burström and Olof Misgeld, as well as sound designer Elize Arvefjord. As always, the performance is in close relation to the audience.

Incus refers to one of the three middle ear bones (“städet” in Swedish).

Premiere Norrlansoperan, September 2024, touring through Dancenet Sweden in fall 2024. 

Credits
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IDEA, CHOREOGRAPHY AND DANCE Anna Öberg

MUSICIANS Johannes Burström and Olof Misgeld

SOUND DESIGN Elize Arvefjord

LIGHT DESIGN Maja Lindström

DRAMATURG Charlotta Ruth and Bodil Persson

PHOTO Märta Thisner

GRAPHICS Aron Kullander-Östling

PRODUCTION SUPPORT Lina Dahlgren/Nordberg Movement

Incus is a co-production between Norrlandsoperan, Rum för Dans, and Dancenet Sweden.

SUPPORTED BY The Swedish Arts Council, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee

Photo credits: Martin Hult, Johan Hult, Cecilia Hult

Landscapes

The upcoming work Landscapes explores the intersection of two groove-based movement practices and is created for the two dancers Victor Fröjd and Jon Bugge Mariussen. Inspired by couple dance, as a phenomenon, and pulse as a medium, the work explores how similarities and differences can be passed on between the dancers in order to create new and fleeting landscapes of crafts and experiences. A work that strives to give the audience an experience of being immersed in the dance rather than watching it from a distance.

 

Premiere at Rosenlunds Teater, Trondheim 2025

 

Credits
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CHOREOGRAPHER Anna Öberg

DANCERS Viktor Fröjd, Jon Bugge Mariussen

SOUND DESIGN Elize Arvefjord

STILLS/VIDEO Milja Rossi

PRODUCTION Anna Öberg with support from Lina Dahlgren/Nordberg Movement

SUPPORTED BY The Swedish Arts Council

Touring schedule: Rosendals Teater, Trondheim, and Dansens Hus Stockholm, Spring 2025.

Photo credits: George Grigoriadis

Landscapes in process

What can an artistic process look like? What are the methods and how do you proceed?

Landscapes in process is a by-product of Landscapes – a mix between a performance lecture, workshop and artistic forum where choreographer Anna Öberg together with dancers Viktor Fröjd, Jon Bugge Mariussen and sound designer Elize Arvefjord generously share the artistic working process of Landscapes, as it looks right now and in close relation with the audience.
Based on methods and materials used in Landscapes, the audience are invited to talk dance, see dance and even dance themselves.

“In Landscapes in process, I want to share the practice from Landscapes focusing on passing on as a choreographic method and pulse and rhythm as the mediating material.”
– Anna Öberg

Premiered at SiteSpecific Festival 2023. Has also been performed at FLOCKfestival in November 2023 and Dansstationen Malmö February 2024.

Upcoming shows at Malmö Dance Week Oct 2024 and Skissernas Museum,  Lund Nov 2024.

Credits
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CHOREOGRAPHER Anna Öberg
DANCERS Viktor Fröjd and Jon Bugge Maurissen
SOUND DESIGNER Elize Arvefjord
PRODUCTION SUPPORT Lina Dahlgren/Nordberg Movement
SUPPORTED BY: The Swedish Arts Council