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.