Choreographing contexts - course
DOCH, School of Dance and Circus

Choreographing contexts - course

Curating in dance is a field of strong expansion and ongoing definition and redefinition.

In the course we meet different curatorial and artistic practices especially looking at performing arts and performance. We will analyze curating from structural, social, aesthetic and political perspectives and look at its potential and role in current dance- choreography and performance ecology. This course is approaching curating as an artistic practice departing from a wide definition of choreography. Furthermore the course Choreographing Contexts aims at supporting the student’s own curatorial practice and methods.

This edition of Choreographing contexts looks closer at the local context of Stockholm and include the participation in two conferences- Post dancing at MDT (with many international theoreticians and choreographers) and Manege at Marabouparken curated by PhD candidate Marie Fahlin. Manege (riding arena, training) is a format where artists, performers, theoreticians, riders and choreographers together engage in a multi-layered public event where questions about control, intimacy and ethics in relation to dressage, and dressaging, are being investigated. In the course there will also be seminars and lectures at DOCH.

Course director: Anna Efraimsson

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    You are welcome to apply and combine these courses up to full time studies: Choreographing contexts - curating dance and performance, Dance and philosophy, Klein Technique™, STUFF: hybrid practices in choreography and The circulating book project. The courses are scheduled to encourage those who would like to study full time.


    October 21, 22 10 am - 4 pm, DOCH

    October 23-26, Post dancing conference at MDT

    November 6-8, 10 am – 4 pm, DOCH

    November 30- December 1, Manege konferens på Marabouparken

    December 4, DOCH,  wrap up 1- 5 pm DOCH

    Course director: Anna Efraimsson

    Anna Efraimsson has worked at DOCH as a teacher since 2014 and is assistant professor in choreography. She is also the head of the Department of Dance. Efraimsson is interested in organizational and collaborative forms and feminism and has worked both in the independent scene as well as in intitutions. Former workplaces include Konstnärsnämnden/ The International Dance Program, MDT, Kulturhuset and The Kitchen in New York. She started the curatorial platform The Blob in 2014, and has co founded several independent projects such as the experimental touring platform Tour de dance, the feminist network W.I.S.P and the performing arts festival Perfect Performance. She is educated at Kulturvetarlinjen at Stockholm University, Études Théâtrales in Paris and ICPP, Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University.



  • Entry requirements

    General entry requirements for education in the second-cycle.

    Specific Entry Requirements

    • 90 credits from studies at university level.
    • Professional experience of artistic activities or cultural organisations
    • English 5 or the equivalent

    If you don’t fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme you may apply for recognition of prior learning, in other words that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities are assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. Submit your application for recognition of prior learning with your application for the programme.

    You may also apply for an exemption/a waiver, that allows you to proceed to the selection process even though you don’t meet the general admission requirements. Submit your application for an exemption/a waiver together with your application.

    Read more about how you can show that you meet the entry requirements (that you are eligible).

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  • How to apply

    When the course is open for application you apply through our web-based application system by clicking on the "Apply"-button on this page.

    Start your application early! Don’t delay in submitting your application! You may run into trouble if you wait until the last day and your internet connection happens to be down, or you find that your files are in the wrong format. You will not be able to apply once the last date for applications has passed. Keep in mind that your application needs to be turned in by 23.59 (Swedish time).

    When you have entered the application system:

    1. Register by putting in your name and e-mail address.
    2. Input your personal data (including your Swedish civic registration number if you have one).
    3. Fill in the application form and upload the required documents.

    Before uploading your documents, they must be prepared as follows:

    • You must scan your original documents. If the document is in colour, scan it in colour.
    • Be sure to scan ALL document pages, even those that just contain instructions or keys or other information that is not necessarily your grade information. It must be the complete document.
    • If you upload copies of original documents, (degree certificates, transcript of records, language test results etc.) they must be certified/attested! This means that another person must sign their name, print their name and provide their telephone number on each document copy you submit. This person, by signing, is certifying that the copy you submit is an exact copy of the original. The documents must be in PDF-format.
    • Please name the file with content and your name for example: CV_ first name_ family name


    The following documents have to be uploaded for your application to be complet.

    A copy of your valid passport or valid national identity card (if applicable for you)

    Applicants from non-EU, EEA-country, or Switzerland, need to pay application fee for higher education in Sweden, and if admitted a tuition fee. If you are a citizen in an EU, EEA-country, or Switzerland, you do not have to pay application or tuition fees. In order to find out which group you belong to, you need to show your citizenship. Therefore, you must upload a copy of your passport/valid national identity card. If you have a Swedish civic registration number, or Swedish citizenship, you do not need to upload a copy of your passport. Remember to state your Swedish civic registration number when you fill in your personal data.


    Documentation to show that you meet the General Entry Requirements for studies at second cycle level (advanced level)

    Upload a transcript of records showing that you meet the General entry requirements for studies at second cycle level (advanced level) that is university  studies at first cycle level. Grades and certificates should primarily be in Swedish, but Danish, English, Faroese, Finish, French, German and Norwegian are also accepted. Regarding documents issued in another language, you must upload the original document along with a translation made by an authorized translator. If you do not have grades from university studies, you can apply for Recognition of prior learning.

    Here you can find more information regarding prior learning/exemption.

    Application for Recognition of Prior Learning/Exemption (if applicable for you)

    If you do not fulfil the formal entry requirements for the programme, you may apply for recognition of prior learning or exemption. In other words, that the knowledge and competence you have acquired through other activities can be assessed as the equivalent of the formal merits that are required. You must upload:

    • a letter explaining why you think that you will cope with the studies even though you do not fulfil the general entry requirements.
    • signed documents/certificates that confirm your merits/experiences that you refer to in your letter and CV. The documents you upload need to be in English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, French or German and marked with your name and day of birth. We do not accept e-mails as certificates.


    Documentation showing that you meet the specific Entry Requirements:

    • Professional experience of artistic activities or cultural organisations
    • English 5 or the equivalent


    Your CV

    Please note that we only accept applications and certificates through the application system, not by means of regular post or e-mail.

    Confirmation of your application

    When you’ve submitted your application you will receive a confirmation to the e-mail address that you’ve stated. If you don’t receive an confirmation e-mail, you should firstly check your spam filter. If the confirmation e-mail is not there, contact the technical support for the application system by e-mail:

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    Phone: +46 520 580 050 (weekdays at the following times: 08:30–12:00 and 13:00–16:30) 

  • When you have applied

    The selection to the course is carried out through a joint assessment based on the submitted documentation. The assessment takes into consideration prior education and knowledge, professional experience, or other experience that is particularly valuable to the course.

  • Application and tuition fees

    If you are a Swedish citizen or a citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. Some other groups are also exempt from the requirement to pay application and study fees.

    A few years ago Sweden introduced application and tuition fees for higher education. The level of the study fees depends on which course/programme they are for, and the level is set in order to cover the actual costs of the course/programme in question.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, we need to have received your payment by the last date for applications. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and we have not received your payment by the last date for applications, we will not process your application.

    The tuition fee for the course is 45 000 SEK.

    Read more about application and study fees, how to pay to Uniarts and tuition fee scholarships.