Spacing and Placing - Course

Spacing and Placing is directed towards dancers, visual artists, producers, and curators and departs from Wanås Konst the sculpture park in Skåne, making visible and analysing the curation of dance and performance with sculpture and visual art between 2014 and 2018. The course is done in collaboration with Wanås Konst.

The course consists of site visits, a tour of the collection in the park, seminars, lectures, and workshops with curators and artists Rachel Tess, Elisabeth Millqvist, Peter Mills, Xavier Le Roy, and Scarlet Yu, among others. 

Spacing and Placing explores the site-specific curation of dance/choreography and sculpture/visual art. The course maps their respective production models relative to time and public encounter and how the combination or juxtaposition of  the two are experimented with. The course also highlights how artists and curators create and produce works outside of large cities and traditional theater contexts in combination with local partners and residents.

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    The course will take place for one week in Stockholm at DOCH and one week at Wanås Konst in Knislinge. It consists of both practical and theoretical workshops and lectures as well as periods focused on individual/own work.

    All participants in the course can get support to cover costs for travel (within Sweden), food and accommodation for the part of the course in Skåne. When you have been admitted to the course a detailed information e-mail will be sent out.


    Introduction: March 5-7th, DOCH Stockholm

    Wanås Konst boarding camp: April 8th-12th, Wanås Konst Knislinge

    Post Wanås: April 15th-26th: Own work on exam project, April 29th-30th presentation of exam at DOCH

    In 2011 Elisabeth Millqvist (b. 1974) succeeded Founding Director Marika Wachtmeister as Co-Director & Artistic Director of the non-profit Wanås Foundation together with Mattias Givell. At Wanås she has explored sculpture in relation to viewer participation, dance and performance. She has also presented new permanent outdoor works by artists including Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Yoko Ono and William Forsythe. For several of the site-specific works she has arranged for artists to work together with the local community. In addition she has been vital in developing the educational department involving artists and creating outreach projects. In 2018 she curated a group exhibition together with Mattias Givell at Nirox sculpture park outside Johannesburg.

    Prior to the Wanås Foundation Millqvist was a Curator at Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art in Stockholm for eight years. There she curated several exhibitions including Sol LeWitt 7 Wall Drawings (2010) and a solo exhibition with Santiago Sierra (2008). She worked as the curatorial intern at Dia Art Foundation in New York (2001-2002) and as Curatorial Assistant at The Wanås Foundation (2000-2001). Elisabeth Millqvist holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Stockholm University and studied journalism at Gothenburg University. She is the author of several exhibition catalogues and worked with Janine Antoni on the artist book Moor in 2004. She is editor for The Wanas Foundations publications including an experimental children’s books series inviting artists and writers to collaborate that include six titles to date. Millqvist is on the board of Museum Amos Rex in Helsinki.

    Rachel Tess is an American choreographer and dancer living and working in Sweden. She is the director of Milvus Artistic Research Center in Kivik and Knislinge and associate curator for live art at Wanås Konst. She received a BFA in 2004 from The Juilliard School in New York City. While attending Juilliard, Tess received a Princess Grace Award (2002), performed as a member of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, and was presented with the Martha Hill Dance Award by the faculty.

    Tess has been a member of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, Gothenburg Opera Ballet, and held a permanent position with the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm. She has premiered her choreographic works in Stockholm, Montreal, New York City, Costa Rica, and Portland, Oregon.

    In 2013, Tess received her masters in choreography from the New Performative Practices Masters program at DOCH. She won and completed a Princess Grace Foundation Works in Progress Residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City with her ongoing project Souvenir in 2013. Her work Souvenir was exhibited as part of the Dance Me exhibition at Wanås Konst in 2014. She was presented by the Lower Manhattan Culture Council, (in collaboration with Princess Grace Foundation USA and Baryshnikov Arts Center) in 2014 and 2015.

    She was also engaged in the project These are Bodies, These are Motions, This is the Place with choreographer/performer Benoît Lachambre, which premiered at Wanås Konst in 2014 and New York City in the River to River Festival hosted by LMCC in 2015. Her project “Scratch” in collaboration with photographer Luis Rodriguez and sound/lighting designer Uli Ruchlinski premiered at Wanås Konst in 2016. As a freelance performer and choreographer she works extensively with Peter Mills through his project Den Kosmiska Havsträdsgårdspassagen (a performance for the very young). She is a teacher at NOVA Performance Academy and Kulturskolan Simrishamn.

  • Entry requirements

    General entry requirement for studies at the first cycle with the exeption of Svenska 1,2,3 and Engelska 6

    Specific entry requirement

    - 30 credits within visual arts or dance 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.

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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 stating your name and e-mail address.
    2. Fill in 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 pages in the document, even those that just contain instructions or other information that is not necessarily information about your grades. It must be the complete document and all the pages should be in the same file.
    • If you upload copies of original documents, (degree certificates, transcript of records etc.) they must be certified/attested! This means that another person must sign their name, write their name in block letters 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.
    • All 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 complete.

    • A copy of your passport or national identity card (unless you are a Swedish citizen)

    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. Please upload a copy of your passport/valid national identity card as we need to check your nationality. 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.


    Below are the entry requirements for the course.  If you do not meet the general requirements and/or specific requirements you can apply for recognition of prior learning. When you apply for recognition of prior learning you should upload:

    • a letter explaining why you think that you will manage the studies even though you do not fulfil the general entry requirements and/or specific 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 signed and dated by the person/s that wrote them. We only accept documents on in English, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian. We do not accept e-mails as certificates.

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

    Documentation to show that you meet the General Entry Requirements for studies at first cycle

    • You must upload your diploma with a list of subjects taken and grades received from upper secondary school/high school.
    • If you do not have grades from upper secondary school/highschool you can apply for recognition of prior learning.

    We only accept documents in Nordic languages, Finnish and English. Regarding documents issued in another language, you must upload the original document along with a translation made by an authorized translator.

    Please note that we do not accept print outs from We do not accept e-mails as certificates


    Documentation showing that you meet the specific Entry Requirements:

    • 30 credits within visual arts or dance or the equivalent 
    • if you do not have 30 credits within visual arts or dance or the equivalent you can apply for recognition of prior learning.


    Other documents needed for the admission process

    • Letter of Motivation
    • Your CV where you list your education, professional experience and other relevant experiences that you want to refer to.

    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:

    Technical difficulties with your application?

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

  • When you have applied

    If there are more eligible applicants than available places there will be a selection. Selection of the course is done by a combined assessment of submitted application documents. The assessment takes into account previous education, work experience or other experience valuable to the course. The assessment takes particular account of experience in work with artistic activities focusing on and related to the course content

  • 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.

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