Studio Practice and Artistic Process - Course
This is a course for active performing or dance artists who are looking for a focused period of time to further develop their artistic practice with the help of guidance and feedback in a context where other creative processes are taking place.
Studio practice and artistic process is a course similar to a studio residency for artistic work and development. Our premises on Brinellvägen 58, which are usually empty during the summers, are transformed into an active place for creative exchanges, processes and creativity.
The course applies to you as a dance and performing artist who is just starting to make your own performative works or to you who are a more established artist who seeks a focused period of time to develop your artistic practice.
You apply with an artistic idea as the starting point for the work during the course and will receive support in the process through individual supervision/conversation and through methods for feedback in groups.
You will have access to studio space as well as time to organize and further develop your work on your own, both practically in the studio and through writing. The course starts with a workshop on artistic method and feedback, which is followed up during the course with a common feedback session with all participants.
Scheduled activities 5 June-7 July 2023
- Mon 5/6 10-12 Introduction
- Tues 6/6 10-16 Workshop artistic method
- Wed 7/6 10-16 Workshop artistic method
- Thu 8/6 10-16 Workshop feedback method
- Fri 9/6 10-16 Workshop feedback method
- Mon 26/6 10-16 Feedback group session
- Tues 27/6 10-16 Feedback group session
- Thu 6/7 10-17 (examinations)
- Fri 7/7 10-17 (examinations)
The rest of the time is dedicated to your own work, supervision and self-organized feedback in groups.
Each course participant is supervised by Ellen Söderhult.
Course leader: Tove Salmgren.
Teachers: Tove Salmgren and Ellen Söderhult.
Tove Salmgren lives in Stockholm where she works as a performer, choreographer, curator and educator. As an artist, she often works curatorially with an interest in aesthetic experiments challenging boundaries and understandings of what art is and can do, as human expression and imprint on its surroundings.
Tove works with the solo format and participates in collaborations, as in the ongoing collaboration with the artists Moa Franzén and Kajsa Wadhia, where the group explores the voice as choreographic materiality and politics.
Since 2016, Tove runs a platform for experimental dance and choreography in Uppsala, Köttinspektionen dans – a collaboration with the artist Kajsa Wadhia.
Tove is employed as an Assistant Professor of Choreography with a focus on performative practices at the Stockholm University of the Arts (SKH). Tove has a Master's degree in Choreography from the programme New Performative Practices, at SKH, and for the past 10 years she has been involved within SKH as a coordinator, course leader, supervisor and teacher..
Ellen Söderhult works as a dancer and choreographer based in Stockholm.
Her previous works have often taken on the collective as protagonist and revolved around texture in sound and movement. Both in the sporty punk ballet “How to do things with Romance” and “Rudy”, but also in works where choral singing and vibrating bass were central elements such as in “Shane et al” and “DUNKA DUNKA”.
Ellen often dances in other people's works and collaborates in various constellations and roles with, among others, Marvil Iglesias and Catarina Zarazua Mujo, Sindri Runudde, Iki Gonzalez Magnusson, Johanssons Pelargoner och Dans, Sandra Medina and Anna Efraimsson and Rasmus Ölme and.
In 2015, she initiated the platform Nobody's business for the open source exchange of artistic practices together with Alice Chauchat and Eleanor Bauer. Ellen is trained in dance and circus at SKH.
Photo: Dan Johansson. From "Agency of Cross-Disciplinary Accords" by Dan Johansson, New Performative Practicies, 2019.