STUFF: Expanding Choreographic Practices - Course

STUFF: Expanding Choreographic Practices - Course

Are you active in the fields of visual arts, performing arts, dance, or other art forms and related practices? Do you work with artistic practices mediated through the body? Would you like to investigate working across disciplines through an engagement with choreographic and visual art practices in a group setting? This course is for you who are interested in transferring choreographic approaches to media other than the body.

This course equips you with practical tools for collaboration between disciplines, and lets you reflect on and move beyond boundaries within your own practice. Applying a notion of expanded choreography, you will explore how to use and modify media-over-arching, translational choreographic methods to articulate relationships between bodies, materials, objects and spaces.

The focus is on practical learning in a group setting, as you experiment with a variety of artistic studio practices, and performative and installation methods. Dancers, choreographers, visual artists, and invited faculty, lead the workshops, seminars, and lectures on interdisciplinary approaches to collaboration, modes of translation across media, and contexts.

Furthermore, you will investigate the interrelationship between the artwork and its various possibilities of exposure and staging. Throughout the course, tools for feedback and reflection in writing and group discussion will accompany the study process.

Course leader

Martin Sonderkamp, professor in choreography at SKH 

Photo: Daniel Zimmermann/nadaproductions

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    The course runs 16 March- 7 May 2023. It takes place at Brinellvägen 58.


    Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 14:00-20:00.

    • W 11: 16, 17, 18 March
    • W 12: 23, 24, 25 March
    • W 13: 30, 31 March, 1 April
    • W 14: There is no teaching in week 14 (April 3-9).
    • W 15: 13, 14, 15 April
    • W 16: 20, 21, 22 April
    • W 17: 27, 28, 29 April
    • W 18: Deadline written examination 7 May


    The course comprises of part-time studies.

    The teaching consists of seminars and workshops with invited guest artists and teachers working at SKH.

    The focus lies on practical work and there is time scheduled for individual and collaborative studio work, where you develop ideas and artistic practices related to your interest. 

    Invited guest artists and lecturers in the course

    • Darko Dragičević
    • Rani Nair
    • Pontus Petterson
    • Amanda Piña
    • Tove Salmgren, Assistant Lecturer of Performative Practices
    • Jenny Sunesson, Assistant Professor in Sonic Practice
    • Martin Sonderkamp, Professor in Choreography

    Contact person

    Martin Sonderkamp:

  • Entry requirements

    General Entry Requirements:

    for studies at the first cycle, with the exception of  Swedish 1-3 and English 6

    Specific Entry Requirements:

    120 credits in artistic subjects 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).

  • Valuable prior knowledge

    It is valuable if you are a performing or visual artist– or in other ways interested in the intersection between different medias, artistic processes, and materials, and in how to meet an audience.

  • How to apply

    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).

    How to apply:

    Please note! Read all the instructions below before you submit your application

    1. Apply to the course via

    Last day for application: 17 October 2022 

    2. Submit supporting documentation of previous studies via

    Check that your documentation of previous studies is submitted at If you can’t see your documents on “My pages”, then you need to submit them there: pages/Documents/Upload documents.

    Last day to submit supporting documentation of previous studies: 1 November 2022

    3. Submit your work samples in English via

    You need to submit the following work samples, written in English, via in order to be part of the selection to this course:

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

    • A description of your artistic practice, followed by reflection on the questions below. (Scope: min 6000 - max 9000 characters incl. blanks)

      • Which correlations do you see between your work and the topic of the course?

      • Which specific issues or aspects within your practice would you like to reflect on and explore through participation in this course?   

    You submit the documents via pages/Documents/Upload documents.

    Last day to submit work sample to be part of the selection: 1 November 2022

    Other important dates

    • 1 November 2022 – Last day to pay the application fee, or prove that you are not required to pay the fees (read more under Application and tuition fees below)

    • 9 December 2022 – Admission results published on “My pages” on

    • 19 December 2022 - Last day to reply to possible course offer


  • 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 considers 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. SKH has some possibilities of offering scholarships that cover the whole study fee or that subsidise it.

    If you are required to pay an application fee, the Swedish Council for Higher Education needs to receive your payment by the last date forpaying the tuition fee. The application fee is SEK 900. If you are required to pay the application fee and the Swedish Council for Higher Education has not received your payment by the last date for paying the tuition fee, they will not process your application.

    The tuition fee for the course is 48 750 SEK for students from third countries.

    Read more about tuition fees and how to pay to SKH.