Kajsa Sandström and Katja Seitajoki are working on their solos that will be presented on a joint performance evening.
More info about the performance evening here.
With the support of the DEPARTS network. DEPARTS is funded by the European Commission, Culture program.
- About Kajsa Sandström
Kajsa Sandström (SE) has worked professionally in Dance and Choreography since 2004. She was a student at P.A.R.T.S. from 2000-2004. Her professional career as a dancer includes work with the actor Frank Vercruyssen/Tg STAN (BE) 2005; choreographer Mette Ingvartsen (DK) 2003- 2007; and Cie Kubilai Khan Investigations (FR) 2008-2010. Since 2006, Sandström has developed her own projects initiated by artistic interests and questions, often in collaboration with artists related performance fields. By displacing her own knowledge in meeting, collision and dialogue, she finds potential to work choreographically with dance in new ways. Each new project is defined by a new set of specific practices and methods that inform the process. Material is derived from parallel processes of research and practical application of ideas. Sandström is interested in how choreography can frame and articulate ways of looking at the experience of movement, perception and bodily presence within different spaces and media. She wishes to engage with an audience by letting the material and situations combine to create openings for reflection. Recent touring: “Con/text” 2010, with Ylva Henrikson, “In the Mirror- A solo choreography in the footsteps of Maya Deren” 2009, “I need a witness to perform” 2009, in collaboration with David Bergé. In collaboration with Frédéric Alstadt the new piece “Between dog and wolf” premiered at Dansens Hus, Stockholm, March 2012.
- About Katja Seitajoki
Katja Seitajoki (FIN/SE) has during the last eight years worked with Arena Baubo and freelanced in the performing arts in the fields of theatre, mime and dance. Seitajoki studied at the Mime Acting programme at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has also studied to become a producer and is now working as a project coordinator at Dansens Hus, Stockholm. Seitajoki has developed her own work in the frames of Arena Baubo. Arena Baubo was founded in 2006 as an arena for experimental performance art. The group has been working with methods of collective collaboration and used performance, discussions, workshops and seminars as a method for producing knowledge. 2012 she presented the lecture-performance “The Art of Flashing – Baubo’s hijacking of Rancière” in the project Proudly post/non/miss/re/presentation of Baubo. Earlier projects: 2011 “Kulla-Gulla”, “Fassbinder and I” 2010, “Tantsnusk” 2010, “Empower Station Botkyrka” 2010, “Jävla Frihet” 2009, “Empower Station Beirut” 2009, “Prostitutionstribunalen” 2009, “Svenska torskar” 09 and 2007 and “Fackmöte för prostituerade”.
- Residency dates 2013