Anna Efraimsson MDT's new theatre director
As of 1st January 2020, Anna Efraimsson will be MDT’s artistic and general director.
“We are very happy to be able to announce that Anna Efraimsson will be the new director of MDT! She is an extraordinarily skilled leader with an interesting background as both artist, curator, teacher and producer and we strongly believe in her capacity to make MDT an even more exciting and important platform for contemporary dance and choreography.” (Ylva Gislén, director of board at MDT)
Anna Efraimsson has switched roles between curator, producer, manager, teacher and dramaturge etc. Since 2014 Efraimsson is Assistant Professor of Choreography with a focus on curatorial practices, and since 2016 head of the Dance Department at DOCH Stockholm University of the Arts. Since 2014 she also runs the low-intensity elastic organizational body The Blob.
Efraimsson is educated at the Cultural studies program at Stockholm University, Études théâtrales at Sorbonne in Paris, France and at the ICPP, Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University in the US. Efraimsson has previously worked at The Kitchen, Kulturhuset, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s international dance program, Mossutställningar, Perfect Performance and more. One of her first jobs was actually Press and Public responsible at then Moderna Dansteatern (later MDT). Efraimsson is also proud to have started the feminist network W.I.S.P. with Sandra Medina, Tove Sahlin and Johanna Skobe.
“I am very pleased to have gotten the confidence to lead MDT. It’s a dream job for me. I want to pursue what’s been built up and also develop the theater as a unique national and international experimental meeting place for dance and choreography with strong artistic luminosity, where the artists are in focus.” (Anna Efraimsson about the new position)
Efraimsson will be MDT’s fourth theatre director, following Danjel Andersson who earlier this year became the director of Dansehallerne, Copenhagen.