- About Norbergfestival and Kasia Wolińska
Norbergfestival is a 20-year running festival held ar the abandoned iron mine site of Mimerlaven in Norberg, Sweden. Each year, a growing group of artists present contemporary music, performances and interdisciplinary works. Norbergfestival is produced by the non-profit cultural association Anrikningsverket. For a second year, Anrikningsverket collaborate with MDT, providing residency for visiting artists who perform during the festival. For Norbergfestival 2019, Berlin-based dancer, choreographer and writer Kasia Wolińska visits Stockholm and Norberg to further develop and perform her 2018 performance Dance, Pilgrim Dance. In it, Wolińska embodies the communist legacy of Isadora Duncan, in a performance that catalyses the question of what these movements might mean today. How to create dance with a revolutionary purpose? Approaching the history of dance and politics from the point of view of contemporary queries, Dance, Pilgrim, Dance (2018) is a choreographic manifestation of our present times. Read more here: www.norbergfestival.com
Kasia Wolińska is graduate of Culture Anthropology Department (University of Łódź), Dance and Choreography Department (Music Academy, Łódź) and Dance, Context, Choreography Program ( HZT Berlin). She was a resident of Global Practice Sharing program in New York (Movement Research/ Art Stations Foundation), an artist in residence in Zarya Contemporary Art Centre (Vladivostok, Russia), Centro Selva (Pucallpa, Peru) and transeuropa Festival (Hildesheim, Germany). She was part of Danceweb in 2015.