- Om Linda Blomqvist
Linda Blomqvist born in Stockholm, 1985 is a choreographer and dancer currently based between Brussels and Stockholm. Her work aims to expand the notion of choreography with a focus on alternative modes of production, process and practice from a speculative viewpoint taking various forms and expressions.
Linda studied dance at The Royal Swedish Ballet School 1995-2004 and at P.A.R.T.S 2008-2010. She has been active as a performer in various productions and is touring extensively internationally. In 2012 she joined Rosas where she performed in “Drumming”, “Rosas Danst Rosas” and “Golden Hours (As you Like it)”. Since 2013 she has been working and touring with Mårten Spångberg performing in “The Nature FR”, “Epic”, “La Substance – but in English”, “The Planet” and “Natten”. Besides this she’s also been performing with Alexandra Pirici, Cristina Rizzo, TG Stan and Cristina Caprioli to name a few.
In 2012 she got invited to participate in the cross-cultural European network TRYANGLE in Montemor where she presented “The Power of Horror”. Her works “Lucha Libre”, “Circle Lux 9” and “Cosmos The Beach” have been presented at MDT- Stockholm, Small Projects- Tromsö, PAF Performing Arts Forum- St Erme, RPS Rosas Performance Space- Brussels, Rimi Scenekunst- Stavanger and at ImpulsTanz- Vienna.
Linda initiated Indigo Dance together with Emma Daniel, Anna Gaiotti and Adriano Wilfert Jensen upon an invitation to curate the “Dance week” at PAF during the Summer University 2014. Indigo Dance is a platform for artists with manifestations such as a study circles, festival, tumblr and publication (Indigo dance magazine) These various manifestations aim to find alternative modes of knowledge production and exchange implying peers teaching peers in the name of curiosity, experimentation and realization of concepts. It holds a space which is supportive and allowing for the practitioners in the field striving to build a discursive landscape which questions who has a voice and the right to speak.