- About Ludvig Daae & Joanna Nordahl
Ludvig Daae is a Norwegian dancer and choreographer working mostly in Stockholm and Brussels. He moved to Sweden at the age of 16 to attend the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm. After one year at the classical curriculum, he found that contemporary dance was the right path for him, and so after graduating from the ballet school, he moved to Brussels to learn more at another school – P.A.R.T.S. After completing the training cycle at P.A.R.T.S. in 2008, Ludvig has worked with Deborah Hay (USA), Company Thor (BE), Mårten Spångberg (SE) among others, when not creating his own work.
When creating his own work, Ludvig always has an interest in entertainment and popular culture. He feels that dance art can benefit from having a theoretical platform to rest on and develop from, without the performance being weighted by theoretical language. Ludvig’s own works have been presented at Oslo Opera House (NO), MDT (SE), Vooruit (BE), Dansens Hus (NO), Mousonturm (DE), The Place (GB), Dansens Hus (SE), Moderna Museet (SE), Zodiak (FI), Rencontres chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis (FR), GUIdance (PT), Gessnerallee (CH) among others.
Joanna Nordahl is a Swedish/Brazilian film director and visual artist based in Stockholm yet constantly on the move. She comes from a background in performing arts and stage productions, thus falling in love with dance and choreography at an early age. Her directing work is characterised by a passion for visualising the individual story, political themes or subtexts and exploring musicality and choreography through film. In 2014 she initiated and directed the documentary series “One Wish” for Swedish National Television – an 8 episode show intimately following three young dancers during one year as they reach for their dreams in a very tough dance industry. Joanna is visually fascinated by the combination of cinematic epicness / a more is more aesthetic and exploring the most simple human behaviors and situations. Capturing youth culture and emotional complexity in the modern world is something she wants to further explore.
Joanna has presented her film work at various platforms and festivals, including San Fransisco International Dance Film Festival, Gothenburg Int. Film Festival, Music DOC New York, Tempo Documentary Festival, Lunds Konsthall, while presenting videos and visual content for musical artists like Say Lou Lou, Silvana Imam, Nonono, Adrian Lux and Lune.