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Emma Nordanfors

Emma Nordanfors

Artistic leader and writer

Self-employed

I am a choreographer and writer who pursues collaboration to promote understanding, empathy, and creativity. I work with global partners to devise plays, performance pieces, and workshops. I educate artists and non-artists on creative practices. I would love to meet you and hear more about how we can work together.

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Project portfolio
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Developing new drama

I create plays using text, movement and music

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interactive performance

My work is designed to promote creative thinking and generate new ideas.

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Working in the Studio

I believe vulnerability and trust are the foundations of true collaboration.

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dance performance

Working with dancers, "thinking physically" is where I feel most at home.

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dance performance for children

Reaching children with dance and music is a unique challenge but also very rewarding.!

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performance and exhibition project

I pursue diverse art projects across media, working with architects, media artists, chemists and writers.

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dance performance for 15 dancers

Working with 15 dancer, ages 19 - 49 developed a cross-generational collection of ideas, experiences and impulses.

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movement installation

Working with movement both within and without the classical black box.

Project: 200 Words for Love

Just as the Samis have 200 words for snow, my team is curating words for love in Swedish. We meet in common gathering places to collect words. We work in response to the language of fear that has permeated Swedish and global media. Word-inspired art has be distributed across the region of Blekinge and can be discovered by using Geocaching.

Danscentrum - Swedish National Organization for Freelance Dance Artists

Managing director at Danscentrum South

For over 25 years, Dance Centrum has fostered collaboration between professional freelance dancers, choreographers, and artists in Sweden. I work to foster strategic, economic, and creative opportunities for these artists. On a day-to-day basis, we provide daily classes, studio space, educational workshops, and mediation support to our members.

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BLINK platform

Co-founder and collaborator

I am a founding member of BLINK, a platform that facilitates collaborations between Swedish and German stage performance groups. In addition to facilitating performance collaborations, we arrange lectures, workshops, festivals, and artist-in-residencies to support artist growth in individual artists as well as artistic collectives. BLINK is always growing and is always looking for new collaborations, performance opportunities, and interesting artistic individuals across Europe.

Career

Choreography Collective E.K.K.O

Artistic and administrative leader in collective artistic processes

E.K.K.O is comprised of multi-disciplinary practitioners who seek to use collective experimentation with dancers and non-performers alike to transcend and challenge boundaries of performance, cultural narrative, theatre and dance to engender engaging thoughtful rich dialogue and creative movement. Throughout E.K.K.O.’s collaborations, special projects have emerged from creative exchange with fellow dancers, artists, architects, writers and other artistic voices.

E.K.K.O. has had the opportunity to collaborate on performances in Europe, the United States, and Asia.

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Career
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Linné University

BA Creative writing and literature, Creative writing

Creative writing came to me as a late night hobby and grew into a major force of passion and life for me. I began studying creative writing part-time and online in 2009. I dove in as a gift to myself, hoping to find clarity and relaxation through the practice of writing. The more I studied, the more I discovered passion for the craft. Now, six years later, I have written my BA thesis and am halfway to completion of an MA in Creative Writing. I have published both fiction and non-fiction texts and have co-written several award winning plays. This life-changing late-night hobby turned successful career path is one of my proudest achievements.

Education

The Danish National School for Performing Arts

Art Diploma (4 years full-time studies), Choreography


My biggest takeaway from my time at the Danish School for Performing Arts is a firm belief that self discipline, endurance, and hard work are more important than pure talent on its own. The challenges I faced in pursuit of this degree shaped my work ethic and artistic spirit in ways that are innumerable.

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Education

Institut Catholique

French language and culture, French level IV

I spent a year at Institute Catholique in Paris, a year filled with irreplaceable learning experiences. I gained insight in French literature, language and art and also learned a great deal about relations, communication, history, and culture. The year I spent in Paris undoubtedly continues to shape my impressions as an individual and as an artist.

Goals

To keep moving, to keep changing, and to keep working with people and causes that inspire movement and change.

Skills

I excel at initiating, developing, and executing new creative endeavors on an international scale. I have developed strategies for emerging artists, taught workshops on creative thought processes and expression, written fiction and dramatic pieces, and raised funds for art projects.

Inspirations
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Internship with Pina Bausch

My internship with the Wuppertal Tanz Teater was a really generous experience

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Collaborations

I am particularly inspired by the collaborative energy of group efforts.

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Anything green!

Love of nature - also in cultivated forms

Performance 200 words for snow