Bios 2019

ON THE FLOOR 

Sunna Ardal is a composer, musician and performer based in Stockholm. In 2015 she formed the pop duo S U N with Yoann Durant. S U N has performed in LA, Paris, Stockholm, Biennale de Venice, Berlin, Philadelphia & New York. Sunna has composed music for, and performed live in, the ccap productions A Line_Up and Sadness Extended, choreographed by Cristina Caprioli. She has collaborated with Yoann Durant and Benjamin Vandewalle on the piece HEAR performed at Kaaitheater Brussels, Vooruit Ghent. She has worked as a composer, visual producer and performer with COAX Collective, Paris, France, and held a lectureat the School of Fine Arts in Munich, invited by Anne Imhof. Sunna has curated the Music Week during Summer University at PAF (Performing Arts Forum), France.

Anja Arnquist has collaborated with Cristina Caprioli/ccap since 2009 in a number of productions. Since 2013 she is involved in the trans-medial project Here, here and here here and here, here here here and here, here., a duet for several and a writing project for which she has become a writer. Anja is educated at Balettakademien and DOCH, Stockholm. During the last years she has mainly worked with choreographer Björn Säfsten and Cristina Caprioli. Together with Björn Säfsten she has also choreographed and produced the performance Masterminds, which toured with Skånes Dansteater, Cullbergbaletten and Norrlandsoperan. Anja is producer and curator for artists and institutions such as NorrlandsOperan, Bill365 and Product.  During 2018-2019 she’s collaborating with Madeleine Lindh on the production WEB.

Anton Borgström is educated at Midgårds Dansgymnasium in Umeå and Åsa folkhögskola’s 1-year street dance education, and has since 2011 worked as a freelance dancer. Since 2013 he has repeatedly worked with the choreographer and director Fredrik “Benke” Rydman in a number of different contexts; in Macbeth at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, Eurovision Song Contest at Malmö Arena, Danskampen at Gröna Lund and STOP.PLAY.REWIND and Nötknäpparen at Dansens Hus. Anton has participated in the performances TUGG and Ett slags mellan by choreographer Viktor Fröjd, Hold by choreographer Erik Linghede, and on tour with Dansnät Sverige. In 2016, he was part of the performance Come back to see us by choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen, and he also worked with her company Zero Visibility Corp in Norway, as well as with the choreographer Malin Elgan. In 2019 Anton is participating in the interactive installation TREES by ccap.

Darío Barreto Damas is an artist working within the field of dance and choreography. Darío is based and operating in Stockholm. His education takes place at Teatro Victoria, Tenerife; Institut del Teatre, Barcelona and DOCH, Stockholm. As a performer, Darío has worked with the Cullberg Ballet in the productions “Figure a sea” and “Protagonist”; and collaborates with Cristina Caprioli/ccap in several projects. As a creator, Darío is interested in the performer/dancer’s agency, adaptability, attention, work ecologies and politics of inclusion. Choreographically his focus sinks into the relation between fiction and fantasy, utopian-dreamy spaces, de-contextualization and sensualities.

Philip Berlin is based in Stockholm and has since 2010 been working with dance and choreography. Recent collaborations involves Gisèle Vienne, Frédéric Gies and Louise Dahl. In 2015 Philip And Louise performed their work “Loss of disinhibition” at Moderna Museet in Stockholm as part of the project 89+ co-curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets. Together with Ulrika Berg and Cristina Caprioli, Philip initiated the project SUNDAY RUN_UP. He has worked with CCN Ballet de Lorraine in France, where he performed in works by Merce Cunningham, Mathilde Monnier, Maria La Ribot and William Forsythe. Philip has also taught at DOCH and the Royal Swedish Ballet School, and is since 2013 collaborating with Cristina Caprioli/ccap. 

Yoann Durant is a composer and improviser with a Master’s degree from the jazz and improvised music class of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. He also studied contemporary music and Northern Indian music. Yoann plays saxophones _soprano & alto_, custom-built washing-machine tube and garden hose, acoustic and electrified. He practices a double reading of sound in his compositions and has developed a singular language based on a certain scarcity of the air circulation through the instruments and throughout the space. Captured by wide-opened static microphones, breath and sound take on multiple textures ranging from the precision of minimal electronic to the power of concrete harsh noise. He has toured in Australia, USA, Canada, Panama, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, Italy and Spain. Since 2014 collaborating with Cristina Caprioli/ccap. 

Ella Effendy is a freelancer working with dance, performance and choreography. She is currently researching what she calls: ”the physical qualities that are unknown to schooled human bodies”. Ellas backround is in a long line of training with various street styles. She studied street dance in one of Europe’s most appreciated street schools, Åsa folkhögskola in Sweden and recently she acquired a diploma in contemporary dance and performance from North Karelia college in Finland. She makes it a practice to actively expand her perspective by taking part in creative processes all over the world. Her network reaches from the nordics to Germany, USA, Southeast Asia and further. She has performed and her choreographic work has been shown in contemporary art and dance festivals like Paikallisliike, ANTI-festival and Oderton festival. She is also a co-founder of Auttamo HKI, a space for arts and activity located in Helsinki. During spring 2019 Ella is doing an internship at ccap.

Frédéric Gies is a dancer and choreographer based in Sweden. His pieces originate from rigorous movement research processes, which are informed by his experience in the field of somatic practices as well as in specific forms of contemporary dance, his former training in ballet and his participation in techno clubs and raves. The dances he creates collapse in various ways the hierarchies and distinctions between different dance forms, recycling and perverting dance history. He presents his work internationally in various contexts (dance venues and festivals, museums, music venues and festivals). Parallel to his latest works, he also developed the practice Technosomatics, which he transmits in various contexts.

Mirko Guido is an artist born in Italy and based in Stockholm. With a background in dance, today he works with choreography as an expanded practice. He considers his works environments of expanded choreography; performance devices through which he explores questions of authorship, subjectivities and agency. He holds an MA in Choreography with specialization in Performative Practices from the Stockholm University of the Arts. As dancer he worked with many diverse companies and choreographers. As maker he has been artist in residence at PACT Zollverein; Uferstudios; Work Space Bruxelles; c.off, Weld, SITE and Dansens Hus in Stockholm; Saari residency; Choreographisches Centrum Heidelberg; Summer Studios Rosas among others. He presented his works in venues in Sweden, Germany, Serbia, France, Italy, Switzerland, Greece and Portugal.

Oskar Landström graduated from the Royal Swedish Ballet school in Stockholm at the contemporary line 2009. After that has he been working as a freelancer and at Cullbergballet/Riksteatern, Unga Danskompaniet and Skånes Dansteater. He has worked with choreographers such as Gisèle Vienne, Björn Säfsten, Sebastian Matthias, Malin Elgán, Mia Habib, Ingri Fiksdal, Gunilla Heilborn, Anne Imhof and Martin Forsberg at the institutions and as a freelancer. In 2019 Oskar joins ccap to work on a project with Cristina Caprioli and Louise Perming.

Oliver Mahar is a dancer educated at the Central School of Ballet between 2006–2008, Nothern School of Dance between 2008–2010 and at London Contemporary Dance School and the touring company EDge directed by Jeanne Yasko 2010-2011 where he completed his post-graduate degree. After finished education he has worked in dance companies such as Unga Fuse Dansensemble at Smålands Musik & Teater directed by Marie Brolin-Tani, Prague Chamber Ballet directed by Hana Turečková, Rozbark Dance and Movement Theatre directed by Uri Ivgi and Johan Greben, as well as in the dance ensemble at Regionteater Väst directed by Camilla Ekelöf and Monica Milocco. He has also participated in various festivals like Resolution at the Place in London where he co-choreographed a duet with Gosia Mielech. Oliver has toured nationally and internationally with several pieces by choreographers such as Cristina Caprioli, Uri Ivgi & Johan Greben, Jermey James, Eva Recacha, Jorge Crecis, Ben Duke, Martin Forsberg, Charlotta Öfverholm, Kasper Ravnhøj, Örjan Andersson, Björn Säfsten, Camilla Ekelöf, Israel Aloni & Lee Brummer, Lidia Wos, Mario Radacovsky, Hana Turečková, Ji-Eun Lee och Petr Zuska. Since 2018 he has been affiliated to Cristina Caprioli, ccap and c.off and there participated in the working, researching and performing processes of the productions TREES, MR and DiM. 

Panagiotis Michalatos is an architect registered in Greece and UK. He holds an MSc in applied IT from Chalmers Technical University in Sweden. He has worked as a computational design researcher for the London based structural engineering firm AKT. While in AKT along with colleague Sawako Kaijima they provided consultancy and developed computational solutions for a range of high profile projects by architecture practices such as ZHA, Thomas Heatherwick, Fosters and partners, Future systems and others. Their work, in the development of computational design as a quasi-discipline in-between disciplines has been published and presented in international conferences. Panagioti’ s work in interaction design and digital media has resulted in a since 2003 collaboration with ccap in a number of productions, not least the performance “cut-outs and trees” that was a commission by ENPARTS and premiered at the Venice Dance Biennale 2010. Currently assistant professor at the Cambridge University Graduate School of Design where he runs the program Quantitative Aesthetics what Spring Course 2014 has been outlined by Cristina Caprioli’ s CHOREO_DRIFT project.  

Ninna Oom worked as a dancer with the The Royal Swedish Ballet and Cullberg for ten years. As a dancer with The Royal Swedish Ballet she was also one of the members of the company Stockholm 59° North, and it was there she worked with Cristina Caprioli for the first time. During the last years, Ninna has studied social anthropology and worked within the field of development work. At the moment she is undertaking studied in social work while at the same time organizing projects with her organization Dancers Without Borders. In 2019 Ninna joined the TREES team at ccap.

pavleheidler has been dancing-performing, studying, writing, and teaching dancing professionally since early teenage-hood; inevitably considering their varied engagements with the field of experimental dancing and choreography – where choreography is understood to be an expanded practice – as opportunities to continue studying the notion and the practice of (1) embodiment, (2) performativity, (3) relationality, and (4) successful communication. Their preferred method of engagement is (radical) collaboration. Their approach to (radical) collaboration is one that is not meant to sustain “flat non-hierarchies,” and is meant to affirm “power relations as inescapable, but negotiable, i.e. re-definable as socially-sensitive and fluid forms.” Time is, obviously, of essence. And in that it is a matter of form, fluid is understood as a structural element. pavleheidler is interested in nourishing long-term relationships and amongst other things argues disagreement a form of agreement. They were the recipient of 2018 International Choreographer’s Stipendium from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. They are currently studying Body-Mind Centering® with Embody-Move, UK. For more information, writing and teaching, please visit the following: pavleheidler.wordpress.com.

Louise Perming was educated at Balettakademin in Stockholm and has been working as a freelance dancer since then. In 2010 she joined the season based company NUDANS at GöteborgsOperan. After graduating she started working with a project within the Cullberg Ballet in the performance Masterminds by Björn Säfsten and Anja Arnqvist. Her major freelance work has been in Sweden with choreographers such as Charlotta Öfverholm in Compagnie Jus de la vie, Tromäki Dance company in a collaboration with dancer and choreographer Shumpei Nemoto. During the last year she has also worked in Ireland (Dublin) together with Maria Nilsson Waller. Apart from dancing she teaches and enjoys rock climbing. 

Per Sacklén has worked professionally as a dancer since 1984. He lives and works in Stockholm as a dancer, choreographer and occasional teacher. The fundament of his training is classical ballet which has led him to join repertoire companies in Stockholm, Pittsburgh and Toronto. In the mid 90’s his focus started to shift towards more contemporary dancing and he has since then also worked as a freelancer with choreographers Per Jonsson, Örjan Andersson, Cristina Caprioli among others. Around that time Per also started choreographing. 1997 he co-founded the dance collective Räserbyrån. Being a member at Fylkingen, where most of Räserbyråns work has been shown, a lot of his work revolves around improvisation in connection to improvised music. In 2019 Per joined the ccap team to perform in TREES.

Agnieszka Sjökvist Dlugoszewska has danced in works by Jefta van Dinther, Deborah Hay, Eszter Salamon, Stina Nyberg, Cristina Caprioli, Daniel Sjökvist, Cristian Duarte, Crystal  Pite, Johan Inger, Helena Franzen, Ina Christel Johannessen, Benoit Lachambre, William Forsythe, Dan Johansson, Birgit Cullberg, Mats Ek, Ewa Wycichowska, Örjan Andersson, Anna Pehrsson, Jens Östberg, Tilman O’Donnell, Jochen Heckmann, Alexander Ekman, Gregor Zöllig, Ian Kaler. Agnieszka was educated in National Ballet School in Bytom. She danced with Polish Dance Theatre Ballet Poznan, Tanztheater Osnabruck and Ballet Theatre Augsburg before joining the Cullberg Ballet in 2007. In 2018 she’s one of the performers in ccap’s TREES. The collaboration continued in 2019, with the ccap project DiM_Dance into Many.

Elinor Tollertz Bratteby is a dancer and performer based in Stockholm. In 2018 she started working with ccap, in TREES and DiM_Dans in Many. Elinor collaborates closely with Sanna Söderholm in Undercover Choreography, and presented work at Bonniers Konsthall, ccap, Site, Weld, Naturhistoriska Riksmuséet and Skarpnäcks Kulturhus. In 2019 Elinor also collaborates with the artist Éva Mag, Pontus Pettersson, Sebastian Lingserius, Anna Källblad, Julia Ehrstrand and Insister Space. She has previously worked with Ellen Söderhult, Ingri Fiksdal, Dora Garcia, Lynsey Peisinger, Marina Abramovic, Dorte Olesen and others. Elinor is educated at the Ballet Academy in Stockholm and Steps on Broadway in New York and has also taken independent courses in choreography at DOCH.

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IN THE OFFICE  

Anna Grip has worked with Cristina Caprioli since 1982, first as a dancer and later on as a collaborator. She has worked as rehearsal director and teacher at several dance companies and institutions of dance education. Between 1991-1995 she was ballet master and artistic director of Östgötabaletten, Sweden. In 1997 Anna, together with Cristina Caprioli and Dansens Hus, initiated and directed a pilot project of alternative dance education. 2000-2004 she was head of The Danish National School for Contemporary Dance. Between 2006-2013 she worked with Cullberg Ballet, first as the company manager and later as artistic director. Since fall 2014, Anna is a senior lecturer at the BA program in dance at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm. 

Emilia Sundberg started working as a production assistant at ccap in March 2019. She’s based mainly at THE HALL South of Sthlm.

Julia Sundberg has worked with Cristina Caprioli since 1985 as a dancer, rehearsal director and collaborator. In the beginning of her dance career Julia freelanced for several years working with some of the leading choreographers in Sweden. She is also a former dancer of the Östgötabaletten, where she performed in works by Birgit Cullberg, Mats Ek, Jirí Kylián among others. Between 2005-2010 she danced in the ccap productions very very, my lipson point(s)only (2006), decover (2008) and cccover (2009) and cut-outs & trees (2010). Julia has assisted Cristina in the productions Cicada for Stockholm 59°North and cicadaremix (2008). Julia is also an appreciated dance teacher. In addition to her work as a dancer, Julia also has a degree in law and has worked at the Swedish tax agency. During 2015-16 she worked as operating developer for dance at Riksteatern with the government’s mission to develop the expanded dance assignment of Riksteatern. Between 2011-2018 Julia worked at the Swedish Arts Council as expert in performing arts with a focus on the dance area. Since December 2018, she works as a production coordinator at ccap.

Masha Taavoniku has worked as a coordinator at ccap since September 2015. She has a bachelor’s degree from Södertörn University with majors in art history and aesthetics. Previously, she worked at Tensta konsthall and several years within the Swedish trade union movement. In 2019 she’s studying at the master programme in aesthetics at Södertörn University, and therefore works part time.

ON & ABOUT 

Eleonora Bergendal is a graphic designer regularly working with ccap publications, brochures, folders etc. Eleonora has designed several of the ccap publications such as the Here, here series (yellow novel, photo book and TEXT BOX), cloth.0 and CHOREO_DRIFT.