Oda Brekke

Oda Brekke is a choreographer and dancer based in Stockholm.  In a collaboration between HJS, Veem and the European network LLB, she will be teaching an Open Studio.

Oda is a Norwegian dance artist based in Stockholm. She is working as choreographer and performer and received her BA at the program of Dance Performance at DOCH/Stockholm University of the Arts 2017. Her work explores experimental methods oscillating between dance and text as materials. Her current projects include ‘Pocket Phrases’ a collaboration with Stina Ehn. October 2021 she released the publication ‘Where a gathering of sensations land’ with Alexander Talts accompanied by a performance with the same name.  August 2021 her work ‘When there’s only surface left’ premiered at Weld in Stockholm. 2018 she made the performance On top of things with Maia Means. In 2020 she was part of the editorial team behind the publication ‘Art as Object|Art as Practice’, produced as part of the nordic platform PIM (Para Institutional Models) with Anders Paulin, Emilia Gasiorek and Runa Borch Skolseg. As a performer Oda has worked with choreographers such as Karen Eide Bøen, Leah Landau, Gry Tingskog, Ellen Söderhult and Mira Mutka. She is a co-founder of the collective studio höjden in Stockholm.  Lisa Schåman (AX, FI) is a Stockholm based freelance dancer. Among others she has worked with Ellen Söderhult, Sybrig Dokter, Leah Landau, Oda Brekke and Peter Mills. She received her BA in dance from DOCH/UniArts Stockholm in 2015. In 2020-2021 she studied aesthetics at Södertörn University. Lisa has an interest in the very frameworks of dance – both concerning the working environment and labour of the freelancer which she has challenged within the organisation INSISTER SPACE, as in the aesthetic framework and the artistic adjacent practices of dance.

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