September 25. Double Release: New book by Efva Lilja + the magazine CHOREOGRAPHY (NO)

Double Release

"Att koreografera dagen och låta natten vara – en apologi för dansen" av Efva Lilja
at 4pm Stina Nyberg talks with Efva Lilja about the book
At 6pm, one of the magazines founders, Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness talks with two of the contributers – Stina Nyberg and Efva Lilja.

– 4pm
Ellerströms publisher present Efva Liljas new book "Att koreografera dagen och låta natten vara – en apologi för dansen "(Choreographing the day and let the night be – an apologia for the dance)

The book is available for sale during the day extra special price.

Efva Lilja is an artist, working with performances, visual art, film and writing. She has profiled itself in the highly acclaimed and distinctive works. From 1985 to 2005 she was Artistic Director of the E.L.D. Company based in Stockholm, producing work in more then 35 countries around the world. She has been decorated and received a number of prizes and awards for her artwork. Since 2003 she has, parallel to her artistic work, been Professor of Choreography and 2006-2013 the Vice-Chancellor of DOCH, the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm. 2014 she was the Expert Advisor on artistic research at the Ministry of Education and Research in Sweden and 2016 she is the Director of Dansehallerne in Copenhagen.

Alongside these missions she continued as an artist. Efva Lilja also writes articles and books published nationally and internationally.

Efva Liljas books have been published by Ellerströms since 2012 : "100 Exercises for a Choreographer and other Survivors” (2012) and "On Dance as a Subversive Declaration of Love" (2012).


– 6pm
Magazine-launch: CHOREOGRAPHY (NO)

Choreography is a magazine initiated and edited by the Oslo-based choreographers Solveig Styve Holte, Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness and writer Runa Borch Skolseg. The magazine consists of texts written by Nordic artists within the field of dance and choreography. Each text is build around a specific issue requested by the editors, there are independent texts as well as conversations and interviews. All texts exist in both Scandinavian and English versions. With the magazine we wish to build a rich and complex understanding of what choreography is and can be. We have curated the texts we`ve been missing and the conversations we have dreamt of reading.

The contributors:
Efva Lilja, Naja Lee Jensen, Thomas Talawa Prestø, Elle Sofe Henriksen, Marte Reithaug Sterud, Ròsa Òmarsdòttir, Per Roar, Josefine Wikström, Janne-Camilla Lyster, Solveig Styve Holte, Simo Kellokumpu, Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness, Sonya Lindfors, Veronica Thorseth / Leo Preston, Mette Edvardsen, Mette Ingvartsen, Stina Nyberg and Venke Marie Sortland.

Graphic design by Helge Hjort Bentsen.
The magazine is supported by The Norwegian Arts Council and The Nordic Culture Fund.

The launch at Weld will be held by Ann-Christin Berg Kongsness in conversation with two of the Swedish contributors; Stina Nyberg and Efva Lilja.

The magazine will be for sale for 100 SEK.