The Economic Body
is a theoretical study and a choreographic experiment initiated to explore social science theories through embodied practices. The project is led by choreographer Anna-Mi Fredriksson and is funded by Kulturbryggan, a government committee that supports interdisciplinary art projects. The initiative is a part of Art Division, an organization within the Education Committee of the Student Association at Stockholm School of Economics.

During 2014, a choreographic process took place at Weld, an artist platform for experimental art and dance in Stockholm. The initial research phase of the project was presented at the Art of Management & Organization Conference, Copenhagen Business School, in August 2014, performed by dancers Sandra Gerdin and Kajsa Sandström. This performance was further developed and presented at Weld in Stockholm in September 2014, where over 100 reflections were collected from a participating audience.

The project was based at the interdisciplinary pre-incubator SSES Campus during Fall 2014 where further research was held and the documentation of the initial phase was summarized in a short film.

During Spring 2015, the project is progressing together with dancers Mia Hjelte and Kajsa Sandström.

 

Fredriksson_BW_webFredriksson
is educated at the Royal Swedish Ballet School (1996-2004) and at the English National Ballet School (2005), and she worked as a dancer with The English National Ballet (2005-2009). In 2010, she initiated her own projects during artistic residency at Shunt, London, amongst others with music producer William Orbit, which resulted in a series of performances presented at The Lowry Museum, Manchester. Anna-Mi danced in the performance Reconsideration by Anna Koch at Weld (2012) that explored the classically trained body. Since then, she has studied at Stockholm School of Economics, where she has co-founded the organisation Art Division, exploring and developing the relationship between arts, business and society. She has also choreographed and developed movement concepts for various fashion films, such as The Couture Movement.

Photo © Caroline Foerster

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