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Stockholm Dansfilmfestival participates at the inauguration of Teaterkvarteren in Sundsvall, Sweden. 24 dance films will be presented by creators from all over Sweden. The event takes place on 12th March 2016.

The Economic Body is screened in Block 3: 14.00-14.30. Free entry.

More information: Norrdans


A short film of The Economic Body was featured at Stockholm Dansfilmfestival at Zita the 21 December. More screenings are to be announced during spring 2016.

More about Stockholm Dansfilmfestival

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“There is a correlation between the ways we use our bodies and the roles we play”

An event on the crossover between dance and social science. Collaboration between Fredriksson (SE), Steil (LU), Brandão (BR).

With kind support from La Maison des Etudiants Suédois, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris.

Photos © Liv-Kristin Rød Korssjøen

Program for event 30 oct 2015


La Maison des Etudiants Suédois invites you to an interdisciplinary event

Fredriksson (SE), Steil (LU), Brandão (BR)

“There is a correlation between the way you use your body and what role you’re playing”

Friday 30 October 2015 at 20.00

20.00-20.10: Introduction to concept
20.10-20.45: Film screening of “The Economic Body”
20.45-21.30: Discussion and refreshments

Fredriksson, Steil and Brandão co-create their first interdisciplinary event on the intersection between dance and social science. The three met in the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, and gathered in their mutual but diverse explorations of the fields. Fredriksson presents film excerpts from her interdisciplinary project “The Economic Body” (2014), and invites Steil and Brandão to elaborate on their current research and performance projects.

Anna-Mi Fredriksson is a choreographer and economist from Stockholm, Sweden. After working as a dancer with The English National Ballet, she studied at Stockholm School of Economics, where she co-founded the organisation Art Division, exploring and developing the relationship between arts, business and society. She is currently residing in Paris where she studies International Economic Policy at Sciences Po.

Laura Steil recently obtained her PhD in anthropology from the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE). She spent the last decade researching the social and cultural dynamics of several “non-academic” dance scenes in France, most notably the hip-hop or “afro” scenes. She uses dance as an ethnographic research tool, considering the (dancing) body not only an object but a locus and vector of knowledge. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the GSRL (EPHE).

Carolina Brandão is a dancer and sociologist from São Paulo, Brazil. She was classically trained and worked in various contemporary projects throughout her career. After studying Social Sciences at the University of São Paulo, she alternated for 8 years between works in contemporary dance and in consulting, evaluating social projects. She is currently studying International Public Management at Sciences Po – Paris.

Bienvenue! Welcome!

La Maison des Etudiants Suédois
La Cité internationale universitaire de Paris
7F Bd Jourdan, 75014 Paris
(RER B, Tram 3, Bus 21, 67 : La Cité universitaire)

Milan Image Art Fair 2015

Six performances were presented at Milan Image Art (MIA) Fair 2015 with dancers Mia Hjelte and Kajsa Sandström in collaboration with Fluxum Foundation and FLUX Laboratory. 

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More information about the performances at MIA 2015

More information about the collaboration with Fluxum Foundation and Flux Laboratory

Photos © Erik Widman and Benedicte Damslora

Captured by the audience

Following the performances at MIA Fair, the project caught a life of its own as many captured the essence of the performance in their own way. Thank you for sharing! Here are some of the photos I found on instagram at #theeconomicbody

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Further performances

and research is approaching for The Economic Body as the project has been invited to present at MIA Fair Milan in April 2015. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the organization Fluxum Foundation and their interdisciplinary art space, FLUX Laboratory.

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Excerpts from the project

were showcased as a short film at Stockholm School of Economics Installation & Conferment Ceremony in the City Hall. The film was accompanied by a speech about interdisciplinary processes between art and science. Central questions were decision making processes and gender structures in the business world.

“In the business world, top positions are usually dominated by men. Once there is a woman, the discussion usually goes ‘She acts like a man’. The body language shows that there is a difference in how you get up on the ladder of success. It has a correlation to how you perform and what role you’re playing.”
– Discussion participant, 2014-04-06

Two public performances

were held at Weld in Stockholm 23-24 September. As a part of the presentation, the audience was invited to participate by sharing their personal reflections about the performance.

23rd September performance

24th September performance

Notes and drawings from the participating audience at Weld,
23-24 September. Photos of the performance by Erik Widman.

Culture Week

is arranged by the Social Committee within the Student Association at Stockholm School of Economics. In collaboration with Art Division, Culture Week invites all SSE students to participate in the performances at Weld 23-24 September.

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The project premiered 

at the 7th International Art of Management & Organization Conference 2014, held at Copenhagen Business School 28th-31st AugustAs a part of the conference opening, a choreography was performed by dancers Kajsa Sandström and Sandra Gerdin. Insights from the process were presented in the conference stream for Dance, Choreography and Organisation

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Photos © Benedicte Damslora
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