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Oda Brekke

DANCE HUB exchange MDT Stockholm / Veem House

Early 2021, MDT in Stockholm and Veem House for Performance in Amsterdam had an open call for two research residencies for dance artists based in Amsterdam and Stockholm. The chosen artists were Stockholm based artist Oda Brekke and Amsterdam based artist Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen.

MDT and Veem House wish to create space for artistic research in experimental dance and choreography and to open possibilities for exchange with and between the two chosen artists and and the respective cities/artistic communities/workplaces/venues of Amsterdam and Stockholm.

This residency exchange is a DANCE HUB project of the Life Long Burning Network (with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union).

About Oda Brekke

Oda Brekke 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. She is a co-founder of the collective studio höjden in Stockholm.

During a two-week residency at Veem House, Oda Brekke is venturing into the start of a new research project together with her collaborator Lisa Schåman. Oda’s work departs from an interest in the innumerable traces that are discovered and produced when dancing. By proposing a practice that oscillates between writing and dancing she asks how fragmentation can be studied as a choreographic means.

She is curious to explore various forms of waste and rest products as resilient actors, poetic landscapes and metaphors constituting a generative language in performance. Taking off from the neoliberal reality where the economy and market logic is interwoven with the fabric of our attention she dwells with the materials that are “not worth our time”. What lingers at the bottom of our perceptual hierarchies— and what might it do to us? 

Join Oda Brekke during our Online Open Studio on the 10th of December and discover what we leave behind when we dance!

Photo: Still from film by David Alræk

Works by Oda Brekke


Under Construction in Veem House: Oda Brekke

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