Residency summer 2022
Region Gotland and County Theatre Gotland have offered Teresia a dance residency during the summer of 2022. During the residency, which will take place in the town of Visby, Teresia will concentrate on choreographic and artistic processes, inviting others to experience some of the work, during her collaboration with the theatre and the region.
Winner of the monthly selection of
The Auber International Film Festival
The Rising Woman is the winner of the monthly selection of The Auber International Film Festival. Prize in the category of best short movie filmed with a mobile phone.
This means that the movie qualifies for the final competition which will be on April 22nd.
RELEASE 2022 : ”The Rising Woman ”
This short film is a collaboration between Eytan Sivak and the artist Teresia Björk who inspired the idea and the realisation of the movie.
It was filmed with a mobile phone (Iphone 12) mainly during the peak of the covid
pandemic when society and the arts were closed down and a feeling of distance,
estrangement and suspicion shadowed our human contacts.
The story is of a woman seeking change, finding herself trapped in an Escherian world,
where endless staircases meet constantly shifting landscapes.
Materials change their texture and stagnant objects re-define themselves as mobile.
A peculiar sense of time wraps her with a feeling of a fleeting existence.
Running from or to? Where is the beginning and what is the end?
It is her own groundhog day.
The movie follows the woman’s journey through different aspects of movement.
Shift of angles, moving space/stagnant-body or moving-body/stagnant space,
camera taking the role of both performer and public and film texture shifting from
grainy to HD and back.
Teresia is teaching at Balettakademien at the dancers prof education in choreograpic supervision and dance analysis.
Due to corona performances are put forward but the planning goes on both in Sweden and abroad.
” The Rising Woman” Photo Eytan Sivak
The filming of the shortmovie ”The Rising Woman” by Eytan Sivak continues during the fall.
Teresia is performing at Theater Ö2 in Stockholm the 17th of September within the project ”A Study of Choices A Choreograpic Manuscript ” by Linda Wardal
Teresia is working at Balettakademien in Stockholm where she’s teaches in choreograpic supervision and danceanalysis.
Teresia has begun a collaboration with Per Jonsson Dance Center in Ljusdal, Hälsingland. Per Jonsson has always been a role model for Teresia and was a source of inspiration and encouragement early on in her work. As part of the collaboration, Teresia will be developing a new piece. A fantastic opportunity, she sees it as her tribute to Per. An exhibition -of photographs and method -documenting her body of stage work, including photographs by Mats Lindgren, Håkan Larsson Johanna Lindgren among others, will also be on show at PJDC from the opening 9th of May until 30th of May 2021.
For the new piece ” AMORF ” Martin Landquist is creating the music.
This is also made possible thanks to Viriditasfoundation.se
Teresia is pleased to announce that Journalist and Television Presenter Ann-Marie Rauer, together with a film team from SVT (Swedish Television), will be filming in Ljusdal in the middle of April, documenting the process and Teresia’s work in general. This will be shown the 29th of May in the SVT program ” Sverige!
Read more: SvD
Photo Eytan Sivak
Following the premiere of Inre Rum/Inner Space at Dansens Hus Stockholm, touring was put on hold in February 2020 due to the outbreak of the corona virus. Instead, and thanks to the Viriditas Foundation, Teresia has been looking at ways of continuing to work with the piece via seminars and film.
Eytan Sivak is creating a short movie for and with Teresia called ” The Rising Woman ”. Its mainly filmed in different enviroments in Stockholm during March and April 2021.
Since February 2021, Teresia has been in an online collaboration with the Canadian choreographer Sébastien Cossette-Masse. Their work is research about and how ”imagination” is related and connected to artistical work but also how the impact of imagnination is very different from person to person.The collaboration is also about coaching one anothers future work.
Teresia continues her work at Balettakademien in Stockholm, both as a choreographic mentor in choreographic supervision and as a teacher of dance analysis.
Since October 2020, Teresia is a resident artist coach through the organization ShareMusic. During March this residency is ending through making a film about the project.
During May and June 2021, Teresia will hold her workshop “Finding Tools” for professional dancers at DCV Gothenburg and DCSyd Malmö.www.dcvast.se
Photo: Magnus Skoglöf
Teresia Björk will start the new year by going to Lisbon the 5th 21th of January.
Teresia has the honour to once again immerse herself in parts of the danceart in Portugal.
She is invited to: residency at Teatro do Bairro- Clara Andermatt Danscompany, to give workshops at Danscompany Olga Roriz and to follow the work at CNB – National Ballet in Lisbon.The exchange in Lisbon is supported by the the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
Inre Rum/ Interior Space: Premiere February 12th – at Dansens Hus in Stockholm!
Teresia has been exploring goodness for a long time and based on that subject created the performance together with: composer Matti Bye, writer Maria Kûchen, lighting artist Sofia Linde and scenographer Sara Selander.
Through residency at Dansens Hus, an immersion in the artistic process has become possible.
Peeled off, naked, honest, the audience is taken into music, choreography, space, time, light and darkness.
You can find more info here:
”En relation som lyssnar till flyktiga ögonblick”
Anna Ågström, svd.
Photo: Mats Lindgren
Teresia gives daily training at DC Väst for prof dancers in Gothenburg last week in January 2019!
The film SIRI DERKERT the Trilogy will be shown at Danserhallerne in Copenhagen the 4th of February and in Västerås Konstmuseum the 6th of March.
The new project about GOODNESS called” Interior Room ”is already started up and will go on during a residency in Lissabon, Portugal where Teresia is invited for 2 weeks in February at Atelier REAL.
The Swedish Arts Grants Committee makes this residency possible.
In the middle of March is Teresia guesting DC Syd in Malmö where she is invited to the project” Sharing Sessions” with prof dancers.
BOOKRELEASE SEPT 2018 !
”Nu får Siri Derkert ett eget liv med filmen”
Dansfilmen ”Siri Derkert trilogy” får urpremiär på Scandinavia House i New York den 19 juni. Den bygger på Teresia Björks tre scenverk från 2014–2017 inspirerade av konstnären som förenade experimentlust med politiskt engagemang – hennes mod, tvivel och drivkraft.
World Premiar of the film ”Siri Derkert the Trilogy”
19th of June in New York, World Premiar of the film ” Siri Derkert the Trilogy” by Teresia Björk
Dansvetaren/lektor Bodil Persson om Teresia:
Teresia is guesting Barcelona 6th to 9th of May and New York 14th to 22nd of June 2018.
The film about ”Siri Derkert The trilogy by Teresia Björk made by Håkan Larsson and Bengt Wanselius will have its Premiar 19th of June at Scandinavian House.
Teresia is invited to 5 other countries as well to present her work during 2018-2019.
In October Teresia is guesting Malmö and Norrköping with Etsningar the third part of the trilogy.
”Without Name ” 8/2 2018 and ”Vi-We-Nous” 22/3 2018 Uppsala Konstmuseum
Dansar Siri Derkerts liv
Efter fem år avslutar koreografen och dansaren Teresia Björk sitt projekt om en av Sveriges stora konstnärer. Nu får vi se resultatet på Uppsala konstmuseum.
Som barn hände det att Teresia Björk tog tunnelbanan från Södermalm till Östermalm. Då, på 1980-talet, innan gentrifieringen av arbetarstadsdelen Södermalm, var Östermalm och Södermalm två helt skilda världar.
– Där, på Östermalmstorg tunnelbanestation, mötte jag Siri Derkerts konst för första gången, säger Teresia Björk.
”Ristningar i betong”, som Siri Derkert skapade under några år i början av 1960-talet, är kanske den mesta kända av Stockholms tunnelbaneperrongers konstnärliga väggutsmyckningar. Dessutom är det Derkerts magnum opus.
PHOTO: Mats Lindgren
”Etsningar på Dansmuseet är känsloladdat expressiv”
”Etsningar” är sista delen i Teresia Björks trilogi om konstnären Siri Derkert. Det är en befriande samtids-otypisk föreställning.
”Derkerts liv fångat i djärvt prövande dans”
Med ”Etsningar” syr Teresia Björk ihop sin danstrilogi om Siri Derkert, den progressiva modernisten och debattören. Det är den fullödigaste av delarna, skriver Anna Ångström, som kommer att sakna gestalten i den vita målarrocken.
”ETSNINGAR” – PREMIÄR 3rd of October 2017
Två koreografer. Ett samtal.
PHOTO: Håkan Jelk
Under två separata kvällar presenterar koreograferna och dansarna Ulrika Wedin och Teresia Björk nya verk. Föreställningskvällarna avslutas i ett gemensamt samtal med publiken där två intressanta teoretiker från olika fält bjuds in – där koreografernas arbete och verk, den samtida dansen och livets olika villkor i stort och smått kan diskuteras, dryftas och reflekteras över.
Teresia went to Beijing
Teresia went to Beijing in August 2016 for the premiar of the second part of her trilogy about Siri Derkert- ”Vi-We-Nous” It will also have a Swedenpremiar in Stockholm at the Dancemuseum,12-15th of October 2016.
Ongoing collaborations with other choreographer dancers and directors in Sweden and Europe.
En närvaro som förför
”ViWeNous” är den andra delen i en tänkt trilogi. Örjan Abrahamsson hänförs av Teresia Björk som smärtsamt och vackert dansar fram Siri Derkerts formbara år.
”THE NEW” Beijing Theatre 2016