Charlotta Öfverholm is back with a surreal comic tragedy set in a hotel lobby where the deepest secrets will be revealed, where the gods and gurus seek to gain followers and where humanity is in danger. With a language that crosses artistic boundaries with rapid changes between humour and darkness, dance, text and live music.
In her new work "Prosthesis" she is joined by musicians Lauri Antila and James Friedman, actor Magnus Krepper, dancers Elena Fokina and Tobias Hallgren + five experienced 70+ people in an evening of humour, darkness, dance, circus, text and live music.
About the choreographer
Artistic director, choreographer, dancer
Since starting the company 'Jus de la Vie' in 1995, Swedish Öfverholm has created over 25 productions, which have toured all over the world. Her work is physical dance theatre with depth, irony, brutality and humour. Öfverholm graduated from the Ballet Academy, Alvin Ailey ADC (NYC). She also has a theatre degree from UCLA in Film/TV/Video and from the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute (LA).
She has a background as a dancer in many companies such as DV8 Physical Theatre / Lloyd Newson, Bill T. Jones / NYC, Sean Curran / NYC, Complexions / NYC, Farm i grottan / Viliam Docolomansky / Prague, Roberto Galván / Tanzcompagnie Giessen, Joseph Tmim / Toláda Berlin, Ramon Oller / Metros Barcelona, Robert Poole / Ballett Linz, Cie Corinne Lanselle in Paris, Dorte Olesen and Richard Turpin at the Royal Dramatic Theatre and Björn Elisson Kompani in Stockholm among others.
Title roles include Death in Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal (Uppsala Stadsteater, Hugo Hansén and Benke Rydman), Shakespeare's Hamlet (Landestheatre Linz by Robert Poole), Alice in Alice in Wonderland (Stadttheater Giessen by Roberto Galvan) and Lola in Lola and Mr Prata at the Divadlo Archa (by Jan Kodet) for which she was nominated for a Thalia Award at the National Theatre in Prague CZ in 2005.
Charlotta choreographs commissioned works for companies such as Norrdans / SE, RTV / SE, Vertedance Prague / CZ, Ballet Linz / AU, Tanztheater Münster / DE, Folkoperan / SE and Göteborg Dance Company / SE.
Created Fucking burn it - Age on stage 2015, a major festival about age and dance. Since then AGE ON STAGE has taken place with seminars, performances, films, workshops with mature dancers from all over the world.