Marika Hedemyr Summer Newsletter, June 2012

Dear colleagues and friends,
Summer approaches and here comes some news on what is going on:

Condition Confined - Post Production

Marika is currently working on the post production of Condition Confined, a short film about a pregnant woman exploring the limits of her physical and normative state. Planned release in September 2012.

For the film, Marika is working with a team of film makers: Richard Bunke, Dorna Aslanzadeh, Andreas Wessberg, Anna Giertz, CloudBerry Sounds, Petra Valén, Malin Svensson and Hannah Christensson.  The film is a co-production by Crowd Company and Bunke Film, with support from The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

Political Effect or Blank Parody?

One of Marika’s early texts from her London years has been published in the third edition of The Swedish Dance History, a choreography in the form of book, initiated in 2009 by INPEX. This third edition consists of new and old unpublished texts. The topic of the article is still a trigger point in Marika´s work, even if we don´t refer to postmodernism as often today as we did in 1999 :)

Political Effect or Blank Parody? - A discussion on postmodernism, feminism and Pina Bausch
Page 494 - 513, The Swedish Dance History, Third edition. Published December 2011, by Inpex
ISBN 978-91-979778-1-4

A PDF-version of the silver-book is available via link:

Spring 2012 – Miscellaneous

In February and March 2012 Marika gave a course in composition and improvisation for dance students at the Professional Dance Program at Schillerska, Sweden.

She has also developed scriptwriting for theatre and film, and is currently working on a script for feature film. In June she received a grant from DOCH - University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm and was invited to ENCEPA´s symposium Expanding Territories in Oslo, Norway 2−5 June 2012. There she participated in a workshop with Ant Hampton, merging scriptwriting with site specific work.

Marika has also started a choreographic challenge project together with choreographer and performance artist Annika B Lewis. After a first meeting in Århus, Denmark in January 2012, they continued working at a mini-residency at Dansbyrån Studio during Göteborg Dance and Theatre Festival in May 2012.

Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf, Germany 29 Aug – 1 Sept 2012

Marika will be there personally, and present in the Swedish Booth Fair Project Sweden. She is also presented in the catalogue MADE IN THE NORDIC COUNTRIES 2012 that will be distributed to all visitors upon registration at Tanzmesse. Will you be there? Please let us know and we could meet up!

For more info on what is going on – please check

Have a nice summer!
Best regards,

Marika Hedemyr, Choreographer