2017-2019 Karina Sarkissova (Sweden)
Karina Sarkissova holds a Bachelor of Dance from the SNDO (School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam). Having worked in international venues, from Frascati theatre in Amsterdam to Counterpulse theatre in San Francisco, Karina can boost considerable choreographic experience. Next to this practice, her work offers exciting prospects in terms of framing choreography outside of its traditional environments, entering the everyday life as possibility, and creating new contexts for the construction of life that engages its daily experience with art. This can take various forms, for example as in Alfaponny Express, a bike messenger company that Karina co-founded and set up in Stockholm. The project explores dance, physicality, self-organisation and precariousness. More recently, she co-curated and organised an international dance festival, My Wild Flag, in Stockholm, intended to introduce politically engaged issues to the local audience through choreographic and performative forms.