Josefine Löfblad

Josefine Löfblad


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Works at Department of Culture and Aesthetics
Postal address Institutionen för kultur och estetik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

PhD student in Theatre and Dance Studies since September 2018. I have a BA in Theatre Studies from Stockholm University and a Nordic Master in Dance Studies (NoMAds). I also have a dance education from the Royal Swedish Ballet School and the School of Dance and Circus (DOCH) and have worked as a contemporary dancer and choreographer, mainly as a member of the group Autopilot. In addition, I am one of the founders of Köttinspektionen, a venue for experimental dance, theatre and the visual arts in Uppsala.


PhD project: Between Museality and Theatricality: Three Contemporary Performances of Dance History (working title)

My PhD project springs from a recent interest in archives and history in the dance field, as well as from the increasing presence of dance in museums. Combining methodologies of Performance Studies with a historiographical approach, the project aims to explore contemporary utilizations and performances of dance history by focusing on three cases: 1) the exhibition “Rolf de Marés dansmuseum” at Dansmuseet (The Museum of Dance and Movement) in Stockholm; 2) Boris Charmatz’s 20 Dancers for the XX Century, a performance of a living dance archive, which is part of the larger project Musée de la danse in which Charmatz rethinks the notion of a dance museum; and 3) Trajal Harrell’s Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at The Judson Church, a series of dance works in which Harrell, by fusing vogueing and early postmodern dance, performatively imagines a fictive,  or “impossible”, dance history.


Dirk Gindt and Lena Hammergren

Areas of interest

Contemporary dance, performative archives, dance in the museum, reenactments, dance history, historiography, Performance Studies, performativity


2018. ”Bodily Archiving in 69 Positions”. Nordic Journal of Dance 9(1), pp. 4-13. (peer-reviewed research article)

2018. “Konsten att dokumentera”. Danstidningen nr 4, 2018, p. 10. (review in journal)

Last updated: October 25, 2019

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