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"Performers on the edge"

Posted by stjernholm on May 17, 2012 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

©Johan Stjernholm, 2012

Yes, yes, I know. I have been neglecting this news blog far too long now. The problem is that the more work I do, the less time there is to write about it. Anyway, starting with some old news: Last year, I was taking part in the AHRC funded research project Beyond Text

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Performance for the Macmillan Cancer Support

Posted by stjernholm on October 8, 2011 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

On 24 September 2011, Dr. Johan Stjernholm collaborated with fashion designer Alvin Loy from Dior in order to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Support. Some more pictures from the performance and the dress rehearsal may be seen in our

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UK China Arts and Design Festival 2011

Posted by stjernholm on October 8, 2011 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Here are some pictures from the dress rehearsal of the opening gala performance of the UK China Arts and Design Festival 2011, directed and choreographed by Dr. Johan Stjernholm. The work was site specific, involved around 40 models and amateur performers, and consisted of a fusion of contermporary dance theatre...

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Daegu International Dance Festival

Posted by stjernholm on October 17, 2010 at 5:31 PM Comments comments (0)

SpaceEngineering has just returned from a tour to South Korea, where we have been performing at the Daegu International Dance Festival.

Title of work: Different/ciation, Subjectified

Performers (dancers): Ana Mrdjanov, Johan Stjernholm, Hyo Jin Na and Ji Yun Kim

Performers (from ...

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Graduation ceremony and appointment at RAD

Posted by stjernholm on August 8, 2010 at 11:38 AM Comments comments (0)

Above is a picture of Dr. Johan Stjernholm during his Graduation Ceremony, held on 16th July at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank, London. During the Ceremony, Johan publicly received his award as a Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Dance Studies.

Following his graduation, Johan has been appointed as a Lecturer in Choreography and...

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INdependence: Programme

Posted by stjernholm on July 1, 2010 at 12:12 PM Comments comments (0)

The Programme for the 4th July INdependence event is now ready to view in our Photo Gallery. The event opens 19.00 with the Fine Arts exhibition, and the performances start f...

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INdependence: a performance and fine art event on 4th July

Posted by stjernholm on June 28, 2010 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)

On 4th July, the SpaceEngineering Dance Studio presents INdependence. This is an event which will present live performance art, dance, music, video screenings, and a fine arts exhibition. Participating artists include John Harrigan (Director of

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Thinking through Performance Group Symposium

Posted by stjernholm on June 17, 2010 at 6:24 AM Comments comments (0)

Dr. Johan Stjernholm is a member of the "Thinking through Performance Group" at London College of Fashion. Thinking through Performance is a small group of practitioners and theorists who meet to explore issues around performance, design, the body, movement and dress from their various perspectives. The group, which is organised by Prof. Helen Thomas, is currently preparing for a one-day sym...

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Johan Stjernholm: Doctor of Dance

Posted by stjernholm on April 26, 2010 at 7:52 AM Comments comments (1)

On April 16, 2010, Johan Stjernholm was officially awarded his title as a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the field of Dance Studies.

Johan's thesis, entitled "Performativities, Virtualities, Abstractions, and Cunnigham's BIPED", explores the complex relations between dance movement, perception, and embodiment. Drawing on phenomenology, gender studies, and concepts of the virtual, the thesis reinvestigates the vitalist tradition of dance critique and contemporary perfor...

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Picture gallery for "A Red Threatening Sky"

Posted by stjernholm on April 26, 2010 at 7:37 AM Comments comments (0)

Pictures from the collaboration "A Red Threatening Sky", by FoolishPeople and SpaceEngineering, are now posted at the FoolishPeople website. All photography by

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