Viet Nam Discourse Stockholm- the choreography, 7,5 hp

A summer course collaboration between DOCH and Tensta konsthall where choreography, visual arts, theatre and film stand in dialogue. Led by choreographers Nadja Hjorton, Stina Nyberg and visual artist Marion von Osten and more.

The course works with the exhibition Viet Nam Discourse Stockholm created by the Center for Post-Colonial Knowledge and Culture (Marion von Osten & Peter Spillmann) at Tensta konsthall, which opens in June 2016. The exhibition revolves around the play Viet Nam Diskurs from 1968, created by Peter Weiss, Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss and others. The exhibition and course look back at the background and production history of the play,in the context of the Swedish anti-Vietnam War movement in particular and on art and solidarity in general. Using choreographic methods the course participants will work with the bank of material and archive that have been built up at Tensta konsthall and put them in relation to contemporary stories. At the end of the course there will be a choreographed public presentation of the individual and collective work produced during the course.

The course is offered by the Dance department.

The language of instruction is in English.

Entry Requirements

General entry requirement for studies at the second cycle (90 credits from the first cycle) and

Specific entry requirement
• Professional experience of artistic activities
• English 5 or the equivalent

The course is intended for dance artists, visual artists, performance artists, actors and the like. Selection to the course is made through an overall assessment of the candidates’ application documents. Aspirants are asked to include a personal letter in their application describing their reasons for wanting to take the course.

Online Application
You apply through our web system. You will be asked to upload documents that show that you meet the general and the specific entry requirements of the course (for example a certificate, or transcript, of completed courses from first cycle level), your CV,  personal letter and a copy of your passport (if applicable).

Course outline and schedule
The beginning and end of the course will consist of seminars and lectures at Tensta Konsthall and a collective composition of the individual works developed by the students while the middle part will consist of independent work at DOCH . At the end of the course, a public presentation will be held. Intensives: June 9-12  + June 14-17; September 10-18.

Course leaders: Stina Nyberg, Nadja Hjorton Teachers: Stina Nyberg, Nadja Hjorton, Marion von Osten, with lectures and talks by amongst others America Vera Zavala, Markus Huss, Gunilla Palmstierna Weiss, Maria Lind, Malin Wahlberg etc.

Nadja Hjorton is a Swedish choreographer and dancer with a long experience of working collectively with feminist practices. She is interested to use choreographic methods to challenge power relationships and has through her choreographic radio pieces worked on expanding notions about what dance an choreography can be. Nadja Hjorton is working in many different constellations and collaborations amongs others ÖFA-kollektivet . Her works are touring both nationally as internationally. Nadja Hjorton did the master's program in choreography at DOCH 2010-2012.

Stina Nyberg's departure point is a feminist approach to the body; its social and political construction and ability to move. She often works in collaboration with others and sees the way we organise work as an important part of the work. She is educated as a dancer at Balettakademien and holds an MA in choreography at DOCH. At the moment, Nyberg is working on the performance Shapes of States, about the relationship between the healthy body and the healthy state. In conjunction with her choreographic practice Nyberg is a participant of the one year programme Critical Practice – Made in YU, a platform for writing and discursive methods within the performing arts.

Nadja Hjorton and Stina Nyberg is regularly working in friendship with eachother and have been collaborating on several projects, among others in the group Samlingen together with Amanda Apetrea, Halla Ólafsdottir and Zoë Poluch.

Marion von Osten (Berlin) is a visual artist, writer, and exhibition maker. She is a founding member of Labor k3000 Zurich (1999–), together with Peter Spillmann; of kpD – kleines postfordistisches

For more information contact, please contact
Anna Efraimsson

Nadja Hjorton

Stina Nyberg

For information on how to apply, please contact
Education administration offices:
+46 8 49400850  E-mail:


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Viet Nam Discourse Stockholm- the choreography, 7,5 hp

Free standing course,
Summer term, Half time

Starts: June 9 2016

Application: Last day to apply: April 15, 2016

Educational Cycle:
Second cycle

Course code:

Course Directors:
Stina Nyberg and Nadja Hjorton

Application fee for third country applicant: 900 SEK. Tuition fee for students from a third-country: 45 000 SEK.

Please read more here about application and tuition fees here.