Lena Kimming, Liv Schellander and Alexandra Wingate research, co-choreograph and perform as a collective, which they call Animalarium. They started their long-term artistic collaboration and friendship during their dance studies in London and have since created numerous works together in different constellations. To mention some Alexandra Wingate and Lena Kimming are co-creators in The Atlas Club, Rapacious Excellence and Numan Human. And Alexandra Wingate and Liv Schellander has co-created two duets within the Kill a Cat Show research.
Alexandra Wingate (SE) is a choreographer, dancer, producer and process facilitator based on the Swedish northwest coast. As a choreographer she works with performance for stage, dance film, performance installation and participatory performance. She has created numerous dance works within the projects The Atlas Club, Kill a Cat Show, Numen Human, Rapacious Excellence. Besides the work she has done within the context of Animalarium her most recent work includes working with Elle Sofe Sara as a choreographic advisor for her new piece Birget; ways to deal, ways to heal for Carte Blanche, the Norwegian National Company for Contemporary Dance. And in 2021 as a co-choreographer for Sara´s piece Vástadus Eána – The Answer is Land, which received the Norwegian critics award in 2022. She also co-created and performed in H E X, a participatory work by director Josefina Björk. As well as created the costume design and performed in Mykorrhiza, an ongoing dance and sound installation by choreographer Ina Domko. Kill a Cat Show was awarded the New Choreography residency at Atalante 2015. Numen Human was awarded a residency at Beaivvás Sámi National Theatre in 2013. She also works as a producer, method developer and process facilitator for interdisciplinary, intercultural and community art processes. Mainly through her own workshop format Kind of like this and as a co-founder of the art center Ställbergs gruva. Alexandra received her BA Dance Theatre and MA Choreography from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Lena Kimming (SE / UK) is an independent dance artist based in London and Stockholm. Lena is a creative collaborator who is especially interested in participatory dance / theater /art and improvisational scoring with a base in somatic principles. She works as Performer, Choreographer and also Physiotherapist. Among others in several works with Lundahl & Seitl (SE), Alexandra Wingate (SE), Ina Dokmo (SE), Majula Drammeh (SE), Neve Harrington (UK) and visual artist Rosana Antoli (ES/UK). Previous performer experience also includes works with Poste Restante (SE) and a multitude of performances of her adaptation of The Runner choreographed by Deborah Hay (US) as part of the Solo Performance Commissioning Project. Lena has a MA Creative Practice and a BA Dance Theatre from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Independent Dance, London. She also holds a BSc in Physiotherapy from Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.
Liv Schellander (AT) is a performer, choreographer and facilitator based in Vienna, Austria. In 2022 she premieres her solo HYPERNURTURES at brut Wien and is part of Michael Turinsky’s new ensemble piece Soiled. She has been developing her Strange Natures series and, together with Lena Kimming and Alexandra Wingate, the Animalarium project since 2020. In 2019 Volume, her collaboration with Sara Lanner and Jasmin Hoffer, premiered at the imagetanz festival. She also worked with Doris Uhlich on the choreographic realisation of Habitat/Halle E at Tanzquartier Wien. Liv holds a BA in Dance Theatre, acquired at the London Laban Conservatory and an MA Choreography from the Institute of Dance Arts in Linz. Recent awards have included the Veem House Amsterdam Residency 2020, the TURBO residency 2017 for emerging choreographers at ImPulsTanz Festival, a danceWEB scholarship 2016 with mentor Tino Sehgal & Louise Höjer, and the SuSy Exchange Programme 2015 (LifeLongBurning) at Uferstudios Berlin. From 2018 – 2021 she curated training&workshops at Tanzquartier Wien – Center for Contemporary Choreography and Performance.
Cha Blasco – Artist, music composer and producer, live electronics performer.
Music composition for Shows for Shows and Shows for Extinction.
Eric Sjögren – Director, sound and light design, project manager of Ställbergs gruva.
Light design and dramaturgical support for Shows for Shows and Shows for Extinction.
Ina Dokmo – Choreographer, performer, dancer, teacher, curator and Shiatsu therapist.
Outside eye and feedback for Shows for Shows and Shows for Extinction.
Majula Drammeh – Choreographer, performer and dancer.
Outside eye and feedback Shows for Extinction.
Petra Koppla Dahlberg – Director, cinematographer and editor.
Workshopping camera work and feedback Shows for Extinction.
Peter Widell – Stage technician, carpenter and a part of Ställberg mine.
Technical production and light design for Shows for Shows.
Josefina Björk – Artist, director and a part of Ställberg mine.
Josefina was a part of the first research residency that became Animalarium.
Ställbergs mine – residency and presenter
The association behind Ställberg’s mine conducts artistic, cultural, and social activities whose starting point is the mine with unlimited surroundings. In concrete terms, the work finds many expressions. The public program includes walks, lectures, concerts, storytelling evenings, exhibitions, joint meals, documentary theatre and festivals.
Animalarium was awarded residency at Ställbergs mine in 2014 and in 2021. Shows for Extinction will be presented at Ställberg mine in 2025.
WUK Performing Arts – co-producer and presenter in Vienna
WUK performing arts realizes interdisciplinary projects, productions and formats that oscillate between performance, visual arts, music, dance, theater, choreography, digital, text, sound and video. In the form of co-productions, collaborations, guest performances or formats created especially for WUK performing arts, it offers artists from the field of performance art time, space, publicity and support for the development and realization of their projects. WUK performing arts is located in Vienna, Austria and our planned co-production partner for Shows for Extinction (2024).
3:e Våningen a continuous partner and supporter of our works in Gothenburg.
Riksteatern Stockholm where we had a production residency in 2021 and began Shows for Extinction.