Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt is a performer, choreographer, filmmaker and writer. She holds a PhD in Dance from University of Roehampton, and works as a Senior Lecturer in Dance at the Stockholm University of the Arts/Academy of Music and Drama at University of Gotehnburg, Ami often creates stage work (solo, and collaborative) based on her embodied life story in a particular theme. Her 90 min solo performance A Particular Act of Survival received a performing arts award at Scenkonstgalan in Sweden in 2015. Recent works are Atsumori/Hero for the Noh theatre Festival in London, The laugh of the Medusa (2017), Yamamba - waltz for a wounded ancestor (2018), and OtoKin (2019). Ami makes dance films and documentaries about dance. Her debut film won an honorary mention at VidéoDanseGrandPrix in Paris 1995. Her fiction film The Dancer - a fairy-tale was nominated the Golden Hat Award at Gothenburg Film Festival the same year. In 2022, her shortfilm Ancestor premiered. A collection of her films are released by Njutafilms. http://www.njutafilms.com. She walks slowly as a ceremonial, subversive act thanks to her studies with Nishikawa Senrei and work with Japanese dance in Kyoto since 2000. Her research interests are practice-led and concern gender codified movement practice, walking as research, non-hierarchical treatment of global dance techniques, and auto-ethnographic accounts from within the practice.
Between March 2015 and July 2018 Ami chaired the Nordic Summer University Study Circle 7: Practicing Communities - Transformative societal strategies of artistic research together with Dr Lucy Lyons. Ami is a member of the Peer Review board of Journal of Artistic Research since February 2017.