Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt is a Swedish performer, choreographer, filmmaker and writer. She 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 work are Atsumori/Hero (for the Noh theatre Festival in London) and The laugh of the Medusa. Her new play Yamamba - walse for a wounded ancestor premiered in Dec 2018. 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. A collection of her films is released by Njutafilms. http://www.njutafilms.com
For her PhD, Ami explores the various accents her dancing contains, where nihon buyō has been an important source of knowledge , which she has studied since 2000 with her teacher Nishikawa Senrei in Kyoto, Japan. Her artistic investigations concern gender constructions, and the gender codified movement practice, suriashi. Since 2014, she practices suriashi in different spaces.
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.