Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt is a Swedish performer, choreographer, filmmaker and writer. Ami often creates stage work (solo, and collaborative) on the basis of 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. In 2017 she created The laugh of the Medusa. In Dec 2018, her new piece Yamamba-walse for a wounded ancestor will premiere in Gothenburg. The slow walk suriashi is essential in Ami's practice, which she has studied since 2000 with her teacher Nishikawa Senrei in Kyoto, Japan. Since 2014, she walks in suriashi in different spaces. Ami also explores the various accents her dancing contains, where nihon buyō has been an important source of knowledge the last seventeen years. In March 2015, Ami was appointed coordinator, together with the visual artist Lucy Lyons, for the Nordic Summer University Study Circle 7: Practicing Communities - Transformative societal strategies of artistic research. The study circle is organized through Nordic Summer University, a well-established twice-yearly symposium. Ami is a member of the Peer Review board of Journal of Artistic Research since February 2017.
'Censor the body and you censor breath and speech at the same time. Write yourself. Your body must be heard.' (Hèléne Cixous)