Sara Erlingsdotter is a Swedish theatre and opera director and an assistant professor in Performing Arts meeting Landscape at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, a part of Stockholm University of the Arts.
Since 2012, she works at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts developing the project Meeting Place – Performing Arts and Landscape with a focus on education, research and international cooperation. She creates and directs performing arts projects linked to this. The project focuses on how artistic experiences might meet experiences of a landscape and create participation from the audience. She is also an artistic director at Himlabacken where, since 1990, she has created high-profile productions and genre-crossing development projects. Through her career, she has directed on stages in Sweden and other countries, but also extensively worked with outdoor theatre in different landscape settings.
Sara Erlingsdotter has developed and lead the artistic project Meeting Place – Music, Theatre, Landscape that includes both exploring performances and research activities in collaboration with Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, SADA; the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SUAS; and Malmö Academy of Music. The project has also developed joint master courses where Sara Erlingsdotter has lectured, and international exchanges have taken place with ESMAE, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal; the University of Winchester, UW UK; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
She is leading the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership Meeting place – Performing Arts and Landscape carried out in cooperation between SADA, ESMAE, UW and the Department of Landscape Architecture at SUAS. She is also developing an international network involving South America in connection to this with Escola Superior Celia Helena, Sao Paulo, Brazil and the University of Sao Paulo. The international cooperation has resulted in international courses on advanced level.