Lisa Janbell is a Stockholm-based dancer and choreographer. With an education in Cuban folk dance, el Instituto Superior de Arte, Cuba and a dance education from Brazil as well as anthropology studies at Stockholm University, Lisa’s practice and choreographic work is specialized in ritualistic performance and ceremonial practices. Her research lies in the relationship between the collective body and the subconscious mind, tuning into spirits and spirituality.
Lisa’s desire is to propose collective utopias as a form of critical practice. World premiering “SWEET & STICKY” at SCOPES, Lisa has choreographed and will perform a dance installation and durational performance. Together with a group of six dancers and a live DJ set by Jessie Granqvist the aim is sharing and finding an opening to the transcendental. The performance will end with a ritual, where Lisa guides the audience into a caring space in which performers embody non-western witchcraft practices.
The work is developed through proposals through a feminist and intersectional perspective. Elevating emotional work and soft values, this artistic strategy is manifested in warm and welcoming spaces where the audience can rest and recover while experiencing detailed textures and carefully elaborated danceworks.