At Dansmakers since 2019 - Moving Forward Trajectory 2019/20
Stina Fors (1989, SE) is a choreographer, dancer and performance artist, drummer, and vocalist based in Amsterdam. She graduated from the School of New Dance Development in 2019.
She sometimes kills with a powerful voice, sometimes seduces until exhaustion. Her howls are not bare words; they are fused with spits and fluids, a certain wetness - punches in the face, licking of your heart, lubricant for one’s soul. Stina found her love for sound, and the voice, and developed from there on consistently a repertoire of solo performances.
Stina emerges herself in a deep process of research, experiments with the extensions and limitations of the body and what a ‘sounding body’ could be. Her performances are unconventional, thought-provoking as well as very entertaining. Experiment and failure is used intentionally as a creative strategy. Stina seeks to keep finding ways to destabilize her artistic process and its public mediation. She does not want to feel too secure navigating its performance, create within a recognizable canon, or most importantly surrender to a common logic of theatrical representation.
Stina was awarded with the Moving Forward trajectory, a one-year support for developing a new work with residencies at Dansmakers Amsterdam, Dansateliers, Rotterdam, Dans Brabant, Tillurg and a premiere in October 2020. In 2019 she was selected for the DanceWeb scholarship - a platform for artists during the Impulstanz festival in Vienna. She has shown her work Internationally, examples include: The Watermill Center (US), Spider Festival (SLO). Enter Through The Void, Exit Through The Gift Shop – CAMPO (BE), EAREYE festival-Inkonst (SE), Dansehallerne (DK), Night Shift - De Studio (BE), Dansmakers Amsterdam (NL), Centrale de Fies (IT), Borås art museum (SE), UFER Studios (DE), Frascati (NL), Het Veem Theater (NL). She also performs regularly in the underground scene, events has taken place in Amsterdam at: Subbacultcha, Occii, Vondelbunker, ISO, Sexyland, Butchers Tears, Old School, Supper Club, De School, Bologna c.c, Rietveld academy and Sandberg institute.