Björn Säfsten

Fictional Copies
photographer: Björn Säfsten

Lecture Performance



Björn Säfsten is a Swedish choreographer based in Stockholm. He created his first work “The adaption” in 2006 and has since continued to create choreographic concepts in various contexts, through Säfsten Production and through commissions. Focusing on the examination of movement as an ambivalent language and constructing methods for each new artistic endeavor, Björn Säfsten shines new light on the human body in a context of movement. His work focuses on the borders that divide gesture and movement and how fiction and identity are produced in choreography. Between 2011 and 2015, Björn Säfsten is connected as a researcher at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts in a joint project with philosopher Per Nilsson. His latest creations are “Fictional copies” in 2013 and “Introduction” in 2012 as well as ”…AND…”, a commission for Skånes Dansteater 2013. In the fall of 2014, Björn holds a residency at Movement Research in New York. He is currently preparing ”Idiots”, opening at and in co-production with MDT in Stockholm October 2014.

Available productions and projects

Fictional copies
Performance lecture