A film by Håkan Larsson and Bengt Wanselius premiering at Scandinavia House, Siri Derkert Trilogy by Teresia Björk follows the development of performances by dancer/choreographer Teresia Björk, interpreting the works of 20th-century Swedish arts pioneer Siri Derkert through dance. Working with composers Per Åhlund, Manoli Moriarty, and Martin Landquist, Björk has staged the trilogy throughout Sweden.

Following the screening,  Teresia Björk will present a discussion on the performances with  moderator Iréne Hultman Monti.

This event is co-presented with the Consulate General of Sweden in NY. It is supported by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.


About the Speakers


Teresia has a remarkable track record as a dancer and choreographer with an authentic and distinctive artistic identity. Educated at The Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm, Sweden, Teresia was trained in dancing, acting and choreography. By the 1990s her own work turned to focus on contemporary dance, forging her unique style. She has worked extensively both in Sweden and abroad for over 25 years, and has often collaborated in the worlds of theatre and film. Teresia is thrilled to share her work once again with New York.


Iréne Hultman is a native of Sweden and a New York-based choreographer, dancer, and educator of dance and performance. Between 1983-1988 she was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company and served as the rehearsal director from 2006 to 2009.  She was the Artistic Director of Iréne Hultman Dance from 1988 to 2001, where her company received national and international recognition. She choreographed seven opera productions.  Hultman is the co-founder of Järna-Brooklyn, a Swedish-American cultural entity that encourages artistic experimentation and a founding member of the multi-media collective Fire Work in Stockholm.  She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in choreography and a Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts Award and support from The Jerome Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance and the American Scandinavian Foundation amongst others. Recent projects include curating the Trisha Brown Dance Company aspect in The Night of Philosophy and Dance at Brooklyn Public Library as well as initiating and organizing the five-hour community memorial for Trisha Brown at Danspace Project 2017.  Recent performances include performing with Emily Coates, Yanira Castro, Moriah Evans and Xavier le Roy.  Ms. Hultman is part-time faculty at Yale University and serves on the Bessie committee and the Danspace Projects Artist Advisory Board. She is currently involved in the global discourse of dance and performance and will perform with Yvonne Rainer at MoMA Fall 2018.



Image Courtesy of  Håkan Larsson and Bengt Wanselius

TUE—June 19—7 PM, free
20 min. In Swedish with English subtitles. Film is followed by a discussion with the artist.