Ulrika Wedin

Ulrika Wedin


Ulrika Wedin...

... is a choreographer, dancer and artist from Sweden. She was educated at the Balett Academy's vocational school in Stockholm 1987-1990.

"The core in my work is the combination of raw power and vibrating silence. Internal mental states and nature's power play are the driving force. I wish to go beyond psychological and intellectual contexts and concepts, to explore our being at an existential level in a stripped down, intense now. I started to meditate in 1998 and I've been practicing Buddhism ever since."  



The dance is an art in space and time.
The object of the dancer is to obliterate that.

For me, it seems enough that dancing is a spiritual exercise in physical form, and that what is seen, is what it is. And I do not believe it is possible to be “too simple.” What the dancer does is the most realistic of all possible things, and to pretend that a man standing on a hill could be doing everything except just standing is simple divorce-divorce from life, from the sun coming up and going down, from clouds in front of the sun, from the rain that comes from the clouds and sends you into the drugstore for a cup of coffee, from each thing that succeeds each thing. Dancing is a visible action of life.
— Merce Cunningham, 1919 -2009