Oda Brekke

Oda Brekke, born in Bergen (1994) is a dancer and choreographer living in Stockholm. She works as a performer and maker in Norway, Sweden and  internationally across Europe.

Her choreographic work is characterised by a material approach to perception, favouring detail to total overview: inviting audience and performers to space out. She is curious of dwelling with rooms and the things inhabiting them– tricking the sense of linear time, utilitarian relationships to objects and the narrative of stable subjects in control of their environment.

Her most recent work When there’s only surface left, developed with composer Hara Alonso (among others) premiered at Weld in Stockholm 2021 and has been presented internationally at Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art within the festival IMPROSPEKCIJE, Bergen Kjøtt and at Dance Cooperative in Copenhagen 

In 2019 Oda was part of co-founding the collective studio space höjden in Stockholm, a collegial platform and common resource for autonomous production and artistic exchange. As an organiser at höjden she is  interested in gathering audience and peers for workshops and performances, readings and conversations. 

In 2020 she was part of the editorial team behind the publication ‘Art as Object|Art as Practice’ with Anders Paulin, Emilia Gasiorek and Runa Borch Skolseg published by the venue Skogen in Gothenburg.

She received her BA in Dance Performance at DOCH/Stockholm University of the Arts (2017) and has further completed courses such as Methods in Artistic Writing (2018), How Dance Thinks (2019) and Dance and Philosophy (2020) 

As a performer Oda has worked with choreographers such as Karen Eide Bøen, Leah Landau, Gry Tingskog, Ellen Söderhult and Mira Mutka among others.

2021-2022 she was artist in residence at Veem house for Performance in Amsterdam, Konstepidemin in Gothenburg, the Swedish institute in Paris and Ufer studios Berlin.

Oda received the Swedish Arts Grant Committee work grant (2020), and the  Norwegian Art Council Miscellaneous artist grant (2018)  .

Photo: Still from film by David Alrek