About KASS

KASS (lead by choreographer Sebastian Lingserius) is a company and a platform that produces choreographic projects. Mostly for the context of the theatre, but also Site specific work. KASS is a country. Not through geographical borders, but through shared interest among collaborators, for thinking about how the body can be proposed differently. This doesn’t necessarily only mean a human body, but a body of thought, a body of shared organs, and the body of different people coming together for significant corporeal topics.

”[…]alt. org can be viewed as a live process in the art of avoiding all patterns, hierarchies and functions of the body, space and choreography. […]It is a physical experiment that affirms the transient in existence, or associative trying out different life forms emergence and survival. […]a philosophical work which cleverly twists the concept of evolution and the perception of nature and man. ” – Anna Ångström, SvD 26/11-2011.

The aim is to insists upon the body’s ability for transformation and to shift the perspective of dance. But also to evoke analogies to the world around us. Instead of producing dance that is focusing on representation, the aim is to examine different choreographic tools and to connect them to contemporary philosophical concept. To focus on how a dance can become, rather than what it possibly can express.

Team SebSebastian Lingserius
Freelance choreographer/performer based in Stockholm. Educated first at the Royal Swedish ballet school and then did a Master in choreography at DOCH (lead by Mårten Spångberg). In 2011 Sebastian founded KASS produktion, through which he produces all of his work in close collaboration with venues such as Weld, MDT, and The House of Dance in Stockholm. Dancing and choreographing the last 10 years, training bodily and mental muscles on equal terms, he considers dance as a means to reimagine the human subject.
AllisonAllison Ahl
Dancer and performer, has freelanced within the field of dance and choreography since 2005. With a strong interest for performative practices regarding precense and awareness, movement and gesture. She has worked and collaborated with swedish and international choreographers in Stockholm, Paris, Malmö, London, and is increasingly interested in attending work that seeks to produce rather then simply represent. She has performed four pieces by Sebastian, and has an ongoing collaboration with Björn Säfsten and will attend his next piece ”Language Fools”.
UlrikaUlrika Berg
Works within the field of dance and choreography with Stockholm as her base. During the last years she has worked with among others Deborah Hay, Rasmus Ölme, Anna Koch, Kajsa Sandström, Kristine Slettevold and Mårten Spångberg. She is currently attending the master program New Performative Practices at DOCH where she takes an interest in the notion of practice, questions of gaze and the relation between thought, action and perception in dance and performance. She performed the last two pieces by Sebastian.
JosefinJosefin Larson Olin
Works as a dancer as well as production partner with a speciality on choreography and text production. Josefine is currently attending the master programme for new performative practices at the University for Dance and Circus in Stockholm, and has performed the last two pieces by Sebastian.
Team SebLove Källman
Has worked with choreographers such as Christina Caprioli, Björn
Elisson, Malin Elgán and Vindhäxor. Both Sebastian and Love
Källman have studied at the Royal Swedish Ballet School together.
Team JohanJohan Sundén

Educated at Stockholm Academy for Dramatic Arts, BoA programme: light design for Performing arts. With a background as technician throughout the field of dance in Sweden, he’s trying to figure out the differences between the genres of performing art, if there are any. As a light designer he has worked with amongst others: Viiala/Fransson, Carl-Johan Karlson and Carl-Olof Berg.

 

A bit of a nerd.
TommyTommy Lexén
As a Director, Writer and Designer Tommy’s focus is in working with contemporary performances, interdisciplinary/intermedial work and new written plays telling stories that matter both on a social and political level. He has worked with several multicultural companies and venues in UK, Sweden, Hungary, Russia and DR Congo.He trained at Stockholm’s Academy of Dramatic Arts (DI) and also studied Performance Studies at Stockholm University. In 2010 Tommy moved to London to further develop his directing skills at Central School of Speech and Drama (MA in Advance Theatre Practice). For his postgraduate research, he explored the concept of Cross-border Theatre, focusing mainly on international companies in London and Berlin.Tommy is now based in London and is one of the founding members and the Artistic Director of BeFrank Theatre Company.Tommy has worked with Sebastian in many projects assisting the creation/conceptualization of stage sets, to cutting video trailers, among other things…