Anna Pehrsson, born in Boliden, Sweden, is a dancer and choreographer working in the intersection of dance, choreography and visual arts. She danced with Alias Compagnie, Corpus DKT, and Cullberg Ballet, and has since the choreographic debut in 2016, created a wide-range of works including commissions - solo -, and group pieces - outdoors, for the gallery space, as well as for the stage. Pehrsson is an associate artist of Weld W2, Stockholm and MARC, Knislinge. Her pieces are shown at Bonniers Artgallery, Tjörnedala Artgallery, Uppsala Artmuseum, Weld, The House of Dance, and MDT amongst others.
Pehrsson’s artistic endeavour is characterised by a thorough research into the prerequisites of movement and the dancing body, often supported by drawing and/or printing practices. Her work, seeking to contribute to a feministic ecology - a female gaze in accordance with its environment, is described as innovative, articulated and consequent.
Pehrsson often develops her work in series, and the most current cycle, initiated with the solo Crisp. Come Now we Falling (2020), and the group piece Pressure Fields (2021), supported by Riksteatern/The Swedish National Touring Company’s Production Residency 2021, interrogates movements forced onto bodies in times of systemic collapse. This cycle is paired with a series of linoleum relief prints, Movement Fossils.
Pehrsson is currently working on the commission The Flat Earth/ Den Platta Jorden, a joint initiative by Malmö Artgallery, Ystad Artgallery and others, and participates as a visual artist in a shared exhibition at Tjörnedala Artgallery, Baskemölla during 2021. Later in 2021 Pehrsson starts the children’s piece Utflykten in collaboration with Rachel Tess, a commission by Region Teater Väst, Borås.