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Works by Efva Lilja

A HOUSE, A COW, A WOMAN
2015
An installation, a performance and storytelling for grownups. Solo/drawings/film/object/text. Original music by Per-Henrik Mäenää. Duration 3 hours of which performance 55 minutes.

HI, HOW ARE YOU?
2013
A commission for the Weld Company Stockholm. Six dancers. Duration 20 minutes.

COWS
2012
Video art for galleries

MAN TO MAN
2011
12 man, radio-controlled boats, film, original music by Per-Henrik Mäenpää. Light design by Mats Andreasson. Performed in swimmingpool. Duration 55 minutes.

BETWEEN NOW AND THEN
2010
A piece for Dansens hus' main stage and the fundraising for the children of Haiti, March -10. Text, choreography and dance by and with Efva Lilja. Manipulated rain by Tommy Zwedberg. Duration 15 min.

A SUBVERSIVE DECLARATION OF LOVE
2009
A work for the International Poetry Festival in Visby, August 2009. Dance, poetry, film by and with Efva Lilja. Duration: 70 minutes.

WALKING THE MIST
2009
Film. Musik by Tommy Zwedberg. Duration: 14’30 Minutes.

TWIST
2009
A developed version of MASS MANNA for the Forum Gallery in Stockholm in close collaboration with artist Monica Höll. Duration: 35 minutes.

MASS MANNA
2009
A work for Ensemble Musica Vitae and a dance/acrobat soloist. Original music: Jonny Axelsson. Conductor Staffan Larsson. Duration: 30 min. Premiered at the Concert Hall in Växjö.

BURST BEFORE WE BREAK
2008
The opening of the ELIA Biennal, Gothenburg Concert Hall. In collaboration with composer Staffan Mossenmark and 16 students from the Academy of Music and Drama in Göteborg and Danshögskolan/University College of Dance in Stockholm. Duration 25 min.

STIGFINNARE
2007
Solo by and with Efva Lilja. Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson. Premiered at Weld, Stockholm, duration 20 min.

RUMBLE FISH
2006
Solo for circus artist Irena Purschke Bronett. Premiered at the opening of the stage at Danshögskolan/University College of Dance in Stockholm. Music at first performance: Erik Steen, second performance at the opening of Carnegie Art Award, Kiasma, Helsinki: Jonny Axelsson. Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson. Duration 10 min.

HOLDS NO MEMORY
2006
Solo for Ana Sanchez-Colberg. Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, duration 20 min. Produced by Theatre EnCorps and The Place, London.

HOMEWARD BOUND
2005, dance film
Dance film HDV 16:9, Four Dancers. Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, duration 8.45 min. Produced by E.L.D. and Deep Sea Productions.

FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE
2005
Sixteen Dancers. Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson, Laser and
Pyrotechnics: Michael Israelsson, Underwater Film: Johan Candert, duration 45 min. Large stages/settings.

SMILING AT DEATH!
2005
Four Dancers, Two Singers, Thirteen Amateur Dancers – all between 65 and 90 years of age. Original Music: Jonas Bohlin, Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson, Laser: Michael Israelsson, Set Design: Torbjörn Johansson.This performance piece constitutes the third part of the stage presentation of the research project Movement as the Memory of the Body, duration 35 min. Large stages/settings.

HELENE
2004
A dance made material in flip-book form. Dancer: Helene Karabuda, Photography: Thomas Gidén, Graphic Design: Nina Ulmaja

USING THE EYE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HEAD
2004
Two Dancers, Original Music:Tommy Zwedberg, Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson. This work forms part of a research project Movement as the Memory of the Body. Medium-sized stages, schools, duration: 35 min.

I FORGOT RICKARD
2004
Eleven Dancers, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson. A work for the springtour of dancers in training, University College of Dance, duration 12 min.

MEMORY
2004
Solo, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg. The Solo serves as a first study for the research project Movement as the Memory of the Body, duration 10 min. For all types of stages and schools.

FIRE PLACE
2003
Six Dancers, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, Stage Design: Bengt Larsson, A work for public spaces. Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson, Costume Design: Malin Arnell, duration 3x11 min.
Commissioned by Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

A DANCE ON THE ARCTIC ICE
EN DANS PÅ ARKTIS IS

2003, dance film
Solo Dancer, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, Photography: Thomas Pommier/Efva Lilja, Image Direction: Efva Lilja, Editing: Jesper Ingerlund, duration 8 min. Produced by Swedish Television

THE OUTMOST WHITE
2003
Solo Dancer, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, Lighting Design: Ulf Englund, Costume Design: Malin Arnell, duration 50 min. Large and medium-sized stages. A presentation of the research project: The Art of Dance in a Frozen Landscape.

MÄRK VÄRLDEN
2002, site specific
Two Dancers,Two Musicians, duration 35 min. Commissioned by Smålands Musik och Teater for the University College in Jönköping, and for Västra Skolan in Värnamo.

THE DREAM
2002, site specific
Eleven Dancers, Seven Actors, One Singer, Thirty-Six Musicians (Stockholms läns blåsarsymfoniker), One Captain, One Tug, One Poodle. Site specific Musical Direction and Sound Effects: Tommy Zwedberg, duration 21 min. Commissioned for the inauguration of BoStad 02 in Hammarby Sjöstad, a stage-setting of Sickla kanal, Stockholm.

THE INCREDIBLE YOU / DU ÄR SÅ UNDERBAR
2001
Six Dancers, Ten Musicians (Ensemble Ars Nova), Original Music: James Clarke, Lighting Design: Ulf Englund, duration 35 min. For larger stages. Du är så underbar is performed to electro-acoustic music: Rester av ord by Tommy Zwedberg, Schools and public – medium-sized – stages.

MADNESS IN THE EVERYDAY IDYLL
2001, site specific
Six Dancers, Eleven Musicians, Music by Dvorak, Messiaen, Martinsson et al. Lighting Design: Ulf Englund, duration 85 min. Commissioned by Musik Sörmland and a stage-setting of Nyköpingshus and Åkers International.

THE ILLUMINATED DREAM AFLAME
2001, site specific
Fourty-Four Dancers, Sixteen Singers, Original Music: Kent Olofsson, Set Design (Earth and Water installations): Bengt Larsson, Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson, Costume: Efva Lilja, duration 50 min. Commissioned by The Guggenheim Bilbao, Spanien

I FÖRTRÖSTAN
2000, site specific
Four Dancers, Music: Genom Vatten by Tommy Zwedberg, Stage Design: Efva Lilja, Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson, Costume Design: Malin Arnell, duration 10 min. A work commissioned for Millesgården and the inauguration of Absolut Art.

DU 6
2000
Two Dancers, Music by Tommy Zwedberg, duration 10 min. Commissioned for the Nässjö Poetry Festival. All types of stages.

A GENTLE CUT
2000, site specific
Six Dancers, Set Design: Jene Highstein, Percussion: Jonny Axelsson, Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson, duration 50 min. A piece created for Moderna Museet in Stockholm. 2001, developed as site-specific performance for the opening of BAC, the Baltic Art Center, in Visby.

BYEN VISO
1999
Six Dancers, Original Music: Thorstein Hauksson, Set Design: Jene Highstein, Costume Design: Malin Arnell, Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson, Libretto: Pia Tafdrup. Duration 85 min. not including interval.

HON
1999
One Dancer, a work commissioned by the periodical »90-tal’s« autumn tour, duration 10 min.

EN DANS UR MINNETS BUNKER
1999, site specific
Dance Video 5.30 min. Choreography/Direction/Set Design/Costume: Efva Lilja, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, Editing/Graphics: Jesper Ingerlund, Soloist: Hjalmar Blomqvist, and Eleven Further Performers. Recorded at the Siarö Fort 1998.

UR MINNET
1998, 1999
One to Six Dancers. A performance concept in which parts from the reportoire for specific sites and occasions were put together, e.g., for the periodical a concept »90-tal’s« international poetry festival at Elverket (as part of Dramaten) in Stockholm 1998 for the Återvändarna project, Stora Hotellet in Jönköping, 1999.

MINNESBURAR 4
1998, site specific
Five Dancers, the Poet Eva Runefelt, the Saxophonist Jörgen Pettersson, Set Design: Efva Lilja, Music: Klas Torstensson, Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson, duration 45 min. For E.L.D.’s studios.

DET BRINNANDE
1998
Four Dancers, Twenty-Four Children aged 15, Original Music by Marie Samuelsson for string quartet, Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson, duration 40 min. In collaboration with Musik i Halland, ensemble Ginestra.

DANS UR MINNETS BUNKER
1998, site specific
Six Dancers, Original Music by and featuring Ivo Nilsson, Lars Amqvist, Jan Lewander and Jonny Axelsson, Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson, Costume: Efva Lilja, duration 50 min.
For the Siarö Fort on Kyrkogårds Island, Stockholm’s Archipelago.

MARELD
1998, site specific
Six Dancers, Fourteen Singers, Fourteen Actors, Original Music: Kent Olofsson, Set Design in Water and Fire: Bengt Larsson, Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson, Costume: Efva Lilja, duration 45 min. For the Pond at Observatorielunden in Stockholm. Commissioned by Stockholm European City of Culture 1998.

BEYOND THE PALE
1998
Four Dancers, Original Music: Kent Olofsson, Set Design and Water Installations by Bengt Larsson, Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson, duration 20 min. Large and medium-sized stages, including alternative venues and senior schools/sixth-form colleges

DE GENOMSKINLIGA
1997, site specific
Four Dancers, Original Music Kent Olofsson, Set Design: Richard Julin, Water Installations: Bengt Larsson, Costume: Malin Arnell, duration 55 min.

BETRAY YOUR SORROW
1997, site specific
Two Dancers, Set Design (Water and Air Installation): Bengt Larsson, Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson, duration 10–15 min. Commissioned by Stockholm Water Foundation’s Gala in Berwaldhallen in collaboration with the Stockholm Sinfonietta.

MINNESBURAR 3
1997, site specific
One Dancer, the Poet Eva Runefelt, duration 15 min. For the Residence of the Swedish Ambassador in Brussels.

MINNESBURAR 2
1997, site specific
One Dancer, the Poet Eva Runefelt, duration 40 min. For Kulturmagasinet in Sundsvall.

A WET EVENING
1997, site specific
Two dancers in water, Music by Tommy Zwedberg: »Genom vatten«, created for the E.L.D. venue. 

DEN OBRUTNA
1996
One Dancer, from the piece UR MÖRKRET, duration 10 min. All types of stages, as well as alternative venues.

OM ... DET ANDRA
1996
Four Dancers, Four Musicians (Stockholm's Saxophone Quartet), Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson, duration 30 min. Large and medium-sized stages, as well as senior schools/sixth-form colleges.

DU4
1996
Two Dancers, duration 10 min. Public performance in water, snow, portable pool. Also suitable for senior schools/sixth-form colleges and recreation centres.

UR MÖRKRET
1996
Ten Dancers, Thirty-Seven Musicians (wind and percussion instrumentalists), Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson, duration 54 min. For larger stages. Developed for E.L.D. and Stockholms blåsarsymfoniker in collaboration with The Royal Swedish Ballet.

RESAN HEM
1995, dance film
Pilot Film produced by EMPE Film for Svenska Filminstitutet. Four Dancers, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg. Danced under water, duration 5 min.

THE JOURNEY
1995, site specific
Five Dancers, Two Musicians, trumpet and horn, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg. Duration 22 min. Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson. Danced in the air against a wall 26m high. A work for the Vasa Museum, Stockholm.

HEM EN FÖRESTÄLLNING OM HEMLÄNGTAN OCH FÖRKROPPSLIGAD TID
1995
Six Dancers, Video treatment and Computer Graphics: Efva Lilja/Twice a Man, Original Music: Twice a Man, duration 21 min. Public settings/stages. Also suitable for senior schools/sixth form colleges.

KOD: ETT BO
1995
Six Dancers, Music: Genom vatten (1994) by Tommy Zwedberg, Duration 10 min. Public stages/settings. Also suitable for senior schools/sixth-form colleges.

MINNESBURAR 1
1995, site specific
Seven Dancers, the Poet Eva Runefelt, Music by Tommy Zwedberg, duration 45 min. Lighting and Set Design by Efva Lilja and Urban Skoglund. For the Forum Gallery, Stockholm.

HAN
1995, site specific
Solo for one man, Water Installation by the artist Tor Svae, part of the Odenplan project (see below).
Site specific. Duration 10 min.

ODENPLAN, URBAN REGENERATION AS CULTURAL PROJECT
1994, site specific
Six Dancers, Eleven Singers, duration 25 min. Part of research project. Headed by Carla Werner.
The DU-suite 1–3 was developed for the opening of the Wannås Exhibition 1994.

DU1
1994
Two Dancers, Set Installation: Bengt Larsson. Duration 10 min. In water.

DU2
1994
Two Dancers, duration 10 min. In earth.

DU3
1994
Two Dancers, duration 10 min. In trees.

BLICKEN
1994
Six Dancers, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, duration 21 min. Public stages/settings. Also suitable for senior schools/sixth-form colleges.

ENTRE NOS ESPACES / MELLAN VÅRA RUM
1994
Seven Dancers, Stage Design: Maurice Ducret, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, Lighting Design: Mats Andreasson. Duration 53 min. For larger stages. Commissioned by the Centre Georges Pompidou (main stage) in Paris.

HOMESTEAD
1993
One Dancer, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg. Duration 10 min.

AN UNFAITHFUL SONG IN THE WATER
1993, site specific
Five Dancers, 10 Male-voice-choristers, Musical Concept: Efva Lilja and the members of the choir. Duration 25 min. Danced in water.

AND THEY BOTH CAME
1992
Two to Seven Dancers, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, duration 20 min. Public stages/settings. Also suitable for senior schools/sixth-form colleges.

FUKT
1992
Four Dancers, Two Trumpeters, Improvised Music. Duration 20 min. Danced in water. Also suitable for senior secondary school students.

BRUNNEN
1992
Six Dancers, Set Design and Water Installations: Bengt Larsson, Original Music: Bo Rydberg. Duration 85 min. For large stages.

VÄRNAMODANSEN
1992
Four Dancers, Music: Chuck Berry, duration 10 min. Dance restaurants and such like.

FARA EN DANS FÖR DJUPA VATTEN
1991, site specific
Four Dancers, Set Design: Bengt Larssson, duration 25 min. Danced in deep waters. Developed for Stockholm Water Festival, performed in Stockholm's Ström.

RESPASS
1991
Four Dancers, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, duration 25 min. Public stages/settings. Also suitable for senior school students/sixth form colleges.

EN TIDS RÖRELSE.. DANS
1990
SVT (Swedish Television) 1, Producer Måns Reutersvärd, 45 min.

INCLUDING ORIGINAL CHOREGRAPHY FOR TELEVISION, COMPONENT WORKS:
BRÅK I MINNE Two Dancers, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg
AT CLOSE QUARTERS (BEN) Four Dancers, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg
ENS Solo, Concept: Mats Bylund, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg
...EHO... Solo

BLÅST – MOT LAGER AV DET UNDERMEDVETNA
1990
Solo, Set Design (with water component) and Lighting Design: Bengt Larsson, duration ca. 50 min. Large Stages.

FAST
1990
Six Dancers, duration ca 15–20 min. Preferably outdoors in pools, fountains, snow. Indoors in swimming-pools, etc.

ORDA – ÖGATS RUM
1989
Five Dancers, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, Set Design (water is a component) and Lighting Design: Bengt Larsson. For large stages.
VATTENSOLO (UR ORDA) 1989 One Dancer, duration ca. 6 min.
ENSAMMA DUON (UR ORDA) 1989 Two-Three Dancers, duration ca 15 min. Preferably outdoors, suitable for senior secondary school students.

VOLT
1988
Four Dancers, duration 20 min, Outdoors, pools in snow, indoors with video installation. Also suitable for senior secondary school students.

MÄLA
1988
Four Dancers, duration 40 min. Smaller stages and spaces.

FÖRESTÄLLNINGSSVIT, PERFORMANCE SUITE SOLO UR VANAN: DURATION CA. 60 MIN, COMPONENT WORKS/PIECES:
ORES
1987
Solo, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, Set Design: Hjördis Tegsell, duration 10 min.
VANA SPRÅNG
1987
Two Dancers, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, Set Design: Hjördis Tegsell. Duration 20 min. Also suitable for senior secondary school students.
ANA RAGE
1986
Solo, Set Design: Efva Lilja, duration 20 min. Large to small performance areas.
...EHO... (VEM SOM ÄN)
1985
Solo (water is a component), duration 10 min.

UTLÖGA
1986
Six Dancers, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, Set Design: Mette Stausland, duration 60 min. For larger stages.

BRYTE
1985
Four Dancers, duration 20 min. Outdoors, all environments, preferably snow and water.

TALK
1985
Four Dancers, Original Music: Tommy Zwedberg, duration 45 min. Smaller stages/settings.

(I) SKUGGA
1983
Three Dancers, Set Design: Anders Widoff, duration 45 min. Smaller stages/settings.


1982
Solo, Original Music: Peter Schuback, duration 60 min.

1975–1979
Choreography for various theatre groups, schools performances inter alia.

Efva Lilja has also created choreography for other contexts:

HUSET
1995
Choreography and direction of this solo performance by Allan Edwall and featuring the author,
Teater Brunnsgatan 4, Stockholm

MAGIC SONGS
1997
By R.M. Schafer for Orphei drängars spring tour Hyltebruk, Växjö, Jönköping, Göteborg, Stockholm
and Uppsala. Conductor: Robert Sund

MOZART AND SALIERI
2000
Choreography for the performance of Pushkin’s drama Mozart and Salieri in the production
by the Russian director Anatoli Vasiliev, Theatre School of Dramatic Art, Moscow, Russia

FESTKONSERT
2002
Choreography and Direction, Sörmlands Sinfonietta, Choir and Opera Soloists for a tour
in Sörmland, Sweden during January 2002

Choreography of 658 ten-year-olds in a dramatisation, for video, of Svanen, the environmentally-friendly logo. The production was acknowledged as a new world record in the category: »Dramatisation of logos on video« by the Guiness Book of Records, 10 May 2000.