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2023-11-11 – 2023-11-26
Art Sight Gallery, Stockholm
Exhibition and performance

Soppkulturlunch i Kruthuset, Huskvarna hembygdsförening
To dance all doubts away, Lecture

Nationell Estetisk Kongress, Växjö
Living in and through dance, seminar

2023-09-26 – 2023-09-27
Palladium, Malmö
Love's Conversation is Dance, performance

2023-07-21 – 2023-07-23
ImPulsTanz Symposium for Dance and Other Contemporary Practices, Vienna
LACE #1: Topographies of Touch, moderator

Blidö bio, Blidö
Think, Talk, Act and Enjoy! Performance

2023-06-15 – 2023-08-24
Expedition Konst, group exhibition Lidköpings konsthall
A Dance on the Arctic Ice, video work

Artistic Research Center at MDW, Vienna
Seminar and workshop

TQW DOC+, Wien
Love’s Conversation is Dance, conversational workshop

2023-04-14 – 2023-04-30
Residency at the Angewandte Performance Laboratory. (APL), Vienna
Lectures, exhibition, workshops

2023-04-14 – 2023-04-15
APL Angerwandte, Vienna
Dialogue partner to Mariella Greil in her project Narrations of Bare Bodies

Studio Silk, Jönköping
Participation in talk on cultural policies

Panorama seminar MA, Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg
Viewing a crash site or jumping the broom, lecture

2023-03-11 – 2023-05-14
Dalslands Konstmuseum, Åsensbruk
To liberate the thinking by drawing, exhibition

Danscentrum Syd, Malmö
Moving Mountains, seminar

Blomsterfonden Svalnäs, Danderyd
Love's Conversation is Dance, performative reading

Receiving His Majesty the King's medal Litteris et Artibus of the eighth size at a ceremony at Stockholm Palace

Higher Seminar, Karlstad University, Karlstad
Dance, dance, float as if on a cloud… A performative talk about art as a socially subversive declaration of love

Grenna museum
Think, talk, act and enjoy! performance

Danscentrum Väst, Gothenburg
About Love’s Conversation is Dance, member evening

2022-09-30 – 2022-10-02
Atalante, Göteborg
Love’s Conversation is Dance, Performance

Receiving the Gannevik scholarship, Stockholm

Performing Arts Days for Children and Youth, Administration for culture development, Gothenburg
Paradise of the Disobedient, lecture and workshop
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2022-08-15 – 2022-08-28
MARC, Knislinge
UTSIKTSPLATS/ Point of View – on the notion of being aware, residency and performances

Kristiania University College, Oslo
Artistic Research – for whom? Lecture, ISK seminar on artistic development work

2022-06-16 – 2022-06-19
Tanzkongress, Mainz, Tyskland
Participatory Panel, Speaker/Panelist
Sharing Potentials, Moderator/Speaker

École d'architecture de la ville et des territoires Paris-Est, Paris
Crash Sites of New Relations, participation in panel discussion

Stockholms Kulturnatt, Mäster Olofsgården, Stockholm
Love’s Conversation is Dance, Reading

2022-04-07 – 2022-04-08
Understanding Practice, ZFF Angewandte, Wien
Think, Talk, Act and Enjoy! Performance and lecture

2022-03-24 – 2022-04-04
Konsthallen Stockholm
Love’s Conversation is Dance - images

Kvadrennalen, Retorikkabinett, Färgfabriken, Stockholm
With Love, Performance

2022-03-17 – 2022-03-20
weld Stockholm
Love’s Conversation is Dance - dance

Rönnells Antikvariat in collaboration with Appell förlag, Stockholm
Kärlekens samtal är dans – book, book release

Stavsnäs Konst- och kultur, Byskolan, Stavsnäs
Love’s Conversation is Dance, Reading

School of Architecture, Stockholm
Listening to the common place, lecture

2022-02-03 – 2022-02-05
Dansens hus, Stockholm
Participation in Dirgy Dancing, a project by Lisen Ellard
Watch the solo on Youtube

2021-11-05 – 2021-11-06
PEERS 2021, ZHDK, Zürich
You are not Alone, lecture, workshop and mentoring on artistic research

In Memory of Composer Tommy Zwedberg, Fylkingen, Stockholm
A Voice, performance

2021-10-30 – 2022-02-27
Expedition Konst, Group exhibition, Waldemarsudde Stockholm
A Dance on the Arctic Ice, video work

Royal College of Music, MA students, Stockholm
You are not alone, lecture on artistic research

2021-10-02 – 2021-10-13
Anniversary Exhibition Konsthallen 20 Years, Stockholm
A Walk, a painted triptych

Stockholm University of the Arts, MA students, Stockholm
You are not alone, digital lecture on artistic research

Kummelholmen, Stockholm
With Love, solo performance

2021-09-12 – 2021-09-16
Dansens hus, Stockholm
Prepatory work and rehearsals for Dirgy Dancing, a project by Lisen Ellard.

Byskolan, Stavsnäs
Think, Talk, Act and Enjoy!, solo performance

2021-06-25 – 2021-07-04
The Festival of Regions, Austria
Two new worka: With Love… and Think, Talk, Act and Enjoy!

2021-05-10 – 2021-06-24
CultureNauts, The Festival of Regions, Austria
Preparatory for a commissioned work for the 2021 Festival

Koreografiska konstitutet, Marabouparken, Sollentuna
Participation in panel discussion about artistic research

2021-03-20 – 2021-03-28
Konsthallen Stockholm
To Touch and Stir, Solo Exhibition
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mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, TRANSCRIPT, Independent Academic Publishing, digital
Pot Calling the Kettle Black, public reading in connection with the release of the book: Knowing in Performing

Stockholms Kulturförvaltning
What's good in art?, lecture (in Swedish)

KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm
Artistic Intervention in Public Spaces, Lecture

2021-01-18 – 2021-01-31
CultureNauts, The Festival of Regions, Austria - CANCELLED
Preparatory for a commissioned work for the 2021 Festival

2020-11-27 – 2020-11-28
Disorderly Woman, Berlin - CANCELLED
Network meeting

2020-10-24 – 2020-10-25
Installation/Performance, weld, Stockholm 
Between Desperation, Isolation and the Liberating Sexuality
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2020-10-09 – 2020-10-18
CultureNauts, The Festival of Regions, Austria - CANCELLED
Preparatory for a commissioned work for the 2021 Festival

2020-09-14 – 2020-09-18
Department of Design, KHiO, Oslo
Delade rum/Transformative spaces, digital performing lecture, seminar and workshop

Festival, Djurö Konst och Kultur, Stavsnäs
Ett steg efter ett annat, ett ord efter ett annat (One step after another, one word after another), dance/poem

Kédja/STRETCH digital conference
Hey, Hey We are the Monkeys, Keynote
Watch keynote on Youtube
Download keynote as pdf

AR@K, Højskolen Kristiania, Oslo
The Hidden, Keynote

2020-02-22 – 2020-03-01
Solo Exhibition Konsthall Stockholm
Thinking by Hand
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Uniarts Stockholm
To Take the Lead, On empowerment and artistic leadership, seminar

2020-01-21 – 2020-01-23
Den Danske Scenekunstskolen, Oddsherre
What Makes Sense? On the notion of practice in relation to in-depth research in the arts

DIS, Dance in Stockholm City and County
Who wants to join? Who gets to join? On the role of art in civil society

To Take the Lead On empowerment and artistic leadership

Uniarts Stockholm
What is There to be Told? On writing practices in the arts, seminar

weld, Stockholm
Meet, Eat and Talk (by invitation only)

KhiO, Oslo
AT Passage Seminar, speaker

weld, Stockholm
Meet, Eat and Talk (by invitation only)

D.A.R. Dance and Research, Accademia nazionale di Danza, Rome
The Hidden Key Note Speaker at “Percorsi di ricerca nell'arte coreutica performative”

ZHDK, Zürich, PhD colloquium on artistic research in performing arts
What Makes Sense? On the notion of language in relation to in-depth research in performing arts and its outreach, key note speaker/performing lecture

2019-10-04 – 2019-09-13
Konsthall Stockholm
Desire, exhibiting new paintings

weld, Stockholm
Meet, Eat and Talk (by invitation only)

Dansehallerne at Museion, Copenhagen
A conversation with Eva Meyer Keller

Polish Dance Platform Gdansk 2019
Galopp, Galopp! On the art of dance and the civil society in development panelist and speaker

Teckningsmuseet, Laholm
Opening the exhibition of Georg Lagerstedt, Rörelsefröjden och rytmen i blodet

Djurö Konst och Kultur, Stavsnäs
Who Needs Art? on art as political power and social interaction

2019-01-19 – 2019-01-22
Bådteatret Köpenhamn
Medverkan som dansare i Speech(less), en experimentell praktik av Annika Kompart

University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
Workshop on grant writing, artistic research

2018-10-22 – 2018-10-24
Nordic Baltic Festival, Gdansk
Beyond Borders, Keynote

Djurö/Stavsnäs Konst och Kultur, Byskolan, Stavsnäs
Fairy tails for adults: There is a cow in my house
Exhibiting new drawings

2018-10-08 – 2018-10-09
Gaining New Perspective: exercises for body and mind, Danseatelier Rotterdam
Sing a Song or Scream Out Loud, performing lecture, Keynote

2018-09-21 – 2018-09-22
Dance Round Table Berlin
Invited for a panel discussion

Experiment Speech(less), Førsøksstationen, Copenhagen
Invited as a dancer for an experiment

2018-09-04 – 2018-09-06
The Warsaw Forum, Theatre Scena Prezentacje, Warsaw
Invited guest for a conversation on audiences, art and democracy

Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School, Copenhagen

International Board meeting HZT, Berlin

Riksteatern, Stockholm
Invited for think-tank on art-policies

60 seconds Dance Film Award Ceremony, Danish Film institute, Copenhagen
Part of jury and presenting first prize award

2018-02-23 – 2018-02-24
Djurö/Stavsnäs Konst och Kultur, Byskolan, Stavsnäs
Fairy tails for adults: There is a cow in my house

Tutke research seminar, Uniarts Helsinki
When Cultural Policies are failing, Keynote
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The Library, Dalarna Universitet, Falun, Sweden
Why don't birds fly backwards? On art and the technologies of listening, lecture

Author Talks, Biograf Fokus, City Library, Jönköping, Sweden
Choreographing the Day, Leaving the Night Aside – An apology for Dance

Nordisk berättardag, Föreningen Norden, Dunkers kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden
Choreographing the Day, Leaving the Night Aside – An apology for Dance

2017-09-02 – 2017-09-09
The Cortona Week, ETH Zürich, Cortona, Italy

International Board, HZT, Berlin
Expert advisor

2017-05-24 – 2017-05-28
Trans Atlantic Diplomacy: European artists in the Transatlantic cultural relationship, Luxemburg
Spit, Shit, Bleed, Argue, Move and Weep, lecture

Efter- og Vidareuddannelsen, The Danish National School of Performing Arts, Copenhagen
To Whom is Art Relevant? seminar and workshop

Performance Feast #5, DANSEatelier, Copenhagen
A Conversation, performance

Aesthetic Training Day, Mölnlycke Culture House, Hulebäck Upper Secondary School, Mölnlycke, Sweden
On the Techniques of Listening, lecture, film and workshop

Leadership Development, Södertörn University, Stockholm
Att gå först (To go first), lecture

Flæs, LiterturHaus, Copenhagen
Keep Dancing! lecture

2016-12-13 – 2016-12-14
Error Network Symposium, arranged by Leeds University's Performance and Cultural Industries School and Centre for Dance Research at Coventry University, Leeds, England
Dispatched to Your Branch in Error - The Pitfalls of Ambiguity, Keynote/performing lecture

Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden
Kärlekens samtal är dans, performing lecture

2016-10-19 – 2016-10-22
ARTS WITHOUT BORDERS? University of the Arts and CERADA, Helsinki, Finland
Hi! What are you looking for? Key note/Performing lecture

2016-10-13 – 2016-10-16
Dance Education Tendencies and Perspectives, at The Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences in Vilnius, Lithuania
The Moon is Just Another Body, Key note

2016-09-30 – 2016-10-02
ECP, European Cultural Parliament, Batumi, Georgia
The Artist as facilitators of Change, workshop

weld, Stockholm, Sweden
Att koreografera dagen och låta natten vara – en apologi för dansen, new book by Efva Lilja, ellerströms publishing company, book presentation and signing

Jubilee Forum day of Higher Arts and Music Education, Rome, Italy
Invited by the Italian Ministry of Education and research to give a talk on “works” for mercy: reconsidering human outskirts, arts, music and architecture

2016-09-03 – 2016-09-10
UNCERTAINTY & SERENDIPITY, The Cortona week, arranged by ZhdK in Cortona, Italy
Smitten by art, lecture
To make the impossible possible - On artistic creation in troubled times, workshop

Undisciplining Dance Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand
The Artists as Facilitators of Change Performing lecture – Keynote/Performing lecture

Tertiary Dance Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
A House, A Cow, A Woman Performance

Undisciplining Dance Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand
Have a Blast: On Art, Research and Empowerment Performing lecture – Keynote

2016-06-27 – 2016-06-29
Aotearoa, Tertiary Dance Festival, Auckland, New Zealand
The unfolding of choreographic practice in relation to other practices

2016-06-25 – 2016-06-26
Wellesly Street Studios, Auckland, New Zealand
To make the impossible possible - On artistic creation in troubled times Workshop

Folkemøde, Bornholm, Denmark
debate: Kroppen husker – dans i dialog

HZT/UdK and AREAL, Berlin, Germany
Beyond the Ordinary, Performing lecture

Scenekunstskolen Århus, Denmark
On art, Research and Empowerment, lecture

Nordic Urban Laboratory, Textile Fashion Center, Borås, Sweden
What does the arts do? Lecture

Scenekunstskolen Copenhagen, Denmark
On Art, Research and Empowerment, lecture

American College, Athens, Greece
Beyond the Ordinary Performing lecture

American College, Athens, Greece
To make the impossible possible On artistic creation in troubled times and political activism through art, workshop

"How are you feeling, Nordic Region? – Sustainability via welfare, culture and gender equality", The Nordic Council of Ministers, Åbo, Finland
The Good Society Needs Art Lecture

Kulturförvaltningen, Göteborg
On love and choreography as practice and wild, unbridled living Seminar

Dance days Kultur & Fritid, Vänersborg

Kultur i Väst, Göteborg
When cows fall from the sky… Lecture/workshop

Frank Forum, Akademin Valand, Göteborg

German Society of Dance Research, GTF, Conference on practice as research, Medical School Hamburg, Hamburg
Beyond the Ordinary, On artistic research and subversive actions through dance, Performing Lecture, Keynote

Conferências Investigação em Artes, Archeological Museum i Lissabon
Researching the Irony of Distortion Lecture

KHiO, theme day on artistic research, Oslo
Could it be a Cow? Lecture and panel debate

2015-09-12 – 2015-09-20
Autumn exhibition, Värmdö konstnärer, Gustavsberg Porslinsmuseum
Sore Soles on Wrong Floors (ink and pencil on paper)

2015-09-06 – 2015-09-10
Solo Exhibition Galleri Örhänget, Stockholm
I språkets utmarker Opening September 6 at 2–4 pm

Institutionen, Samlingen, Kulturhuset City Theatre, Stockholm
Participation in round table talks

2015-08-31 – 2015-11-01
Instituto Cini in Venice
Participating in the exhibition Imago Mundi with the piece The Dilemma of Santa, 2015 (Hair, fluorescent color, confetti and a Santa)
About the exhibition at the Imago Mundi website

Akademiska hus in the Architectical Garden, Almedalen. Seminar: Urban Ecosystems for innovation, what and who constructs the structure?
On the artist as a political agent, lecture and participation in panel debate

2015-06-08 – 2015-04-09
Norwegian Artistic Research program, Bergen, Norway
Board meeting

2015-06-06 – 2015-06-07
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Examiner for the Master program in Choreography

The Island Academy of the Arts, Reykjavik, Iceland
Rising Forwards Performing Lecture

2015-05-28 – 2015-05-31
12th international NOFOD Conference: Expanding Notions; Dance/Practice/Research/Method, Reykjavik, Iceland
Why Claim to be Dancing? Keynote speaker

2015-05-26 – 2015-05-27
Oslo National Academy of the Arts
Examiner for the Master program in Choreography

2015-05-21 – 2015-05-22
ZhdK, Zürich, Conference: ”Art schools and Artistic PhD – Reality and Necessity”
Invited speaker and panellist

HZT Berlin
Invited as a Member of the Advisory Board

2015-05-18 – 2015-05-19
Norwegian Artistic Research program, Bergen, Norway
Board meeting

2015-04-29 – 2015-04-30
University of the Arts/DOCH Stockholm, symposium on "How Research in Choreography become public"
Invited expert

2015-04-27 – 2015-04-28
University of the Arts/DOCH Stockholm
Lecture and workshop

2015-04-13 – 2015-04-18
Dansens hus, Stockholm
A house, a cow, a woman – World Premiere!
Watch trailer

2015-03-01 – 2015-03-31
CND, Le Centre national de la danse, Pantin, Paris, France
Artist in Residence, installations, work in progress and seminars

2015-02-24 – 2015-02-25
Norwegian Artistic Research program, Oslo, Norway
Board meeting

2015-01-31 – 2015-04-20
Dansens hus, Stockholm
Why Bother to Dance? Exhibition in the entrance hall

Norwegian Artistic Research program, Oslo, Norway
Board meeting

APAP, New York, USA
Higher Education and the Global Market, a panel debate

Stockholm University of the Arts, higher seminar
Thinking language, a conversation on body, rhythm and language

Committée for Regional Development for Dance, Stockholm
On Dance and its Political Bewilderment

SITE, Stockholm, Art and Culture – goal or tool?
Panel Debate

Swedish Television
There's a Cow in my House, lecture and film

2014-10-14 – 2014-10-17
School of Architecture and the Built Environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
There is a Flying Cow in the City Center, Performing lecture, seminar and a walk

Election Night, Riksteatern, Södra teatern, Stockholm
Panel debate on cultural policies

Att inte vända kappan efter vinden
Det gäller att stå upp när det blåser

An informal seminar on artistic research for participants from the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education.

Swedish Performing Arts, Swedish Championship in Culture Politics, Almedalen

Event by Folkets Hus och Parker, Riksteatern, ABF, Vuxenskolan, Timbro and Arena. Debate between Sverker Sörlin, Efva Lilja, Per Gudmundsson, Daniel Suhonen and Kristian Lundberg in Almedalen.
What is really the use of education today?

2014-05-29 – 2014-06-01
The Public Commons and the Undercommons of Art, Education, and Labor, Frankfurt LAB and University of Giessen
Shaking the System by Action, lecture

Uniarts Helsinki: Tutke Spring Days, annual doctoral seminar
Have a Blast - On art, research and empowerment, Key Note Speaker.

Göteborgs dans och teaterfestival, INBLICK
On quality in art, education and culture politics, panel discussion.

Theatre Days Riksteatern
What happens to art when artists do research? On the role of art for cultural and social development.

Ice Cold, The Body Project, K.R.O.P.P. Uppsala Conferens & Congress
Dance in a Frozen Landscape

Det Europeiska Projektets Framtid - om kulturens roll för utbildning, forskning och samhällsengagemang, Europahuset Stockholm
Vad händer med konsten när konstnärer forskar? Om konstens roll för kulturell och samhällelig utveckling.

2013-11-11 – 2013-11-17
Weld Stockholm
Hi, How are you?
A work for The Weld Company Project

2013-10-11 – 2013-10-12
Doktorandinnenforum Dr.artium, Reiterkasern, KUG, Graz
Turning Narrow-Minded Strategies Upside Down

3:e våningen, Gothenburg
Singing in Head Wind – a lecture performance. Efva Lilja about her approach to choreography through dance, words and images.

2013-08-15 – 2013-08-16
August Kulturfestivalen Stockholm, Walks
Choreographing the City. A tour of Stockholm with Efva Lilja.
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Conservatoire Cherubini in Florence, Italy
Conference on artistic research in music on occasion of the founding of RAMI - Associazione per la Ricerca Musicale in Italia.
A Societal Survival Strategy, a vision on artistic research, Key note speaker.

Senioruniversitetet, ABF huset, Stockholm
Danskonst i fruset landskap. Lecture and video.

LABBTANKEN, Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts
KU seminar The Body as an Archive in an Art Laboratory.
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2013-04-13 – 2013-05-02
The Arts Research Institute of Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
in cooperation with Stichting Caucasus Foundation, the SHARE network and ELIA, present The Fourth International Scientific Conference for scholars from the fields of Arts Sciences, Arts Practice, and Cultural Management, Policy and Tourism.
Chew at the edge of Worries, A performing lecture, Key note speaker.
The Arts Research Institute of Ilia State University »

Dance4, Nottdance Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University
What's in it for the artist? Key note speaker.

Academy of Music and Drama, Lindgrensalen, Gothenburg
Member of the review committee, artistic defense, composer Sten Sandell: Inside the silence.

The (Re)Sounding Experiment, Traces, Faces and Spaces of Artistic Research, Orpheus Research Centre, Gent
Dance doesn't exist, Key Note Presentation, A Performing Lecture

2013-01-25 – 2013-01-26
Movement in Literacy/Literacy in movement, DAAD, Köln
Dance Into Articulation, Key Note Presentation, A Performing Lecture

Konstfack, Stockholm
What's in it for the artist? A performing lecture on artistic research, methodologies and the tricky question on documentation.

Oslo National Academy of the Arts, symposium on choreography
On choreography in the contemporary development of society

Swedish Teachers' Union, Lärardagarna 2012, Bålsta
Do You Get What I'm not Saying? About love and choreography in learning - or as practice and wild, rampant living. Film/dance/talk

The Role of Culture in Time of Crisis, The Egg, Brussels, Belgium
A Societal Survival Strategy, performing lecture

Swedish Arts Council, Almedalen
Panel discussion: Is creativity profitable?

Open Screen, Göteborgs dans och teaterfestival
Homeward Bound

Dansens hus Culture Night
Efva Lilja will guide tours of her exhibition Choroegraphy as Text and Other Signs at 8pm and 9.30pm.

Existential filmfestival, Dalarna University, Falun
Participation in panel discussion about the film The Black Swan.

Face2Face, Dansens hus, Stockholm
Conversation between Virve Sutinen, Head of Theatre at Dansens hus, and Efva Lilja

Street Arts Winter Academy, University of Winchester
Key Note speaker on Artistic Research

Länsmusiken Stockholm
Lecture followed by a discussion with the audience

"Un-necessities spread out amongst all the worry and the glitter blinds you. With all the sparkle you become myopic and your existence narrows down to trifles. It?s easy to lose yourself in all that is for sale. How can art contribute to keep your eyes open and your lust alive?"

2012-03-05 – 2012-03-08
Danscentrum, Stockholm
Repertoire classes and seminars

Entrepreneurship for Art
Seminar as part of a course at University of Gothenburg in collaboration with Nätverkstaden

2012-02-27 – 2012-02-28
European Cultural Taskforce
Team Culture 2012 first meeting in Copenhagen

2012-01-19 – 2012-04-23
Dansens hus, Stockholm
Exhibition: On Choreography as Text and Other Signs.
Efva Lilja continues her exploration of choreographic strategies in drawings that becomes stories of their own in both still and moving images.

2011-12-09 – 2011-12-17
Dansens hus/Forsgrenska badet Stockholm
Man to Man

2011-12-01 – 2011-12-11
InShadow – International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies, VoArte, São Luiz Teatro Municipal Lissabon
Homeward Bound

Konstfack, Stockholm
Lecture and film: On Dance as a Subversive Declaration of Love

TONSPRÅK, Vänersborg
What is the most beautiful thing you know? lectures, film, workshops

Swedish Teachers' Union University Conference, Bergendals Training Centre
Who think they know what? about art and practice-based research

Voksenåsen, Oslo. Fellowship in the arts.
Lecture: "Plurality – Delimitation – Politics" – professional praxis in relation to artistic research and artistic research in relation to national policies.

COMNAP, Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, Stockholm
A Dance from the North

Flytande Galleriet, Malmö
Konst i offentliga rum, seminarium och filmvisning

Middagsbjudning på Högkvarteret

Modes of Collaboration Between Arts and Sciences, ZHDK Zürich
Panel discussion

2011-04-28 – 2011-05-01
WestFest Performance Series, Westbeth's Brecht Forum, New York City
Homeward Bound

Centre for the Studies of Children's Culture, Stockholm University
Myrornas krig? about unspoken power, impotency, chaos and cows in art

Folkuniversitetet, Visby
On the art of dance, love and choreography as practice and a wild, unbridled way of life – an evening in words, movement and visuals with choreographer Efva Lilja

Forecasting the Future Experience of Opera, Reaktorhallen KTH Stockholm
On Dance as a Subversive Declaration of Love, film

SUHF course in higher leadership, Villa Söderås, Lidingö

SALK, KTH Stockholm
Stigfinnare, on the creative leadership

2010-12-03 – 2010-12-05, International Culture Project Arts Resident, Moscow
Homeward Bound

Inter Arts Center, Malmö
Swedish Research Council symposium on artistic research: The art of conversation. Panel discussion on artistic research as autonomous, complementary, performative.

Nacka municipality development day for heads of culture departments, Vår gård, Saltsjöbaden
Vanvett i den vardagliga idyllen, about art and how our everyday lives bedome more exciting to live.

SUHF course in higher leadership, Villa Söderås, Lidingö
Stigfinnare, on the creative leadership

Royal Institute of Art
Opponent on master project Julia Bondesson

2010-10-21 – 2010-10-24
1º Seminário Internacional Dança na Maturidade, Lissabon, Portugal

2010-10-15 – 2010-10-16
T-junction International Video Dance Biennal, Filmhaus Nürnberg, Germany
Homeward Bound

2010-10-15 – 2010-10-16
T-Junction Internationale Videotanzbiennale, Filhaus Nürnberg, Germany
Homeward Bound

Royal Institute of Art, Liberating artistic practices
Lecture, film and discussion on artistry

University of Gothenburg, faculty of the arts
Opponent on 75% doctor's thesis Elisabeth Belgrano

Paradiso 4 festival, Turteatern, Kärrtorp
Efva Lilja reads her new texts, talks about dance and shows film. Swedish Champion in Poetry Slam reads earlier texts by Efva Lilja.

Sans Souci Festival, Barcelona
Homeward Bound

2010-05-21 – 2010-05-22
Highways Performance Space&Gallery, Santa Monica, California USA
Homeward Bound

2010-05-08 – 2010-05-09
Teater Kaskad in Blackeberg
Festival Naken shows films by Efva Lilja. Programme available at

Skansen, Stockholm
Efva Lilja performs the traditional greeting to the spring at the Walpurgis Night celebrations at the open-air museum Skansen, at 14.50.

Workshop with students at the BA education Dancers program
Studio Metsis in Athens

Dance - A Subversive Declaration of Love
A performance in dance, film, poetry at theatre KINITIRAS in Athens

The Unspeakable
Where does love take us and what does knowledge mean to the act of creation?

Exhibition of sketches, scores, films and a seminar about and with Efva Lilja at the Swedish Institute in Athens.

“Vi möts här och där, i hällregn och tvivel”
(We meet here and there, in pouring rain and in doubt) Text, dance and film by and with Efva Lilja, Haiti gala at House of Dance, Stockholm

Work in Progress
ÖS! Open studio at the University of Dance and Circus, Stockholm

On Dance as a Subversive Declaration of Love
Art as a strategy of survival in the lives of children and youth. Seminar, workshop and film. "Tonspråk" in Karlstad, Concerts Sweden.

Dance as a Subversive Declaration of Love
Seminar and workshop, Tonspråk Concerts Sweden, Karlstad University

Choreography as practice and a wild, unbridled way of life
Seminar and film, University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre, Stockholm

Sensus, Stockholm
"Who expresses what many means but nobody says?" Efva Lilja talks about a future vision of the art of dance and circus in releation to education and research.

Why walking backward when you can run like hell?
Dance, talk and film by and with Efva Lilja. Sörmlands musik och teater, Eskilstuna

2009-10-01 – 2009-10-27
Scalamata Exhibition Space, Venice
Film: Walking the Mist, a new video by Efva Lilja

Polar Prize Seminar, Stockholm Concert Hall
Efva Lilja participates in a panel discussion with this year's laureate Maestro José Antonio Abreus

International Poetry Festival, Visby
A Subversive Declaration of Love
By and with Choreographer Efva Lilja, in dance, in words, in images

Warsaw Music Gardens
A Dance on the Arctic Ice and Homeward Bound
Two dance films by Efva Lilja are shown during the festival in Warsaw in a program presented by the Swedish Embassy

The Department of Theatre Studies, University of Patras, Greece
Movement as the Memory of the Body, film

The City Hall of Stockholm,
Efva Lilja is awarded the S:t Erik medal

"For pioneering efforts in choreographic composition and for fostering young dancers". The ceremony will take place in The City Hall of Stockholm.

2009-05-15 – 2009-05-17
Galleri Forum, Stockholm
Choreography to the installation TWIST by artist Monica Höll. Dancer Danny Westlund.

Umeå universitet, Umeå
Seminar on artistic research. ”Throw the Stones Really Hard at Your Target or Rest in Peace”.

Moderna Dansteatern, SITE, Stockholm
DansDemo with a concluding talk. Efva Lilja will share her thoughts on contemporary dance art and its development in an international perspective.

2009-04-23 – 2009-04-24
ELIA Zürich, seminar
Threw the Stones Really Hard at Your Target
Rest in Peace

On the artist's struggle to gain access to research in her art.

Sixth Annual Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, USA
Homeward Bound, film

2009-02-24 – 2009-02-25
Palladium Malmö
Mass Manna

Pusterviksteatern, Göteborg
Mass Manna

The Concert Hall, Växjö
Mass Manna

Växjö estetiska gymnasium
A talk on dance and artistry, and workshop.
Dans i vilda sinnen, film.

The Concert Hall, Växjö
Mass Manna, original performance nytt of new piece for dance/circus solist and Musica Vitae

Dans i vilda sinnen, Stockholms Estetiska gymnasium
A talk on dance. Film.

2009-01-12 – 2009-01-14
Contemporary on Ice, Kungsträdgården Stockholm
A Dance on the Arctic Ice (film)

2008-11-06 – 2008-11-07
Danse Lab, Den Haag, Holland
Among the Restless and Uneasy, lecture and supervision of choreographers in discussions on artistic research

ELIA conference, opening ceremony, Göteborg's Concert Hall
Burst Before We Break, in collaboration with composer Staffan Mossenmark and students from The University College of Music, Göteborg and The University College of Dance, Stockholm

Danshögskolan University College of Dance, Stockholm
Participation in panel discussion on dance film

2008-10-19 – 2008-10-25
Orphei drängar's tour in Canada and USA: Toronto, Chicago,Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vancouver
Choreography to Magic Songs by Murray Schaefer

Creative Spaces, Umeå universitet, Umeå seminarium
Moving Among Movers, film

In/Scissions, Festival of Emerging Arts, London
Holds no Memory

Dramatiska institutet, course for film directing students
Choreography as practice and wild, unbridled living, seminar and film

Kedja, Copenhagen
Participation in panel discussion about education in choreography in the Nordic countries

Kedja, Copenhagen lecture/main speaker
Intuition, Subjectivity and the Clash with the Objectives
Who is the Choreographer?

”The Dance Party” Jönköping City Library
The Unspeakable – On lust, disgust, expectation and other things that make life worth living
A lecture in words images and movement, film

Orphei drängar spring tour, Stockholm concert hall
Choreography to part of the programme: Magic Songs by Murrey Schafer

Orphei drängar spring tour, Uppsala concert hall
Choreography to part of the programme: Magic Songs by Murrey Schafer

2008-04-17 – 2008-04-18
Premier conference for higher education in composition in the Nordic and Baltic states, Malmö Academy of Music
Where does love take us and what does knowledge mean to the act of creation?

Conference on education in composition, The Academy of Music in Malmö

Orphei drängar spring tour, De Geer hallen Norrköping
Choreography to part of the programme: Magic Songs by Murrey Schafer

Reflekterad praktisk pedagogik, Södertörn University College
Myrornas krig, about unspoken power, powerlessness and cows in the art

The University College of Dance, single subject course about dance in school
Madness in the Everyday Idyll – and more, seminar and film
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The Art Faculty, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Lecture and Film on Artistic Research: Cow on the ice!

Lecture about dance production for a youth audience, The University College of Dance, Stockholm
Madness in the Everyday Idyll, film

Lecture for JVM: To Live Reality
Film: Homeward Bound, Performance: Memory and rope solo

Northwind Festival, Dock11, Berlin
Homeward Bound

Centre Culturel Suedoise, Paris
Homeward Bound

Staging:  the interface between the artist, the artwork and the public, Konsthögskolan, University of Umeå, Sweden
Performing Reality - The Challenge of Staging the Every Day Life, a seminar and film screening

Akademiska hus, Stockholm, Sweden
Kunskapens dag

Lecture: Ett mellanrum

University College of Dance, Stockholm
Lecture on the art of dance in school: On lust, disgust, expectation and other things that create meaning in life, video

Kiasma Helsingfors, Carnegie Art Award
Rumble Fish, dancer/circus performer Irena Purschke, musician Jonny Axelsson

2007-10-24 – 2007-10-27
WELD, Stockholm, Sweden
An encounter between the choreographers Anna Koch and Efva Lilja. N.B. the dates: 24, 26 and 27 of October.

2007-10-20 – 2007-10-21
Shoot Dance For Screen Light 2007, Moderna Museet Stockholm
Homeward Bound

Swedish Research Council, Stockholm, Sweden
Lecture on Artistic Research: Cow on the ice!

2007-10-10 – 2007-10-12
The Theatre Academy, Helsinki, Finland
Challenging the Notion of Knowledge Conference

Lecture and Film: Cow on the Ice!

The Royal Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden
Lecture and Film: On DANCE or Madness in the Every day Idyll

Pro Arte Institute, S:t Petersburg
Lecture and Films: A Dance on the Arctic Ice, Using the Eye in the Middle of Your Head, The Memory and excerpts from the repertory of Efva Lilja

2007-09-29 – 2007-10-21
S:t Petersburg Water Museum, S:t Petersburg, Russia, The Festival Contemporary Art in the Traditional Museum
Film: Homeward Bound

2007-09-22 – 2007-09-23
Shanghai Dance 2007, Shanghai Dramatic Arts Center
Performance: The Outmost White.
Films: A Dance on the Arctic Ice and Homeward Bound

University College of Dance, Stockholm, Sweden
Open Rehearsal of The Outmost White before take off to China

Dansens hus, Stockholm, Sweden
The opening of an exhibition by 30 Swedish choreographers, who each contributes with a box filled with what inspires them in their work.

2007-08-14 – 2007-09-02
Oi Futuro, Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro
Film: Homeward Bound

2007-07-06 – 2007-07-08
12th annual American Dance Festival Dancing for the Camera: International Festival of Film and Video Dance, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, USA
Film: Homeward Bound

2007-05-10 – 2007-05-11
MADE festival Umeå
Homeward Bound and the documentary film about The Illuminated Dream Aflame, The Guggenheim Bilbao Museum.

2007-04-26 – 2007-04-28
Jönköping, Jönköpings teater, Hovrättstorget
Homeward Bound

Close Encounters, University College of Dance, Stockholm
Participation in debate on artistic research

Close Encounters, University College of Dance, Stockholm
A talk on artistic research
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Beijing, China
Homeward Bound

Basel, Switzerland
Homeward Bound

Creative Spaces, a seminar on creativity, Karolinska institutet, Stockholm
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2007-03-01 – 2007-03-04
Video Dansa, Barcelona, Spain
Film: Homeward Bound

Åsa folkhögskola, Sköldinge
The Memory

University College of Dance, Stockholm
Lecture on Madness in the Every Day Idyll, video
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Luleå, Kulturhuset
Lecture on Madness in the Every Day Idyll, video

University College of Dance, Stockholm
The Memory

Liverpool, England
Holds No Memory

Balettakademien, Stockholm
Why don’t cows fly? Lecture and video on artistic research.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Film: Homeward Bound

University of Piteå
Why don’t cows fly? Lecture and video on artistic research
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Artists on Artistic research
An evening at University College of Dance, Stockholm. Performance: Holds no Memory and lecture on artistic research.

2006-11-06 – 2006-11-07
The 14th Quinzena de Dança de Almada
Contemporary Dance Festival, Almada, Portugal
Film: Homeward Bound.

Akvarellmuseet, Tjörn
Why don’t cows fly? A lecture on dance, video and performance: The Memory

Artist programme for fellowships in the arts
Kunsthogskolen i Bergen, Voksenåsen, Oslo, Norway. Lecture: Artistic Research, video

Challenging the Notion of Knowledge
Theatre Academy, Helsinki, Finland. Seminar on Artistic Research

Challenging the Notion of Knowledge
Theatre Academy, Helsinki, Finland. Seminar on Artistic Research

2006-10-01 – 2006-10-02
Dance for kamera, Ultima Festival, Oslo
Film: Homeward Bound

2006-09-28 – 2006-09-30
University College of Dance, Stockholm
Performance: Beyond the Pale

Ultima Festival, Oslo, Norway
Film: Homeward Bound

Akademiskt forum på Kulturhuset
Om Lust och njutning. Föreställning Minnet.

Multi Plie Festival, Trondheim, Norway
Performance: With the Eye in the Middle of Your Head. Lecture: Dance For Better, For Worse, video. Workshop.

2006-08-24 – 2006-08-26
SHOOT, Dance Film Festival, Gothenburg
Film: Homeward Bound

Full Moon Festival, Pyhäjärvi, Finland
Performance: With the Eye in the Middle of Your Head.

2006-05-22 – 2006-05-28
Produkt, Moderna dansteatern, Stockholm
Participating as choreographer and dancer in a project on artistic creation with public performances the 26th-28th.

2006-05-12 – 2006-05-15
Pixel Dance Video Art Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece
Film: Homeward Bound

Dansbiennalen 2006, Göteborg
Film: Homeward Bound

2006-05-11 – 2006-05-13
Il Coreografo Elettronico XIV Festival Internazionale di Videodanza, Napels, Italy
Film: Homeward Bound, 1st price!

2006-05-02 – 2006-05-03
The Place, London, England
Performances: Holds no Memory and With the Eye in the Middle of Your Head. Film: Homeward Bound

Performing Arts Festival, Norrköping
Lecture: On Dance or Madness in the Everyday Idyll, video

Akvarellmuseet, Högskolan för design och konsthantverk, Göteborg
Lecture: On Dance or Madness in the Everyday Idyll, video

University College of Dance, Stockholm
Film: Homeward Bound

University of the Arts Helsinki/TEAK, Research seminar "Art, Research, Empowerment"

weld, Stockholm
Meet, Eat and Talk (by invitation only)