Daniella Eriksson is a dancer and choreographer from Sweden. She invites the spectators to a universe similar to the one we inhabit, but where things seem to have new strange colors and textures. Meaning and causality is not what is commonly recognized as such and ordinary objects have peculiar lives of their own. Sudden shifts and strong juxtapositions of expressions and movement characterizes her work, inspired by train platforms and carrots, old trees and fancy cardigans. Daniella creates a universe that challenges the audience to question what they are looking at when they think they know what they see.
Daniella completed her artistic education at the University of Dance and Circus (BA program in Dance Performance 2012 - 2015). Today she freelances as a performer and dancer as well as a creator of own works and collaborations. Currently, she works with Wilhelm Groener and Lea Moro in Berlin and develops new productions with her partner Erik Eriksson, supported from both the Swedish Arts Grants Committee and The Swedish Arts Council. Her first solo performance ’Ranunculus’ has been awarded twice (Orkesztika Alapítvány - SzólóDuó festival in Budapest and Barnes Crossing 8th International SoloDuo Festival in Cologne) and showed in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Hungary, France, and Israel. As a performer, she has earlier worked with Canan Erek, Rosalind Crisp, Jefta van Dinther and Heidi Vierthaler amongst others. Apart from performing she also curates and produces Are You Kid-Ing Dance Festival in her hometown Falun, Sweden.