photo: nadja voorham

choreographer, performer, teacher

Sybrig Dokter is a choreographer and performer in the field of contemporary dance, visual arts and contemporary theatre. She has her base in the physical, choreographed, body and her works manifest in a variety of materials. Her performance work and teaching have taken her amongst others to the Baltic countries, Austria, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, France, Bulgaria, Russia, Scandinavia and Great Britain. With Benno Voorham she founded LAVA-Dansproduktion in 1997.

I am interested in how physical practices create different bodies; human bodies, bodies of interest, which become instrumental in creating ways of communicating, contexts to perform in, ways of existing together.  My practice creates different bodies that are subject and object of the decision making process embedded  in my choreographic work.

Grants and stipends

Stockholm Arts Council, project grant 2010.
Swedish Arts Council, collaboration with composer, 2012.
Swedish Arts Grants Committee, work stipend in 2005, 2015 and 2018.
Swedish Arts Grants Committee, project grant 2016.
Swedish Arts Grants Committee, international cultural exchange in 2001, 2004, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2020.
Weld, Stockholm, residencies 2016, 2020.
Swedish Institute, support for projects undertaken through Lava-Dansproduktion, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016,2019 .
Residency at AQB, supported by Pro Progressione (Budapest) 2017. Residency at Açık Stüdyo, Izmir, Turkey, 2017.