Swedish artist Alma Söderberg studied at The Royal Swedish Ballet School before leaving for Sevilla and Escuela de Danza de Matilde Coral to study flamenco. She completed her studies in contemporary dance, choreography and flamenco at the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam in 2011. She is based in Malmö. Her works emerge out of a practice of setting different acoustic elements such as music, rhythm and singing in relation to dance and movement. A research of these expressions is constantly an ongoing part of Alma Söderberg’s artistry.
She is the recipient of several awards including the ITs Choreography Award (Amsterdam) for ›Entertainment‹ in 2009 and the ACT festival prize (Bilbao) for ›Cosas‹ in 2011. In 2010 she received together with Jolika Sudermann the Audience Award for ›Freedom of Speech‹ at the 100° Festival in Berlin and in 2013 the Stuttgart Dance and Theatre Award in the categories Audience Award and Special Award for an extraordinary performance. In 2016 she was awarded the Thalia Prize and The Birgit Cullberg Grant.
To date at PACT she has presented the performance ›Idioter‹ in 2014 - together with Hendrik Willekens, with whom she also initiated the music project wowawiwa - the German premiere of her solo ›Nadita‹ in 2016 and the world premiere of her most recent solo work ›Deep Etude‹ in 2018. In 2019 she presented the world premiere of ›Entangled Phrases‹, a trio with Anja Müller and Angela Peris Alcantud.
In 2020, she made her first collaboration with the renowned company Cullberg, that was shown at PACT: ›The Listeners‹. With 9 dancers, Söderberg explored the act of listening as an individual practice, a shared experience and a mutual perception.
Söderberg pursues her strong interests in music and collective work processes in the artist collective Manymore, which she co-founded, and as a member of John the Houseband, an art project that aims to bring together as many musical styles and instruments as possible and blur the boundaries between concert and performance, professionalism and amateurism, skills and dedication.