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Interview: Ylva Andersson

At Spinn, we have the privilege of working with a lot of different people, within various professional capacities. On stage, you can see our awesome dancers, but behind the curtains a whole team of creatives are working together to make that happen – from choreographers and composers, to costume designers and technicians. In this post, we want to focus on such a creator who, besides being a dancer, also works with writing. Among other things she wrote texts to the performance Vinter SpinnOut in December last year. Her name is Ylva Andersson, and we were curious to know a bit more about her!

Hi Ylva, tell us a little about yourself!
I’m a girl from Gothenburg who’s interested in arts and culture. I’m educated in creative writing and is currently working at SFI (Swedish for Immigrants).

What is dance to you?
For me dance is beauty, and total control over the body. Personally it’s an exceptional challenge, since I don’t really have any background in dance.

You work a lot with writing and texts as well, tell us a little about that!
Writing is something I’ve been doing a long time. For me, words is a kind of tool to make the world clearer and more easy to grasp.

And lastly- what would you want to eat on a Friday night?
Since I have a lot of personal assistants from many different countries I really like it when they cook med something native from their homeland.

About SpinnUnga
Between 2014 and 2018, the education project SpinnUnga was run in collaboration with Studieförbundet Bilda and funded by Allmänna Arvsfonden. Since Spring 2018, the internship and higher dance education for disabled and non-disabled young dancers is run by Dansutbildningen Språng and the collaboration with Danskompaniet Spinn continues in various forms.

The picture shows dancer Ylva Andersson. Ylva is seen at the front of the picture. She is wearing a black denim jacket and a white shirt. In the background we see a green park where the sun finds its way through the trees.