Pontus Pettersson is a Swedish choreographer and artist based in Stockholm working in the intersection of visual arts, the expanded field of choreography and contemporary dance. Pettersson’s unique style is always a mix of practices and genres, where text, objects, sculptures, and choreographic instructions are always a part of the whole piece.
The work ranges from fortune telling, cat practicing, writing poetry, making festivals to dancing. Pontus received his MFA in choreography at Uniarts in 2014, and a second one in visual arts at Konstfack 2018. Pontus is an affiliated artist at Weld in Stockholm and research center MARC in Knislinge, Sweden. He initiated and runs the dance and performance festival My Wild Flag together with Karina Sarkissova and the participatory platform Delta together with Izabella Borzecka.
The show on the first evening (15th April) is a separatistic evening for people of the global majority/BIPOC. So please only book that evening if you identify with those terms. The show on the 16th of April is open for all. ---- We, Adam and Amina Seid Tahir, see how the terms BIPOC and people of color are less fortunate in their attempts of combating white supremacist andimperialistic ideologies, since they form in relation to whiteness (those ”not of color”) and therefore keeps whiteness as the norm. We rather use the term people of the global majority since we aren’t interested in identifying in relation to whiteness or white supremacy. ---- The term Global Majority was coined by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens. ”Global Majority refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities’.” 1 This term was created for people of the global majority to not have to identify in relation to whiteness and to emphasize the fact that these groups make up the majority of the world’s population, specifically 80%. ---- The reason for choosing to use the term BIPOC despite this, is because we’re aware that the term people of the global majority hasn’t received as widespread attention yet. And since our main goal for this showing is to welcome our siblings from the global majority for a showing without the presence of a white colonial gaze, we choose to use the term that seems to be most commonly used in this festivals locality. ---- 1. Global Majority; Decolonising the language and Reframing the Conversation about Race” by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, 2020