Ofelia Jarl Ortega “StM”

New performance by Malmö's favorite choreographer

In StM the border between performer and spectator is not a divide but an opening. Here the borderland is a place to talk about the evasive. It is a space that pulses, yields and gives the spectator’s gaze a body.

StM is a solo and the latest piece in a series where Ofelia Jarl Ortega examines the dramaturgy of the gaze as choreographic material, where the dancer’s voluntary objectification questions the participation of the observer. In StM she approaches the topic from the singular body, and confirms the gaze’s potential as a tool of power.


Ofelia Jarl Ortega is a choreographer and performer based in Stockholm. Her work centers around vulnerability and femininity, often with a suggestive erotic aesthetic. She has a MA in Choreography from DOCH, Stockholm, and her works have been shown at venues including ImPulsTanz (Vienna), MDT (Stockholm), Inkonst (Malmö), Les Urbaines (Lausanne), Manifesta11 (Zürich). Jarl Ortega received the Young Choreographers’ Award at ImPulsTanz (Vienna International Dance Festival), 2018, for her latest piece “B.B.”.

Concept, choreography, music, dance: Ofelia Jarl Ortega. | Costume and set design: Ofelia Jarl Ortega | Light: Christoffer Lloyd, Ofelia Jarl Ortega | Dramaturge: Frida Sandström | Music advisor: Tami T | Photo: Sebsatien Verdon | Co-production: Inkonst, MDT, Stockholm, Arsenic, Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne.  | Residency support: Arsenic, Lausanne, Danscentrum Syd, Malmö.  | Supported by: The Swedish Arts Council. Part of Life Long Burning – Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe project (2018-2022) supported by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.