Stina Nyberg “Thunderstruck”

Sparkling Tesla coil in a feminist electricity show

Dressed in full protective gear she enters the stage, sends a bolt of lightning from her middle finger and creates a feminist electricity show.

Thunderstruck is inspired by the legendary inventor Nikola Tesla and his travelling magic shows at the turn of the last century. At a time when electricity was a scientific novelty his crackling tricks awoke amazement among the masses. The big star of his shows was his invention the Tesla coil – a kind of wireless power source that creates impressive bolts of lightning.

Now Stina Nyberg is here to cure our lack of fascination for electricity and to bring back some of its lost charm. Nyberg is a choreographer who works with dance, text, performance, light and darkness. With the help of interviews, experiments and her own Tesla coil she creates a way to experience the invisible forces that surround us – and experience filled with electricity, energy and magic.




Stina Nyberg (SE) is a dancer and choreographer who works both in Sweden and internationally. In her dance she uses the political and social history of the body seen from a feminist perspective as her point of departure. When she creates new work she usually spends a long period of time learning about a specific subject.

Choreography: Stina Nyberg | Choreographic assistance: Andros Zins-Browne | Music: Maria W Horn  | Light design: Josefin Hinders | Technician: Katti Alm | Research: Sandra Linnell, Stina Nyberg, Zoë Poluch | Tesla coil: Finn Hammer/Hammertone | In collaboration with Riksteatern