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Cecilia Lagerström


Academy of Music and
+46 31-786 41 18
Visiting address
Fågelsången 1
41256 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 210
40530 Göteborg

About Cecilia Lagerström

Cecilia Lagerström is a director, researcher and professor in dramatic performance. Her specialty is explorative methodology and physical theatre. Cecilia has a background in laboratory theatre and has been directing performance work in theatres and other venues since 1993. In 2003 she finished a PhD in Performance Studies at Stockholm University on acting training at the Institutet för Scenkonst and tacit knowing.

Since 2005 Cecilia has been active in the development of artistic research in the field of the theatre in Sweden. She has been conducting artistic research and development projects, both within the academic environment and in the art world. Cecilia is head of research and postgraduate education within the drama department at the Academy of Music and Drama. She is supervising several doctoral students and master students, and is working with research related issues. She has also been a driving force in the development of master's programs in theater and performance since the start, and runs a dialogue-based lab forum for the students.

Cecilia is regularly commissioned as a guest teacher and workshop leader, but also as an opponent, committee member and adviser in research contexts in different Nordic countries. She is active in several international research networks.

Cecilia’s research interests include artistic research, site-specific performance, physical performance training connected to directing and dramaturgy, performative writing and walking as art. Her artistic practice as a director is mainly conducted in the performing arts collective Alkemisterna (the Alchemists) based at Konstepidemin in Gothenburg.