Carima Neusser was born 1984 in Stockholm. She is a choreographer, performer and artist. She earned her master degree from Linköpings Universitet (2016) and she studied dance at Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance (2006-2009) She works and collaborates throughout difference contexts and her work has been presented at dance theaters, galleries, clubs, parties, music festivals and fashion shows.
Born in Sweden in a Muslim family she has always been fascinated by gold, glitter and ornaments. Arab aesthetics are an important part of her childhood and something she always unconsciously and deliberately searches for in literature, art, dance and philosophy. This aesthetics contrasts with the Swedish culture, which is scaled-down and restrained. Her work is thus a personal search for how these meeting between the two cultures forms her world and how these experiences can be used to facilitate intercultural dialogues.
Her work moves between choreography, dance, pedagogy and platforms for meetings between different art forms as well as artistic experiments on the border between visual arts and dance. Her work reflects on metaphysical questions. She is interested in the connection between the body and the spiritual and how we can make our everyday lives richer by gaining an understanding of this problem. Carima focus on process-based work and use improvisational methods. She like to surprise herself and move away from what she already know and into the unknown. There the meeting with other disciplines becomes important in her work and she is constantly looking for new ways to work more freely and personally.
She collaborate closely with visual artists, academics and researchers, and these meetings allow her to develop new working methods that provide interesting perspectives on her practice and her view of art’s meaning in life. In 2018, She presented Spiritual Lap Dance in collaboration with artist Per Hüttner and neuroscientist Stephen Whitmarsh at La Folie Numerique in Paris and Winslow Garage in Los Angeles. During an international tour in early 2018 she presented performances and organized interdisciplinary seminars between arts, dance, science and philosophy in Mexico City, Los Angeles and Sao Paulo.
She run the project of Tomorrow’s Art Audience in collaboration with Vision Forum. They organize seminars, workshops and projects that bring together choreographers, artists and students around Sweden and the Nordic region. In 2017 she presented (We Are) Made of Star Stuff at Konsthall C, Svarta Huset, Dansens Hus, Stockholm and Verkstad Konsthall, Norrköping and Start in the Middle at Gallery Fagerstedt Stockholm and Album Arte, Rome. She performed at the exhibition Elgaland-Vargaland with Jean-Louis Huhta, Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Leif Elggren at the Modern Museum in Stockholm. In 2016, She presented her work, Conversation and Choreography at How Assemblies Matter, by Jenny Marketou, Athens Biennial OMONIA, Athens. In 2015, she danced in Anyway not everyone will read it, by visual artist Jacopo Miliani at Spazio K, Prato, Florence and at the Dance Museum in Stockholm. She peformed in Huddle and Slantboard by Simone Forti at the exhibition Here It Comes, Index, Stockholm. 2015 she choreographed and participated in # 3 GO by Christina Caprioli and Hanna Wildow at CCAP in Stockholm. She has collaborated with Berns Salonger, the club 2.35:1, with RMH and Skyddsrummet with the project Collective Noir in 2011- 2012.
Carima has also choreographed pieces for several fashion shows on commission by the Swedish independent fashion brand, The Local Firm at Stockholm Fashion Week. She has worked with the fashion photographer Hedvig Jenning. She has choreographed and performed with artists such as Jonathan Johansson, Name The Pet, Silvana Imam and Norma.
She is currently developing a new choreographic piece and will be in residency at Dansstationen, Malmö; c.off, Stockholm; and Dansens Hus, Stockholm.