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Asa Unander-Scharin, choreographer, Ph.D and research associate in Music Performance at LUT
Asa Unander-Scharin, choreographer, Ph.D and research associate in Music Performance at LUT

LTU will take place in the Swedish Research Council

Published: 17 January 2013

Research Council's Board of Directors decided December 12, 2012 of a new committee for artistic research and artistic development (creative and performing arts) for 2013-2015. Newly elected are Åsa Unander-Scharin, choreographer, Ph.D and research associate in Music Performance at Luleå University of Technology.

Research Council's Committee for the creative and performing arts supports research and initiates issues of artistic research and artistic development. The task and strategy is to support the arts, practice-based, high-quality research and monitor developments in graduate school for artistic research with financial support from the Swedish Research Council. Åsa Unander-Scharin is the first representative from LTU to be chosen.

- I look forward to the work and the opportunity to influence and participate in the discussion concerning development of the artistic research, says Åsa Unander-Scharin

Åsa Unander-Scharin took her Ph.D  in 2008 with her  thesis, Human mechanics and animated machines: Choreographic perspectives on human qualities in body movement, a project that was supported by the Swedish Research Council.

- I have since then continued with a series of new projects which in different ways, develop and combines dance, music, opera, performance art robotics and digital technologies, says Åsa Unander-Scharin.

The Committee also aims to initiate and conduct strategic work including coverage of development in the field, both nationally and internationally. They should develop a basis for the Council's regular seminar focused on the exchange of experiences between representatives of the traditional sciences and representatives of the artistic research, and serve as editorial committee for the Council's Yearbook on artistic research

- The members should be active in artistic research and I will be there to represent the field of dance and transnational art / technology research, says Åsa Unander-Scharin.