Louise Ahl/Ultimate Dancer
Louise Ahl a Glasgow-based artist originally from Sweden, making experimental and choreographic performance work. Louise creates both solo and collaborative multi-art-form pieces. Her inspirations are rooted in shamanism, healing practices and existentialism. In 2010 Louise began making work with her performance persona Ultimate Dancer, who was born as a half-joke/half-critical/wholly-serious attempt to explode and re-manifest the art form of dance.
Louise studied theatre in Sweden, Choreography in Berlin and received a First Class BA Choreography from Dartington College of Arts in 2010. Her work has been shown across the UK, Germany, France, USA and Australia and has been supported through Creative Scotland, Arts Council England and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
Her work has been commissioned by Dance4 (‘Intercourse’), Edinburgh Art Festival (‘Edelweiss, Edelweiss...') and Tramway (‘Holy Smoke’). Louise was a New Associated Artist at Yorkshire Dance in 2012 and a Tramway Associated Artist in 2015/16.