Sten Rudstrom

Sten Rudstrom is a performer/writer who creates solo and collaborative dance/theater/music works. He gained his early performance art experience in Berlin in 1985, producing several solo works and forming the site-specific movement/music/art band Another Slice of RD. Returning to the United States in 1986, he formed the group Infantile Dance Baby Theater in Minnesota. After attending California Institute of the Arts, Rudstrøm began collaboration with StokleyTowles and Ernie Lafky on a work entitled Behind Every Great Man Is A Thin Boy Struggling To Get Out, which received funding from the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art, and was subsequently produced in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Chicago. Arriving in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1990, Rudstrøm studied with Ruth Zaporah, Sara Shelton-Mann, Tracey Rhoades, Debbie Taylor, and Julie Kane, Jess Curtis, Keith Hennessy and has performed in San Francisco at Theater Artaud, Footwork/Dancer’s Group, New Performance Gallery, and The Marsh. He was a 1995-97 Artist-In-Residence at ODC/SF Performance Gallery. In 1996, he produced, directed and performed in Theater of Cruelty; a critically acclaimed show based on the life and writings of Antonin Artaud. In Berlin in 2000, he co-founded the site-specific dance/theater company adapt with Shinichi Iova-Koga, Minako Seki, Nils Willers, Yael Karavan and Yuko Kaseki. With Iova-Koga and Kaseki, he created inkBoat’s Onion, premiered at Yerba Buena Center of the Arts in San Francisco, in 2001. He currently resides in Berlin where he teaches, creates solo works and collaborates/ performs with the site specific company adapt. He performs nationally and internationally at venues including Dixon Place, Dancers’ Group, Highways, LACE, Splinter Group, St. Mark’s Church, Boulder Art Center, Chisenhale, Independent Dance, Dock 11, K77, and Tanzfabrik/Berlin.