Biography of Birgit Åkesson-Gundersen (1908-VVVV)

Dancer and choreographer Swedish, born in 1908 in Malmö. He/She studied under the tutelage of Mary Wigman dance and made his debut in the company that her teacher directed in 1931. His first choreography - Sisyfos (Blomdahl, 1957), Minotaur (Blomdahl, 1958) and Rites (Lidholm, 1960) - were created for the Royal Swedish Ballet. He/She also did some choreographies for Swedish television, like morning, afternoon and evening (1967). In 1968 he/she was appointed Director of the dance Department of the choreographic Institute in Stockholm.