Festival team


Hilda Rydman

Artistic director

Graduated from the mime-acting program at Stockholm University of the Arts in 2013.
Previous studies include Wendelsbergs Teater och skolscen in Gothenburg and MOVEO -International School of Corporeal Mime in Barcelona. Hilda has worked as an actor at Teater Tre, Ung scen öst and Västanå Teater. Three years ago she decided to pursue her vocation as a freelancer and moved to Gothenburg. She works on her own productions mainly for children, gives workshops and is passionately looking for different ways to bring the art form of mime to Gothenburg. Hilda is one of the founders of GBG Mime Fest.


Josephine Gray


Artistic director of Iraqi Bodies together with Anmar Taha. She is a graduate of L’École Internationale de Théâtre de Jacques Lecoq and has a Masters Degree in Philosophy from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, for which she wrote a thesis on the philosophy of comic performance in the work of Henri Bergson and Jacques Lecoq. She also has a Masters Degree in English from the University of Sheffield for which she wrote a thesis on the grotesque figure in the re-writings of Shakespeare’s plays by Eugéne Ionesco and Carmelo Bene. She is currently co-editing the anthology Second Nature: Comic Performance and Philosophy together with Lisa Trahair forthcoming 2020 with Rowman and Littlefield International, London, UK.


Maria Södermark

Artist coordinator

Maria Södermark – studied Decroux technique at Centro MOVEO in Barcelona and has been working as an actress with MOVEO Co. and Boulevardteatern in Stockholm among others. In addition to mime, she has explored lots of other artforms like dance, clown and commedia, as well as being interested in languages and obtaining a bachelor’s degree in translation. At the moment she is combining further studies at the university with her work as Artist Coordinator for the festival.

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Dina Luterkort

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Comes from a performing arts background where she, among other things, worked as a member of an independent theatre group. She currently examinated from Kulturverkstan as an international cultural project manager and aims to continue pursuing and producing various forms within the field of performing arts once her studies are complete. Her previous studies include aesthetics and literature science – dramatic text at Södertörn University.


Maria Selander

Production assistant

Graduated from the mime-acting program at Stockholm University of the Arts in 2006. Since then Maria works mainly with movement based acting and puppeteering, but also has a past in performance and dance. Based out of Stockholm she has toured all over Sweden with the occasional tours of Europe. The last couple of years Maria has regularly gone to Berlin to further her education at Mime Center, Marameo and Tanzfabrik.

Emma-Kara Nilsson

Technical coordinator

Emma-Kara Nilsson is an experienced lighting designer working within theatre, concerts, dance and art. Some of the artists and companies she is working with during 2018-2019 are Carl-Einar Häckner, Vocal Art Ensemble, Kören Rabalder and Göteborg Baroque. She is also a sought after lighting designer for outdoor events where focus lies on lighting environments in order to frame the overall experience of place. For this she has been engaged by festivals such as Way Out West, Blå natten in Trollhättan, Statementfestivalen, Lollapalooza among others.  In 2018 she initiated a close collaboration with butoh dancer Frauke for her performance HANA.

Co-founders: Hilda Rydman, Simon Ahlgren, Rickard Hasslinger