A great residence with many connections
For a month, the dancer Natalie Ogonek has stayed at the World Heritage farm Kristofers in Stene, Järvsö. It has been an intensive month with research and many different meetings, workshops and filming.
Natalie was selected from over 300 applicants from a total of 60 different countries for her project "Dancing Through History: A Celebration of Human Connections". The World Heritage Scholarship rewards projects that connect the World Heritage site Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland to other World Heritage sites in Sweden and the rest of the world. In Natalie Ogonek's research project, the challenge was to tie together three World Heritage sites; the Palace of Versailles in France, the Royal Domain of Drottningholm and the Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland in Sweden through court dance, ballet and folk dance.
During the final weekend in residence, filming took place at three of the seven World Heritage Farms; Gästgivar's in Vallsta, Erik-Anders in Asta and Kristofers in Stene. The dancer Gabriel Davidsson, national fiddler Lukas Arvidsson and Greger Siljebo also took part. Olle Wager was behind the camera.