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Born in Sweden Max Zachrisson, is a multifaceted artist based in Switzerland. In 2018 he founded Max Zachrisson Productions, where he currently creates as a Videographer, Composer, Choreographer and Dancer. Max grew up in a family of musicians and was already performing in various operas and ballets at the Opera of Gothenburg, his hometown. He began his professional training at the Swedish Ballet School and finished his studies at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm in 2007. Since his graduation he has worked with choreographers such as Mats Ek, Jiri Kylian, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Crystal Pite, William Forthythe, Hofesh Shechter, Nacho Duato, Alexander Ekman and many others. During his years as a performer, Max was nominated for the prestigious German cultural prize “der Faust” in 2016 and received the Wolfram von Essenbach Cultural Prize in the same year. In 2012 he was awarded the Bavarian Cultural Prize by the Bavarian state minister of Art.

Max’s interest in filmmaking started as a young dancer. With time his fascination with physical movement started to shift and increasingly began to focus on the movements and motion of the camera in relation to the movements on the screen. Today he works with all sorts of videography themes, but always with the eye of a dancer/choreographer combining movement with rhythm. His films have been seen in festivals all over the world such as San Francisco Dance Film Festival, The Gotta Minute Film Festival, Moinho Cine Fest, InShadow Festival and Screendance festival. He won the dance film competition “Movies by Movers” and was awarded Best of Festival Award of the Third Coast Dance Film Festival in 2013 and received the Encouragement Award from the Moving Body Festival in 2020. Other commissions include Fondation Beyeler, Braswell Arts Center, Fastighetsbyrån, Frontiers Records, BLKB and Theater Basel.

Max’s choreography and compositions are often present in his own work. Max has collaborated with choreographer, Richard Wherlock on two of his dance creations including, a full length evening ballet. Max’s compositions and sound engineering have also been featured in the work of numerous freelance artists worldwide. Max continues to be an in-demand collaborator for artistic projects on an international scale.