2015 The Knowledge.
2014 Gorkij Park 2.
2012 The Academy.
2011 This is not a love story.
2011 The Assignments.
2009 Five Year Plan
2008 Everything you want.
2007 Potato Country
2005 Åtjärn Stories.
2003 Dogma Dance 1&2
2002 Catherine the Great.
2002 The Ocean is Blue
2014 We are different now
2009 This is Alaska.
2007 What you do.
2004 The Lodge
2003 Henrik Vikman talking
1986-88 Radio/Film Studies Nordens Folkhögskola
1991-92 Studies for Anna Halprin, San Fransisco Dancers Workshop
1995-98 Choreography Studies. University of Dance, Stockholm
After studies for Anna Halprin at the Tamalpa Institute in San Francisco, USA and the program of choreography at the University of Dance in Stockholm 95-98 has created performances and movies with great success for both adult and children audience. Heilborns’ unique way of combining text, motion, video and images, always spiced with humor and a cool irony, has given her an indisputable position as one of Sweden’s most interesting performance and film artists.
Gunilla Heilborns’ creation for her own ensemble “The Five Year Plan” opened to rave reviews at NorrlandsOperan in Umeå, Sweden Oct 1st 2009 and was performed in Stockholm at the venue C/O at Stockholm City Theatre. Her piece “Potato Country” premiered at Dansens Hus in Stockholm, Sweden in 2007. The piece was restaged for two performance periods in Stockholm, first at Kulturhuset in March 2009 and later on at the Park Theatre in August 2009 (for more than 3,000 spectators). The piece has been invited and performed in venues in Belarus, Finland, Germany, Austria and the United States.
In the spring of 2009 Heilborn collaborated with the Göteborg Ballet for the first time, creating the critically acclaimed “Alaska”. 2011 she returned to Göteborg, but this time to The Göteborg City Theater. She created a new piece for the Big Stage, Uppgifterna, which premiered in October 2011.
This is not a love story premiered at Dansens Hus in Stockholm May 6th 2011 to rave reviews and was produced in co-production with NXT-Step, Göteborg Dance and Theater Festival, Dansens Hus in Stockholm and NorrlandsOperan in Umeå. It is currently touring nationally and internationally.
In the autumn of 2012 , The Academy premiered on the main stage at Dansens Hus in Stockholm. This was a MODUL Project.
During the spring 2014 a new piece, Gorkij Park 2 will premiere at the Gothenburg Dance & Theatre Festival.
The films are created together with filmmaker Mårten Nilsson and often with the same dancers as in the stagepieces.
“The Lodge” (nominated for Best Screen Choreography at Dance Screen Brighton 2005 and nominated for the Swedish Guldbagge Award for best short film in Sweden 2005) and “Rewind” (nominated for best short film at the Guldbagge Awards in Sweden, 2003). ”What you do”, created together with Mårten Nilsson and Kim Hiorthøy, was awarded the Guldbagge Award for best short film in 2007. And the latest film “This is Alaska”, originally created for the stagepiece “Alaska” is now touring shortfilmfestivals around the world.