Bio

SUSAN FLORRIES

Storyteller, filmmaker, performer,
transcendental dancer and transformational guide.

Born in 1977 in Stockholm, Sweden, she lived in Spain in 1997 and 1999 – 2001, and moved to Vienna, Austria, in 2004. In 2017 she started living part time in Stockholm, where she now resides. During 2018 she took the time to be offline for a year.

Susan has written, directed, appeared/worked in, and produced more than 50 films. She collaborates with various artists and intentional communities, locally and globally. She learned project management for non-hierarchical organizations, studied sociology, history of science and ideas, film science and attended Stockholm Film School. She made music videos, short films, image films, documentations, making of’s and various films about art from all eras for a famous auction house in Vienna. She is currently self employed, working with image film for networks and companies active in the development of sustainable tourism. Furthermore she continues her work with storytelling and performance. She is also in the process of finalizing some creative film projects, publication coming up during Summer of 2019.

In the line of her work she interviewed several distinguished scientists, politicians, diplomats, famous actors, as well as activists in intentional communities and movements. She contributed to the latter as a communicator, project manager, concept developer, space holder, healing circle leader, conflict solver and moderator. She was also a part of the vibrant Occupy and Real Democracy Now movement in Vienna from 2008 – 2010, mainly as an organizer, moderator and media contributor.

During lifelong spiritual journey, she has had the fortune of being guided by several, distinguished elders. Furthermore she attended personal therapy, a large number of dance workshops as well as seminars and journeys within the field of transcendental and self development.

During 2015 – 2017 she co-organized and participated in various performances, mainly with expressive dance and storytelling. She has a talent for improvising songs, guided meditations and her story A Fairytale.

At the core of her work stands a lifelong wish to inspire kindness, compassion, the liberation of the mind, presence and magical moments, as well as to contribute to a deeper understanding of human behavior and metaphysical experience.

Telling A Fairytale by a fire, September 2015, still from video material, DOP Sebastian Arlamovsky. With WolfGong and Grandfather Gong at Druidenhain, 1st of May 2016. Klangfarbentanz in N├╝rnberg, April 2016, photo and body painting by the goddess painter Peter Engelhardt.