Viking Doodle Dandy!
David Nordenstridh, versatile Actor and Aristo-Cat. Founder and Artistic Director
of the independent artistic platform, King of Dandy. A native Viking Swede born and bread
in the heart of Scania (Southern Sweden). Professionally trained actor in New York, 2005-2008. Deprogrammed Maverick since 2011. A reformed artist in search to perfect his craft through independent studies and hands on projects.
"It was during my four years in New York that the dream of
a company of my own was born. It was a period in my life filled
with creativity and productivity; and the need for an independent platform to launch my own artistic projects grew stronger by the day."
After completing three years of Acting Studies in New York I was inspired to take my
craft to the next level. I was ready, but the Wall Street Banksters had other plans and turned the world upside down. I was hit hard financially and what had been cracking, money, love and friendship... now came crashing down. On May 22nd, 2009, after an emotional roller-coaster, I packed my bags and found myself back in the land of Vikings.
Back in Sweden, broken but not beaten!
Four years of blood, sweat, tears and a ton of laughter had come to an halt.
It was time to turn over a new leaf and move on. Easier said than done, the following years
proved to be rough. But determined to get back in the saddle my old New York plans
of a company of my own started to reemerge. Slowly but steady I began to rebuild myself.
"I found myself in a position where it was time to act on my plans.
In uncertain times infested by junk culture, narcissism, botox
and corruption, I felt a desperate need for a counterpoint
to all the madness. It was as a response to this need that
King of Dandy was created."
I had come a long way and made great personal revelations about life and art.
Now a stronger and wiser man I felt the urge to create again and in 2011 I laid the
first brick for a brand new artistic foundation. King of Dandy™ was born!
"the days of thinking only as an actor are over"
The days of thinking only as an actor are over! In order for me to act I have to lay the ground work myself. I've become a Jack of All Trades and so far I've worn the cap of Artistic Director, Producer, Writer, PR-consultant, Web Designer and Editor just to mention a few. "Nil sine magno labore", Nothing without great effort...
During these past couple of years King of Dandy has come to serve as my own personal playground. My own private Actors Studio if you will. I was set out from day one to be the best that I can be as an artist and that continues to be my goal today. I still have an unflinching thirst for knowledge and I'm always looking for new ways of learning.
One way of learning has been to invite the public to join me on my quest to perfect my craft through several independent video productions posted online. Focus has thus far not been so much on achieving the perfect production as it has been on learning by doing.
As I said the days of thinking only as an actor are long gone. This revelation has put my creativity to test and it has been an exciting time where I've gained a lot of hands on experience through the production of my own art projects.
"Each time I find myself flat on my face,
I just pick myself up and get back in the race..."
A great lesson learned is that in order to portray life you have to live life, and that my friends I have done and will continue to do. The last decade has been one heck of a ride, and I've had my fair share of ups and downs. Its Murphy's Law but so far I keep on landing on my two feet. In the words of Sinatra, "I just pick myself up and get back in the race - That's life..."
Art is long, life is short.
Life is a struggle, but as long as one keeps learning it's a great gift.
So cheer up and walk tall - the show must go on!
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