Swedish choreographer and director, Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt found a new story about Sweden when she followed the advice of her Nihon Buyō master Nishikawa Senrei: "If you want to keep dancing, you have to dance with your ancestors." Skånberg Dahlstedt searched and finally found her ancestors' past. It was a story of magic, dissent and resistance. To expand on what an ancestor can represent, she asked her first screen dance teacher, Douglas Rosenberg, to dance the role of her ancestor Andreas Jakobsson. In Ancestor, Rosenberg represents both a professional and a real ancestor.