Bára Sigfúsdóttir

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Bára Sigfúsdóttir (°1984) is an Icelandic choreographer who studied contemporary dance at the Icelandic Academy of Arts, in the Amsterdam school of the Arts and lastly at P.A.R.T.S., the school of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker in Brussels, where she focused both on dance training, movement research and choreography.

Bára has a unique way of researching and composing movement material which is articulated and eloquent, musical and one of a kind. She creates out of a necessity to communicate towards an audience which gives her the potential to find truly unique movement material, evoked by improvisation processes. With this approach Bára positions herself within the dance field as many choreographers of today use and repeat recycled material. Her focal point for the past years has been to work with isolations of smaller segments of her body, applying different rhythms and to construct a layered material which constantly transforms – moving between clarity and ambiguity. Her dance is visual and imaginative, and her pieces are accessible for a broad audience while simultaneously having a growing impact within the international contemporary dance scene.