Bára Sigfúsdóttir is an Icelandic choreographer who studied contemporary dance at the Icelandic Academy of Arts, in the Amsterdam Academy of Arts and finally at PARTS, where she focused both on dance training, movement research and choreography. Bára has a unique way of researching and composing movement material that is eloquent, musical and unique. She creates from a need to communicate to an audience that allows her to find truly unique movement material evoked by improvisational processes. With this approach, Bára positions herself within the dance field as many choreographers today use and repeat recycled material. Her focus in recent years has been working with isolations of smaller parts of her body, applying different rhythms and constructing a layered material that constantly transforms – moving between clarity and ambiguity. Her dance is visual and imaginative, and her pieces are accessible to a wide audience while having a growing impact within the international contemporary dance scene.
Photo: Jolien Naeyaert
Everyone has a body, everyone talks body language. ‘Being’ shows a a physical encounter between the West and the Middle East, an instrument of dialogue fuelling. Bára Sigfúsdóttir translates an encounter with inspiring Iranian artists Masoumeh Jalalieh and Seyed Alireza Mirmohammadi to the stage. Their bodies create subtle sensations and subtexts, showing what Western European and Iranian culture and society have in common.