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Rósa Ómarsdóttir

Rósa Ómarsdóttir (Iceland) is a cho­re­o­grap­her based in Brussels. She stu­died dan­ce and cho­re­o­grap­hy at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts and at P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels), whe­re she gra­du­a­ted in 2014. Together with Inga Huld Hakonardottir she has cre­a­ted Wilhelm Scream (2014), The Valley (2015, Icelandic Theatre Award for Choreography of the Year), and Da Da Dans (2016), a pro­duc­ti­on for the Icelandic Dance Company, cele­bra­ting the 100 year anni­vers­a­ry of the dada move­ment. In their work they inves­ti­ga­te the rela­ti­ons­hip bet­ween sound and move­ments, with a spe­ci­al focus on ambigui­ty and the con­cept of the uncan­ny val­ley. In Traces (2017), Rósa con­ti­nues to inves­ti­ga­te the rela­ti­ons­hip bet­ween bodies and sound as well as cos­tu­mes, fabrics and sce­no­grap­hy, cre­a­ting an immersi­ve instal­la­ti­on per­for­man­ce in which a magi­cal, dyna­mic and ever-chan­ging lands­ca­pe evol­ves all around the audien­ce. In Spills (2019) invi­si­ble for­ces play a lea­ding role: humi­di­ty, waves, gra­vi­ty and the elec­tro­mag­ne­tic field beco­me a moving for­ce, and some­thing so sim­ple as cau­sa­li­ty beco­mes a magi­cal affair.

Rósa has also been lea­ding a research pro­ject cal­l­ed Secondhand Knowledge, with Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and Alexander Roberts, focu­sing on peri­p­he­ral dan­ce com­mu­ni­ties and their rela­ti­on to dan­ce his­to­ry and the noti­on of second­hand know­led­ge. The first edi­ti­on focu­sed on the peri­p­hery of Europe and in later ver­si­ons of the pro­ject she will visit other con­ti­nents as well.