Lotte Sigh, Choreographer & Artistic Director
I am affiliated with The Royal Danish Ballet (2004-) as choreographer, teacher and censor as well as Artistic Director of Copenhagen Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School and Copenhagen International Dance Festival.
I have been commissioned to choreograph for numerous international institutions, companies, theaters, festivals, museums, films, TV, outdoor city events and operas. Works have been created for among others the Royal Danish Ballet, National Library of Denmark, Copenhagen Light Festival, Danish Center for Architecture, Pantera Chamber Ballet in Russia, the National Gallery of Denmark, the Dance Company of the Region Theatre West in Sweden, D-CAF in Cairo and Dies De Dansa in Barcelona, Campnorr in Copenhagen, KHIO in Oslo, the University of Stavanger, the H.C. Andersen Festival in Denmark and Intradance in Russia.
As a teacher, choreographer and choreographic coach I am/have been teaching at The Royal Ballet Summer school, KHIO in Oslo, Dansehallerne in Copenhagen, University of Stavanger, Regional Theater West in Sweden, PRODA in Oslo, The Bartholin Seminar at The Royal Danish Ballet, Europa in Danza in Rome, Area Danza in Livorno, Ballet Academie in Lyon, Contemporary Dance Festival in Kazan in Russia etc. I am regularly assigned as an external examiner to numerous examinations at other educational institutions such as KHIO in Oslo and DAF in Rome. As a jury member of choreography competitions I have worked with Internationales Solo-Tanz Theater Festival Stuttgart, Europa in Danza in Rome, Stelle di Domani in Catania, Talent Garden in Milan, Tripodium Ballet in Milan, Le Capaninne in Catania and Area Danza in Livorno amongst others.
My work is deeply rooted in a sense of wonder; a feeling of awe and amazement over the world around us. I develop and play with a world of nuances of the art of dance working with precision and instinct luring around every corner. My point of departure is often inspired by the traces the world leaves in human beings and the relationships that occur between us as individuals and between groups in society. Always in search of the different collective subconsciousness my works always seeks to be imaginatively illustrated and interpreted in close collaboration with other artists.
My works have been performed in venues such as The Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen Summer Dance by Danish Dance Theatre, Copenhagen Music Theatre, Bora Bora in Aarhus, Hatch and Dancespace in New York, Picasso Museum in Barcelona, Dansehallerne in Copenhagen, Femenko in Moscow, Unix in Kazan, The Aarhus Festival in Denmark, Spinnihalle in Switzerland, French Cultural Institute in Egypt, American University of Cairo, Aarhus Music Theatre and at a large number of museums and site specific venues.
I studied at Rotterdamse Dansacademie, Hogeschool vor Muziek en Theater Rotterdam (NL)and at Sport and Biomechanics at The University of Southern Denmark. Important contributions to my fundamental education took place at Jennifer Muller (New York) and as a DanceWeber through the programme of Impulstanz in Vienna 2000. Furthermore I am certified in Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® (New York)