Rósa Ómarsdóttir (IS/BE)
Rósa Ómarsdóttir is an Icelandic choreographer based in Brussels. She studied at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts and in P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. She has made several performances with Inga Huld Hákonardóttir, a.o. The Valley (2015), coproduced by BUDA and winner of the Icelandic Theatre Awards for 'choreography of the year 2016’. She also created Da Da Dans (2016) for the Icelandic Dance Company. For the last year Rósa has been leading a research project called Secondhand Knowledge with Ásrún Magnúsdóttir, the first edition focusing on the periphery of Europe.
During her residency at BUDA Rósa will work with Katie Vickers (US), Inga Huld Hákonardóttir (IS) and Tiran Willemse (ZA) the dance-performance Traces.
They’ll explore different anthropomorphic practices through pagan rituals like witchcraft and animism as means to relate to and affect their surroundings. They build a scenography resembling different landscapes and explore how they can use these practices in order to influence the state of the ‘it’ and to give it anthropomorphic qualities. They strive to create a magical, dynamic and ever changing environment where an interplay between scenography and dancers takes place until it is not so clear anymore what is influencing who, and vice versa.
Première: 24.11.17 Beursschouwburg Brussel, and touring to MDT Stockholm (SE), BUDA Kortrijk, Avantgarden Trondheim (NO) and Reykjavík (IS) in 2018.