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.
Bára’s solo performances On the other side of a sand dune and THE LOVER have been presented at national and international venues and festivals, including Reykjavik Dance festival 2013, Stockholm Fringe 2013, December Dance 2013, ICE HOT Oslo 2014, Performatik BE 2015, Theaterfestival BE 2015, Moving Futures NL 2015 and Theater Aan Zee 2015. THE LOVER was also selected for the prestigious Circuit X network, which enables 5 promising young theater makers to tour extensively in Flanders and the Netherlands.
As a performer, Bára has amongst others worked with Or and Oran dance company, Compagnie 3637, Miet Warlop (replacing in Springville), Quan Bui Ngoc, Iris Bouche & Kobe Proesmans, Aëla Labbe and Janne-Camilla Lyster.