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Dance Arts Faculty > Artists and Teachers > Lotte Sigh

Country: Denmark
Company: Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School

Lotte Sigh, Choreographer and Artistic Director founded Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School with Morten Innstrand in 2005.

Since 2005 Lotte Sigh has, alongside her career as choreographer, been the artistic director of Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School an been affiliated with The Royal Danish Ballet as a teacher, censor and choreographer.

Lotte Sigh has been commissioned to choreograph for numerous international artistic collaborations. She has choreographed for companies, theaters, festivals, museums, films, TV and operas. She has created works for the Royal Danish Ballet in Copenhagen and Odense, Pantera Chamber Ballet in Russia, Intradance in Russia, The Dance Company of the Regional Theatre West in Sweden, D-CAF in Cairo and Dies De Dansa in Barcelona, National Gallery of Denmark, Operaen i Midten in Denmark, Campnorr in Copenhagen, KHIO in Oslo.

As a teacher and choreographic coach she has taught at The Royal Ballet Summer school, KHIO in Oslo, Dansehallerne in Copenhagen, University of Stavanger, Theater Region West in Sweden, PRODA in Oslo, The Bartholin Seminar at The Royal Danish Ballet, Ballet Academie in Lyon, Contemporary Dance Festival in Kazan in Russia and a number of company classes. She is regularly assigned as an external examiner to numerous examinations at other educational institutions.

Her works develop and play with a world of nuances of the art of dance working with precision and instinct luring around every corner. Her 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 her works are all imaginatively illustrated and interpreted in close collaboration with other artists.

Several works has been created in collaboration with visual designer Lars Egegaard Sørensen who for 3 decades has developed original visual scenography, light- and 3D design. With a special sense for flow, dynamic and vivid images they have created riveting perspectives on the human body in the world of today. Together they have presented Transparency, Cast Eyes On, JOURNAL 753, the film Into the woods, Les Bohemians for the opening of the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition at The National Museum of Arts, sight specific performance for Dies De Dansa in Barcelona as well as the Good, the Bad and You for the Intradance Festival in Moscow.

Lotte Sigh is educated at Rotterdamse Dansacademie, Hogeschool vor Muziek en Theater Rotterdam (NL), at Sport and Biomechanics at The University of Southern Denmark and through Scholarship at Jennifer Muller (New York). Further more she is certified in Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® (New York) and has attended a long line of international workshops. In 2000 she was awarded a scholarship as a dancer and choreographer for the DanceWeb programme at Impulstanz in Vienna.

Lotte Sigh and Morten Innstrand are the artistic directors of the company Copenhagen Dance Arts.