Nordic Baroque Dancers is a Sweden-based company that was founded in 2007 by Karin Modigh. It consists of members with diverse backgrounds and work experience from different dance genres, but with a high level of specialization in dance from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Our vision is to nurture and broaden the view of baroque dance by working with different choreographers in a large variety of contexts. Be it productions based on repertoire choreographies, or new creations using the baroque aesthetic as a point of departure, the work is driven by the conviction that the 17th and 18th-century dance arts have an intrinsic value, independently of their historical context.
The company has performed in Don Juan by Marie-Geneviève Massé (Drottningholm Court Theatre 2011) and remounted the pantomime ballet Impeded Love by the late Ivo Cramér (on tour in the Gothenburg region 2012-2013). We have also performed the lecture performance Queen Christina and the comédie-ballets Anacréon & Pygmalion by Karin Modigh (Royal Palace Festival 2015 and Stockholm Early Music Festival 2007).
In 2014 we founded the International Summer Academy of Baroque Dance at Löftadalen Conservatory, a two week summer course south of Gothenburg which attracts teachers and students from all over the world.
In 2015-2016 the company performs in Lully’s opera Armide in Innsbruck and Potsdam, a production directed and choreographed by Deda Cristina Colonna, featuring dancers based in Sweden, France, Germany, Czech Republic and the US.
In the photo: Caroline Copeland, Karin Modigh, Robert Le Nuz, Adrian Navarro, Noah Hellwig and Guillaume Jablonka
Photographer: Tabea Walch