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 and project-based teams 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 performed 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