“Brilliantly entertaining. Solen och Nordstjärnan is a historical feat. Karin Modigh has created so many beautiful pictures.”

Dagens Nyheter 2018

“Karin Modigh's humorous choreography creates vitality and motion in the deep perspective offered by the rococo theatre."

Le Devin du Village, Dagens Nyheter 2019

“A victory for the performing arts. Stage director and choreographer Karin Modigh offers an abundant tribute to theatre and music.”

Solen & Nordstjärnan, Expressen 2018

“Karin Modigh has shown that she is the right person to revive the Swedish tradition of early dance, after choreographers such as Mary Skeaping, Ivo Cramér and Regina Beck-Friis.”

Solen & Nordstjärnan, Danstidningen 2018

“…while the Nordic Baroque Dancers cavorted according to an insanely unruly and delightful choreography...”

Armide, The Huffington Post 2015

“Karin Modigh’s Gavotte pour la Suite de Flore from Atys was lovely and light”

BEMF dance concert, The Boston Musical Intelligencer 2013

“The meeting of the French and the Swedish dancers results in an impressive teamwork. The baroque dance has successfully returned to the Drottningholm Theatre to develop and live on.”

Don Juan, Svenska Dagbladet 2011

Karin Modigh

Baroque and Renaissance stage performance

dancer | performer | choreographer | stage director | teacher | creator

Bio

Karin Modigh discovered early dance at the age of 15. A native of Sweden living in Paris, France, with a multidisciplinary education in dance, theatre and music, Karin has worked with some of the leading choreographers in her field, and has performed all over Europe, in the US and in South Korea. She is also a choreographer, particularly in demand for baroque opera productions. Karin sees baroque dance as her movement mother tongue.

NEWS

The magic of theatre

The magic of theatre

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER ACADEMY OF BAROQUE DANCE 2020   For the 7th year, Karin organises the...

Press photos from Merope

Press photos from Merope

Merope Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten MusikTiroler Landestheater 7-11 August 2019 Choreographer and stage...

Masterclass at CNSM, Paris

Masterclass at CNSM, Paris

In November and December 2019, Karin taught at the Royal Conservatoire in Scotland together with Millicent...

CALENDAR

2020

Teacher

Master class for singers and instrumentalists
Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse de Paris, France
24 January 2020

Rehearsal director

Armide
Opera by J-B Lully
Stage direction and choreography by Deda Cristina Colonna
Opera Kameralna, Warsaw, Poland
28 February – 3 March 2020

Assistant choreographer/rehearsal director
Castor et Pollux
Opera by J-P Rameau
Stage direction and choreography by Deda Cristina Colonna
Opera Kameralna, Warsaw, Poland
21-25 March 2020

Dancer
Le Ballet des Noctambules
Performance with ensemble Harmonia Sacra
Centre Culturel de l’Odyssée, Valenciennes, France
7 June 2020

Teacher/organiser
Académie baroque de Versailles
Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, France
6-11 July 2020

Creator/organiser
International Summer Academy of Baroque Dance 2020
Beginners and intermediate level

Löftadalen Conservatory, Åsa, Sweden
19-26 July 2020

Creator/organiser
International Summer Academy of Baroque Dance 2020
Advanced and professional level

Löftadalen Conservatory, Åsa, Sweden
9-16 August 2020

2019

Dancer
Soirée Vénitienne with Acta Fabula
Paris, France
25 January 2019

Dancer
La Fontaine de l’Amour
Dance theatre performance within the FestiVita festival, 25 years anniversary of ensemble La Cetra d’Orfeo
Conservatoire royal, Brussels, Belgium
26 January 2019

Dancer
Chi passa per la Strada
Dance theatre performance within the FestiVita festival
Conservatoire royal, Brussels, Belgium
26 January 2019

Teacher
Baroque dance intensive
Löftadalen Conservatory dance department, Åsa, Sweden
28 January – 1 February 2019

Dancer/choreographer
Passacaille d’Armide, Les Caractères de la Danse and Récréation 
Dance concert with Nordic Baroque Dancers (Karin Modigh and Noah Hellwig) and Oulu Baroque Orchestra under the leadership of Peter Spissky. Choreography by G L Pécour, M-G Massé and Noah Hellwig/Karin Modigh.
Raahe and Oulu, Finland
9-10 February 2019

Dancer
The Dancing Master
Dance performance with La Cetra d’Orfeo, choreography by Lieven Baert
Théâtre du Vaudeville, Brussels, Belgium
23-24 February 2019

Choreographer
Jubilee programme in Halmstad
Dance students from Löftadalen conservatory perform a new choreography by Karin Modigh
Kulturhuset Najaden, Halmstad, Sweden
2 March 2019

Teacher
Baroque dance workshops for musicians
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Tallinn, Estonia
17-19 March 2019

Dancer/choreographer
Passacaille d’Armide, Les Caractères de la Danse and Récréation (excerpts)
Dance concert with Nordic Baroque Dancers (Karin Modigh and Noah Hellwig) and Camerata Øresund under the leadership of Peter Spissky. Choreography by G L Pécour, M-G Massé and N Hellwig/K Modigh.

Næstved Early Music Festival, Denmark
4 May 2019
Early Monday in Koncertkirken, Copenhagen, Denmark
6 May 2019

Dancer/choreographer
1000 Wünsche, Federleicht – Ein barockes Fest mit Tanz
Ulrike Hofbauer (soprano), Karin Modigh (baroque dance), Nicoleta Paraschivescu (harpsichord), Philipp Roth (reading)
Theodorskirche Basel, Switzerland
15 May 2019

Choreographer
Le Devin du Village
Intermède by J-J Rousseau (1752), presented by the research project Performing Premodernity
Choreography by Karin Modigh
Confidencen, Stockholm, Sweden
8 June 2019

Dancer
Sérénade Royale – la Turquerie
Dance performance with Compagnie l’Eventail, choreography by Marie-Geneviève Massé
La Galerie des Glaces, Versailles, France
15, 22 & 29 June 2019

Creator
International Summer Academy of Baroque Dance 2019
Beginners and intermediate level

Löftadalen Conservatory, Åsa, Sweden
23-29 June 2019

Creator
International Summer Academy of Baroque Dance 2019
Advanced and professional level

Löftadalen Conservatory, Åsa, Sweden
7-13 July 2019

Dancer, choreographer’s assistant
Merope
Opera by Riccardo Broschi (1732), stage direction and choreography by Sigrid T’Hooft
Dance company: Corpo Barocco
Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Austria
7, 9 and 11 August 2019

Dancer

Sérénade Royale – la Turquerie
Performance with Compagnie l’Eventail, choreography by Marie-Geneviève Massé
La Galerie des Glaces, Versailles, France
17 & 24 August 2019

Dancer, choreographer’s assistant

L’Orfeo
Opera by Claudio Monteverdi, music and stage direction by Ivan Fischer, choreography by Sigrid T’Hooft

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Müpa Concert Hall, Budapest, Hungary

18 and 20 September 2019

Choreographer

Le Devin du Village
Intermède by J-J Rousseau (1752), presented by the research project Performing Premodernity
Choreography by Karin Modigh
Confidencen, Stockholm, Sweden
24 and 25 September 2019

Choreographer’s assistant

Auditions for Rameau’s Castor et Pollux
Auditions for (baroque) dancers-actors
Stage director and choreographer Deda Cristina Colonna
Contact sekretariat@operakameralna.pl for conditions and more information
Warszawska Opera Kameralna, Warsaw, Poland
26 and 27 September 2019

Dancer, choreographer’s assistant
L’Orfeo
Opera by Claudio Monteverdi, music and stage direction by Ivan Fischer, choreography by Sigrid T’Hooft

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Teatro Olimpico, Vicenza, Italy
21, 23 and 24 October 2019

Le Grand Théâtre, Genève, Switzerland
28 and 29 October 2019

Choreographer, producer

Dialects/Dialogues
Dance concert with Nordic Baroque Dancers and Ritratto dell’Amore
Choreography by Noah Hellwig/Karin Modigh and Marie-Geneviève Massé

Dancers: Noah Hellwig and Valerie Lauer

Oslo Early Music Festival, Norway
26 October 2019

Teacher
Baroque dance workshops for dancers
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, UK
20-22 November 2019

Assistant teacher
Baroque dance workshops for musicians with Sigrid T’Hooft
Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, Belgium
4-5 December 2019

2018

Le Destin du Nouveau Siècle
Atelier Lyrique de Tourcoing, France
16 & 18 February 2018

Le Destin du Nouveau Siècle
Lycée Louis-le-Grand, Paris, France
22 March 2018

Solen och Nordstjärnan
Opéra-ballet pour Louis XIV and Charles XII

Vadstena-Akademien, Vadstena slott, Sweden
20 July – 8 August 2018

International Summer Academy of Baroque Dance 2018
Beginners and intermediate level

Löftadalen Conservatory, Åsa, Sweden
22-28 July 2018

International Summer Academy of Baroque Dance 2018
Advanced and professional level

Löftadalen Conservatory, Åsa, Sweden
5-11 August 2018

Excerpts from Solen och Nordstjärnan
Halmstad slott, Sweden
18 August 2018

Décors et Costumes de Ballets de Cour
Dance demonstration at a research conference
La Maison des Associations, 75013 Paris, France
1 October 2018

Solen och Nordstjärnan
Documentary about the production and the rehearsal process on SVT, Swedish Television
15 December 2018

 

Soirée Versailles with Acta Fabula
Courchevel, France
31 December 2018

Employers & Collaborators

People

Organizations

Magnus Andersson
Lieven Baert
Meriem Bahri
Benjamin Bayle
Lena Cederwall Broberg
Deda Cristina Colonna
Tormod Dalen
Françoise Denieau
Irène Ginger
Michaela Granit
Noah Hellwig
Anna Karlander
Anna Kjellsdotter
Andrew Lawrence-King
Lisa Lotito
Marie-Geneviève Massé
Laura Naudeix
Bernd Niedecken
Steven Player
Peter Spissky
Daniel Stighäll
Kaj Sylegård
Sigrid T’Hooft
Thomas Wilhelm
Stefan Wåhlberg

Acta Fabula
Balettakademien Stockholm
Boston Early Music Festival
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Carina Ari Foundation
Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles
Camerata Øresund
Chuncheon Early Music Festival
Compagnie Divertimenty
Compagnie Fantaisies Baroques
Compagnie l’Eventail
Concerto Copenhagen
Corpo Barocco
Drottningholms slottsteater
Ensemble La Tempesta
Ensemble Serikon
Fondation Royaumont
Innsbrucker Festwochen
International Festival of Historical Dance, Moscow
Istanbul Baroque
Karlsson Barock

Les Folies Françoises
Löftadalen Conservatory
Musik på Slottet
Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci
New Dutch Academy
Nordic Baroque Dancers
Operabyrån
Oulun Vanha Musiikki
Performing Premodernity / Stockholm University
PRO DA – fédération française des PROfessionnels en Danse Ancienne
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Royal Swedish Opera
Rum för Dans / Region Halland
Stockholm Early Music Festival
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Trollhättans Tidig Musik-dagar
University College of Opera
Vadstena-Akademien
Valle Baroque
Warsaw Opera Kameralna