CV

Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir
sigridursoffia@gmail.com

www.siggasoffia.com

2013 “H, an incedent” Kaai-theater Bruxelles at Kunsten Festival des Arts. Directed by Kris Verdonck, collaboration with Shalala, Erna Ómarsdóttir. Music by Jónas Sen and Valdimar Jóhannson. Singing and dancing in the music-theaterperformance based on the works of Russian writer Daniil Kharms.

2012 “The perfect crime” by collective Ástarmafían. 3 day performance marathon for Reykjavík Culture night. Performed on the 15-18th of august. Performed and Created by Svandís Dóra Einarsdóttir, Hjörtur Jóhann Jónsson, Stefán Hallur Stefánsson, Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir, Þorbjörg Helga Þorgilsdóttir, Þórunn Arna Kristjánsdóttir. Set design Brynja Björnsdóttir Stylisti: Agnieszka Baranowska.

2012 “The Jukebox” premiered on the 25th of may in the National Theater at Reykjavík Arts Festival. Performed and created by Melkorka Sigríður, Sigríður Soffía & Valdimar Jóhannson. Stylist Ellen Loftsdóttir, Set design Brynja Björnsdóttir

2012 “Xanadu” at Reykjavík Fashion Festival,  at Harpan. Choreograpy/performance for designer Hildur Yeomans new colletion. Dancers: Ásgeir Helgi Magnússon, Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir Unnur Elísabet Gunnarsdóttir & Sigríður S Níelsd.

2012 ”Les Miserables” Assistant choreographer for Kate Flatt in the National Theater of Iceland.

2012 “Field dressing” Paris Fashion Week, performing in the  fashion show of designer Sruli Recht. Choreography and performance by Erna Ómarsdóttir, Valdimar Jóhannson &Sigríður soffía Níelsdóttir.

2011 “Movements of Kites”, Performance at Hafnarhúsið. Collaboration with artist Björk Viggósdóttir.

2011Red Waters” by Lady and Bird,(Keren Ann & Barði Jóhannson) premiered in the Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie directed by Arthur Nauzyciel, Choreographed by Damien Jalet. Singing one of the lead roles of Red Waters opera that premiered in Rouen France in November 2011.

2011 We Saw Monsters by Erna Ómarsdóttir premiered at Reykjavík Arts Festival at the National Theater. Music by Valdimar Jóhannson. Currently touring in Europe.

2010 working with the Icelandic Dance Company in Transaquania-Into thin air by Erna Ómarsdóttir, Gabríela Friðriksdóttir and Damien Jalet. Music by Ben Frost and Valdimar Jóhannson. Premiered in the City theater in November 2010.

2008-2009 Teach us how to outgrow our madness, choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir, music by Lieven Dousselare and Valdimar Jóhannson. Premiered in Brest, France Currently touring in europe.
2009 Rough Sea, choreographer Snædís Lilja Ingadóttir
2007-2008 Musical “Grettir” Reykjavík City Theatre, choreographer Lára Stefánsdóttir, Director Rúnar Freyr Gíslason
2006-2007 The Bakkai, National Theatre of Iceland, choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir, Director Giorgos Zamboulakis
2006 Hands Bang bang and Guns, video installation in gallery i8, made by Björk Viggósdóttur visual artist
2006 The opera, Galdraskyttan,”Der Freischütz” Premiered at Reykjavík Arts festival 2006, chorographer Irma Gunnarsdóttir, director Jón Gunnar Þórðarson

2006 Dansleikhúskeppni Borgarleikhússins, Finndu mig og ég fann þig, by Ásgerði Gunnarsdóttir og Katrínu Gunnarsdóttur.

2006 Hindarleikur, Collaboration with the Icelandic Dancecompany, Choreography by Gunnlaugur Egilsson
2005 Constructive interference in Transition Sjóminjasafninu choreographer
Lene Boel. Video installations by Kati Åberg visual artist.
2003 Fló, JSB Dance theatre, The City theatre, choreographer Jóhann Björgvinsson
2002 8villt, JSB Dance theatre, The City theatre, choreographer Jóhann Björgvinsson
2002 Dulúð, JSB Dance theatre, The City theatre, choreographer  Irma Gunnarsdóttir

Compositions:

Bergmál/Echo, “Sex Pör” at Reykjavík Arts Festival, Tjarnarbíó. A collaboration between composer Þórarinn Guðnason and choreographer. The project was a collaboration between Reykjavík Arts Festival and RÚV.

Helvítis Ostapinnar by Bristol Ninja Cava Crew, performance at Sequences Visual Artsfestival 2011, útgerðinni.

White for decay collaboration with the Icelandic dance company in the City Theater. Music by Jóhann Friðgeir Jóhannson, Costumes: Ellen Loftsdóttir. The piece got nominated for the “Grima” Icelandic theater awards 2011 and was selected one of the 3 best dancepieces of the year 2011 by the critics of Icelands newspaper Morgunblaðið.

Þá skal ég muna þér Kinnhestinn/Look back with a vengance Choreography by Sigríður S, Katrín Gunnarsdóttir,Snædís Lilja Ingadóttir and Saga Sigurðardóttir. Music by Ólafur Jósepson, Costumes by Nina Óskarsdóttir, set design Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir. Norðurpóllinn 2010

Colorblind Choreography by Sigríður Soffía for Silesian Dance Theater in Bytom Poland. The piece was a collaboration between Silesian Dance Theater and the Icelandic Dance Company. Colorblind premiered in Bytom Poland on the 29th of June 2010 and was performed in Iceland and Warsaw in October 2010.

Bristol Ninja Cava Crew The performance was a part of a line-up of happenings “Domains of Joyful Degradation” at Villa Reykjavík Curated by Kolbeinn Hugi Höskuldsson and Kling & Bang Gang. 2010

Fresh Meat by Sigríður Soffía and Snædís lilja, visual arts by Björk Viggósdóttir and music by Lydía Grétarsdóttir
Wearing Wheater, installation by artist Björk Viggósdóttir choreography by Sigríður Soffía and Snædís Lilja
Ladys Choice? Dancers/performers Margrét Lilja Vilmundardóttir Svandís Dóra Einarsdóttir, Snædís Ingadóttir and Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir 2009
2249, dancers Snædís Lilja og Sigríður Soffía 2005
Hands bang bang and guns, videoinstallation by Björk Viggósdóttir. Chorography of hands in video, 2007

Video projects/Commercials;

Choreography in “One” directed by Ellen Loftsdóttir and Þorbjörn Ingason 2011

Danceshortfilm Uniform Sierra. Director, dancer and choreographer Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir. Winner of Actfestival Danzine 2009 and the viewer’s pick-awards at Reykjavík Short film Festival. Uniform Sierra was selected as a part of the Reeldance Biennial and was screened in Australia’s 11 biggest Cities in the summer of 2010. Uniform has been screened in festivals in Sweden, Norway,Finland,Spain,Australia and Iceland

Children of Eve dance short premiered in Actfestival Bilbao in June 2010. Screened at Reykjavík Short filmfestival´10.

Other Voice video project by Ben Hernstrom Ambulantic Viedoworks. 2010

Inspired by Iceland promotional video, Director Reynir Lyngdal, Choreographer Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir, Music by Emiliana Torrini. Pegasus Production

Vodaphone Gull commercial, Director Reynir Lyngdal, Choreographer Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir Pegasus-Production

Nominations and Prizes.

Winner of Actfestival Danzine 2009 with the danceshort Unifrom Sierra.

Viewer’s choice-awards at Reykjavík Short film Festival for Uniform Sierra 2008

Nomination as best chorographer at the Gríma (Icelandic theater awards in 2011) for the piece White for decay.

White for decay selected one of the 3 best danceperformances of the year by the critics of the newspaper Morgunblaðið.

Nomination for DV culturalawards for diverse projects on the year//- fyrir fjölbreyttan árangur á árinu 2010.
Árið 2010 var viðburðaríkt hjá þessum unga listamanni sem kom fram með hvelli á árinu. Með viljakraftinn að vopni, hugrekki og ástríðu hefur Sigríður stigið óhindrað yfir hverskyns mörk. Undir merkjum Bristol Ninja Cava Crew vann hún að dansinnsetningum/-gjörningum, hún frumsýndi stuttmyndina Children of Eve á stuttmyndahátíð í Bilbao og sýndi dansstuttmyndina Uniform Sierra á öðrum tug hátíða í Evrópu og Asíu. Sigríður samdi dans-sirkúsverkið Colorblind fyrir Silesian Dance Theatre í Póllandi, 900 02 ásamt Leifi Þorvaldssyni, og Þá skal ég muna þér kinnhestinn með Dansfélaginu Krumma fyrir Reykjavík Dance Festival 2010. Sigríður dansaði í uppsetningu Íslenska dansflokksins á Transaquania – into thin air og ferðaðist erlendis með verki Ernu Ómarsdóttur Teach us to outgrow our madness og eigin verki Fresh Meet.

Tilnefnd til Menningarverðlauna DV 2011 // Nominated for the cultural awards of newspaper DV 2011

“Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir
Sigríður Soffía hefur á stuttum ferli sínum sýnt hæfni sem ekki er á færi margra nýútskrifaðra dansara eða danshöfunda. Í uppsetningu á verkinu White for decay fyrir Íslenska dansflokkinn setti Sigríður fram vel smíðað dansverk sem spilaði á marga tilfinningastrengi og hreif áhorfandann með sér. Sem dansari sýndi Sigríður svo, í tvíburadúett hennar og Lovísu Gunnarsdóttur í verkinu Skrímsli, einstaka karaktersköpun og ótrúlega dýpt í túlkun sinni. Auk þess er vert að minnast á áhrifaríkan söng hennar í óperu Barða Jóhannssonar Red Waters sem frumsýnd var í óperunni í Rouen í Frakklandi.”

Education
2009 BA-degree in contemporary dance from the Icelandic University of the Arts

2008 Exchange in the circusschool ESAC ( Ecole Superior de Cirque) in Brussels Belgium
2002-2005 Klassíski Listdansskólinn. (classical ballet)
1996-2005 Danslistarskóli JSB, (diploma in contemporary dance)
1993-1996 Fimleikafélagið Ármann (acrobatics)

Courses
2008 Cos Meditaranian, Danceworkshop in Deltebre Spain, creator Roberto Olivan
2007 Improv-workshop ,Turku Acadamy of the Arts, Finnland
2007 Cos Meditaranian, Danceworkshop Tortosa, Spain, creator Roberto Olivan
2004 Danslistarskóli JSB, tapdance , teacher Cameron Corbett
2003 Bellydanceing, Kramhúsinu, teacher Josi
2003 Company y company, summercourse in modern dance, Barcelona
2003 La escuela de Rosita Mauri, summercourse in ballett, Barcelona

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