The Den - SIMONE GRØTTE

MARGBEIN / MARROW BONE

By Simone Grøtte. Produced by Norrdans, Sweden 2019. For youth/adults.

Simone Grøttes work is strongly influenced by being an indigenous Sami and living and working in the arctic region. In MARROW BONE Grøtte digs into her Sami background to explore questions revolving around identity and belonging. 

Bio Simone Grøtte

Simone Grøtte is a contemporary choreographer from Lakselv in Northern Norway. Her work is strongly influenced by her indigenous Sami background and living and working in the arctic region, where these elements are woven into a modern expression in the theme, scenography and music. Her projects explore questions revolving around identity and belonging, with an approach focusing on human emotions and perspectives.

Grøtte has collaborated on productions with large institutions such as Norrdans in Sweden, Hålogaland Teater, Varangerfestivalen and Festspillene i Nord-Norge/ The Arctic Arts Festival. The last of these on the critically acclaimed and popular performance GLEMT / FORGOTTEN. In 2018 FORGOTTEN was selected to perform as part of the official program at Cinars in Montreal, Canada and Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf, Germany.

In 2019 / 2020 Grøtte is commissioned for new work with Hålogaland Teater, Norway.

"She has a unique talent for giving local history universal relevance, and a unique ability to transform trivial subjects into something exotic."  - Jo Strømgren