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Katrín Hall

Artistic Director, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani

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Katrín Hall assumed the role of Artistic Director for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani in August 2016. Just a year later, the company received the Dance Prize from the Swedish Association of Theatre Critics (2017). Under Katrín Hall's guidance, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani has cultivated a distinct identity and emerged as a prominent force in contemporary dance on a global scale – a daring and forward-looking collective where each of the 38 dancers contributes their own distinctive artistry.

Katrín Hall's repertoire for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani encompasses groundbreaking, original creations by today's most sought-after choreographers and burgeoning dance artists poised to take the international stage. Often in collaboration with artists from diverse disciplines and the dancers themselves, this repertoire includes international collaborations with other dance companies, worldwide tours, and a multitude of audience-engaging activities. These activities encompass open rehearsals, physical introductions, participation opportunities for children and youth, post-performance talks, as well as the introduction of the Göteborg Opera’s own dance festival.

Prior to her tenure with GöteborgsOperans, Katrín Hall held the position of Artistic Director for Iceland Dance Company (1996–2012), where she proved a prolific choreographer. Her productions garnered nominations for various awards. Katrín Hall embarked on her dance journey as a young dancer with Iceland Dance Company, participating in the majority of the company's productions between 1981 and 1988. Subsequently, she moved to Germany, serving as a dance soloist at Tanzforum in Cologne. Katrín Hall's artistic contributions extend across theater, music, and television. She has directed dance films, choreographed music videos (including pop star Shakira's single "Did It Again"), and the British version of BBC's popular television show "So You Think You Can Dance." Over time, Katrín Hall has served as a juror for prestigious choreography and dance competitions.

In the year 2000, Katrín was awarded the Icelandic Order of the Falcon by the President of Iceland for her dedication to and influence within the Icelandic dance scene.