Bára Sigfúsdóttir is an Icelandic choreographer who lives and works in Brussels. She studied at P.A.R.T.S. from 2008 to 2011. Prior to this she followed dance training at the Icelandic Academy of Arts and the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK). Since her studies, Bára has worked as a performer with, among others, Or and Oran dance company, Miet Warlop (replacing in the production Springville), Iris Bouche and Kobe Proesmans (for HETPALEIS), Aëla Labbe and Janne-Camilla Lyster. In recent years her own work has come more to the forefront. In 2012, she created the solo On the other side of a sand dune, in collaboration with the Icelandic musician Sóley. This was followed in 2015 by THE LOVER, in collaboration with the French photographer Noémie Goudal, architect Jeroen Verrecht/88888 and Icelandic musician Borko. THE LOVER was selected that same year for Circuit X, an initiative that gives five promising theatre makers the chance to make an extensive tour of Flanders and the Netherlands.
For Bára Sigfúsdóttir the body and movement are the raw material that she shapes in response to human and societal issues. "Movement can be anything and can come from anywhere," she explains. "Any small detail of my body can be just as interesting. For me creation surpasses the aesthetic or the display of skill. It's not about being more beautiful or less beautiful. It is simpler and more fundamental than that: I take the human body as the starting point. What I cherish about the body live on stage is the vulnerability, the fragility in just being alive".