Maria Lothe is a dance artist, working as a mover, maker and producer in Norway and England. She has a two year degree from Skolen for samtidsdans (The School for New Dance) in Oslo and a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. She is also a certified yoga teacher in Ashtanga Yoga and Yin Yoga.
As a performer, Maria has been working within dance, theatre and performance art, with companies/artists such as Martin Creed, What’s Coming out of the Box, BitterSuite Company, Livia Rita and the Bicycle Ballet Company, and performed in venues such as The Twist Museum, The Royal Opera House London, Rich Mix, Roundhouse, Royal Academy of the Arts, Whitechapel Gallery and has toured across the UK. She has also been a member of Backspace Collective.
Both as a mover and a maker, Maria is amongst others interested in interdisciplinary collaborations, site specific work and sensory/interactive work. Her work often involves questions around climate change and our relationship to nature. Her work has been shown in venues such as The Place, Chisenhale Dance Space, Turner Contemporary, Ugly Duck, Røros Museet, Galleri TM51, Ælvespeilet, Norsk Skogmuseum and Musea i Nord-Østerdalen.
Maria has recently been involved with Extinction Rebellion, where she facilitates movement classes for the performance group “Red Rebels”, as well as being an internal coordinator for the Artivism group. She is also a board member of SIB Dance Lab, and a producer for DansINN.