Julie Rasmussen (DK/NO) is a choreographer and dancer working between Denmark and Norway. Her work is characterized by a rigorous and playful physical approach, where the raw, absurd and animalistic energy meets the sensitive, soft and vulnerable.
The artistic work of Julie Rasmussen has many different artistic expressions, manifesting itself through big and small scale dance productions, collective collaborations, teaching and two contemporary dance festivals: Ravnedans in Kristiansand (NO) and NORDLYS in Copenhagen (DK). She grew up in Norway and lives in Denmark, and is therefore embracing the Danish and Norwegian dance scene, as we and reaching out internationally.
Julie has studied contemporary dance and choreography at the Danish National School of Performing Arts (2009-13) and Amsterdam School of the Art (exchange 2012).
She has been touring with her own pieces and collaboration projects since 2010 and worked with other choreographers such as Fieldwork / Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki (BE/NO), Hofesh Shechter (UK), Ingvild Isaksen (NO), A MasIng Production (IT/NO), Stian Danielsen (NO), MYKA/ My Grönholdt (SE), Mute Comp Physical Theater / Kasper Ravnhøj (DK), Ellinor Ljungkvist (SE), Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen (DK), Kenneth Flak (NO), Kulli Roosna (EE) and Loop by Laura / Laura C. B. Vallenes (NO).
Julie is one of the founders and artistic curators of Ravnedans (2010-2022) - a contemporary dance festival in Kristiansand/Norway and are going of for the 12th year next summer 2021.
She is also one of the founders and artistic directors of NORDLYS (2014-2020) - a nordic dance collective, which have be presented twice in Copenhagen (DK) 2014 and 2015, twice in Manila (PH) 2017 and 2019 and once in Kristiansand (NO) 2020. A new edition will be performed in Copenhagen fal 2020.
GRANTS AND PRICES
Government grant for artist from the Norwegian Art Council - 2019
Artist Grant from Vest-Agder county municipality (NO) - 2018
Government grant for artist from the Norwegian Art Council - 2017
Voluntary Prize for the work with young artist through Ravnedans festival , from Vest-Agder municipality (NO) - 2015
Prize of honor from the Norwegian Dance Artist Organization (NO) - 2015
Government grant for young artist from the Norwegian Art Council - 2014
Artistic Grant from Kristiansands municipality (NO) - 2013
The moving body is the core of her practice but belongs to and interacts with a body of light, sound and materials. With a playful force, jet a deep understanding of the body and its abilities, she is investigating the imagination and how to create new realities through physical experiences. The investigation is done in collaborative processes with artist from different art fields and nordic backgrounds.
Through connecting with her female and masculine energies, she is creating atmospheric, poetic and visually strong work, deal with notions as sensitivity, absurdity, the uncanny, humor, darkness and chaos. Central in her work is the question of what it means to be human, in relation to the time we live in and to other forms such as the animal and the non-human entities.
Julie is working with flexible formats, in order to create a more meaningful connection to communities where she is performing, and opening up for the possibilities of performing in different kind of spaces.
Her current research field is going into a investigation of how the body will change in the future, because of impacts from the human created technologies. This research is at the moment manifesting through a new full evening performance called “It´s groing out of my back” and a workshop called “Boneless bodies and golden joints”.