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 and absurd 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 and theatre-concerts, collective collaborations, teaching and two contemporary dance festivals: Ravnedans in Kristiansand (NO) and NORDLYS in Copenhagen (DK).
She grew up in Kristiansand/ Norway and lives in Copenhagen/ Denmark, and is therefore embracing the Danish and Norwegian dance scene, as a base for her projects.
The moving body is the core of her practice with a curiosity in the deep listening, the not jet knowing and the finding of absurd combinations. With a playful force, she is investigating the imagination and how to create new realities through physical experiences. Tapping into the place of unexpected.
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.
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 performet at places like Skuespillerhuset / The Royal Theatre in Denmark, Dansehallerne (DK), La Scala Opera House in Milano, Dansens hus in Oslo, Kilden Theatre and Concert House (NO) and many more.
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 (2014-2022) - a nordic dance collective, which have presented festivals, walking performances and pop-up performances in Copenhagen (DK), Manila (PH), and Kristiansand (NO).
She has worked with choreographers and companies such as Fieldwork / Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki (BE/NO), Hofesh Shechter (UK), Ingvild Isaksen (NO), Kristiansand Kongelige Teater (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).
She has also been working in the cross disciplinary filed with theatre, music and choreography, with companies as and Kristiansand Kongelige Teater (NO), Loop by Laura (NO) and the Norwegian theatre director Runar Hodne.
GRANTS AND PRICES
Special Corona Working grant from the Danish Art Council - 2021
Working grant for artist from the Norwegian Art Council - 2021
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