CURRENT AND LATEST WORK
WINSNES/ÅLSKOG - Performer in "Stillhet & Mørke - FLOKK"
JON TOMBRE & METTE KARLSVIK - Performer in "Surtsey"
BODYCARTOGRAPHY PROJECT - Performer in "Resisting Extinction"
ECOHEROES - Choreographer/performer with Edginton, Parsons, Marstein Olsen
EKKO - Performer and choreographer with Marte Reitan Sterud and Gunhild Nyaas
MARTIN CREED - Performer in "Inside Out", The Twist Kistefos Museum
WHAT'S COMING OUT OF THE BOX - Performer in "Inside"
BICYCLE BALLET - Performer in "Strictly Cycling"
ARV - Co-choreographer and performer
PRAXIS - Board Member
Extinction Rebellion - Activist and Internal coordinator of Artivism and Red Rebels
Maria Lothe is a Norwegian/Swedish choreographer, performer, yoga teacher and producer, with an interest in visual arts and interdisciplinary ways of working with movement. She works in Norway and the UK, and has performed for a number of artists and companies, as well as making her own work. She has worked as a producer for independent artists and organisations within dance and the arts.
She has a two year diploma in higher education from The School for New Dance (Skolen for Samtidsdans) in Oslo, where she studied improvisation, composition, choreography and production, amongst others. Following this, she completed a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance at Trinity Laban in London.
She did her yoga teacher training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga at Ashtanga Yoga Mysore in India (2014), and an advanced teacher training in Yin Yoga (2015) with The Yoga People in London, both accredited by The Yoga Alliance International.
As a dance artist I am interested in how the body influences its surroundings, and how surroundings influence the body - physically, functionally and emotionally. I let the movements be inspired and informed by shapes and sensory experiences in site specific spaces, as well as using object(s) as a tool and dancing partner. I investigate how the body can manipulate and transform objects, and how the object can change its meaning and representation through its relationship to the body, space and choreographic composition.
I am interested in questions around climate change, environment and societal structures, and the inner and outer emotional and physical landscapes of these topics. I express these questions through the use of the body/bodies in relation to space, object and the audience. Through collaboration with other art forms and artists, as well as inviting the audience to take part in process and outcome, I use art as a means to reflect and discuss societal and climate related challenges, with engagement of both body and mind, with a goal to create debate and positive change through art.