ABOUT MARIE

MARIE KEISER

Choreographer and practitioner with a background in contemporary dance and specialized in physical theatre for ensembles.

I make quirky dance theatre with inspirations from clown, animal studies and cartoon movement. I have an MA in Physical Theatre for International ensembles and I continue to be inspired by the merger of contemporary dance and physical theatre. I choreograph strong narratives with humor and darkness, and I am interested in new ways of generating movement through play and breathing techniques in collaboration with the dancers.

Currently based in Aarhus and working as artistic director of newly founded MeerKat Dance Theatre.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2019-21         Teacher at Oure School of Sport and Performance

2019                                    Choreographer The FARMOR Project (Performing Arts Platform Aarhus)

2018                                    Choreographer at Malta’s national dance company Zfín Malta

Playground A performance for and by young people in collaboration with Ziguzajg Festival 2018

2018                 Performer at ODC Ensemble (Greece) for the performance ”Kazin Barok”

2018              Choreographer and artistic director of the contemporary dance performance

“Cock and a Feather”  Malta International Arts Festival 2018

2018              Choreographer for MOVEO DANCE COMPANY (Malta)

                                                    The performance AUNT WHO? written and choreographed by Marie Keiser-Nielsen.

2018                 ”Den som Dræber” v. MISO FILM

Actor on Danish tv series in the role ”Therese”

2018-             Choreographic consultant for the Danish National Acrobatics team

2017              Drama teacher Odense Dramaskole

                                            Physical theatre for children and young people

2017              Choreographic consultant for DHG talent team Dalum

2017              Choreographer at University of Malta  

2017              Teacher in communication and presentation at Tingløkkeskolen

Drama as a tool to cope with stress and anxiety during exams

2017                 Actor at Teater Figuletta  

2017                 Actor ”The Contracting Sea”, Splendid (Malta)

A solo performance in collaboration with Banda Teatarska

2016                 Actor at Dream Stuff Theatre (DK)   “Skyggen af Hamlet”, Værkstedsscenen, Odense Teater  

2016              Dance Teacher at San Andrea School (Malta)

2016                 Writer at Encore Magazine (Malta)

Articles written for Malta’s leading cultural magazine

2016              Clown Teacher at National Dance Company of Malta

Classes in clown and comedy

2014-17         DramaTeacher at Masquerade School of Performing Arts (Malta) 

2015  Artistic director and founder of Masquerade Physical Theatre Company (Malta) 

2014                                           Actor in ”Attempts on her Life” St. James Cavalier (Malta) Directed by Dave Barton

2013              Director and founder of Cirque du Suitcase (DK) and Lost Goose Theatre Company (UK)   

2013                 Actor in “Blood Wedding” National Theatre of Malta (Teatru Manoel)

2013                 Actor at “Something is Rotten” The Rose Theatre, Bankside (UK)

 

 

EDUCATION

2017                 Bachelor Dance Studies, University of Malta

Graham and Cunningham technique, release, flying low, choreography  and devising. 

Dissertation: Oppression, Appropriation and Agency in the work of Josephine Baker

2014                 Master Physical Theatre (International Ensemble) St. Mary’s University, (UK) Lecoq inspired work, devising technique, Feldenkrais, Clown, taught by members of Complicité

2012                 Bachelor Theatre Studies & Comparative Literature Syddansk Universitet

Dissertation: The Structure of Fairytales

 

 

COURSES

 

2017 Internship Black Box Dance Company (DK)

2017 Choreographic Lab Zfín Malta

2012  Commedia dell’Arte Workshop Paola Cavallin (IT)

2011 & 2013 “Musicalised Dramaturgies” Workshop Domenico Castaldo (IT)

2009 Acting diploma (6 month full-time course) Oure School of Sport and Performing Arts (DK)

2009  Mask Workshop Per Brahe, Studio 5, Brooklyn (NY)

1996-2000  Det Fynske Balletakademi v. Jørgen Krogh (DK)