ruth_danceRuth Montgomery-Andersen started her training at the age of four. She has studied ballet and modern dance with dancers and teachers such as Lucille Wheaton, Ygor Youskevitch, Merce Cunningham, Alvin Ailey, Kathryn Ricketts and Mary Overlie. Performed professionally the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra in their Corpse de Ballet and later in her career with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater in their TV production “Memoria”. In 2003 Ruth performed professionally for the last time in “Crossroads”, under the artistic direction of Indra Lorentzen of the Norwegian Royal Ballet.

Starting in 1993 Ruth Montgomery changed focus to choreography. Her performances have been seen in Japan, Denmark, USA, Canada, Faeroe Islands, Alaska and Greenland. Ruth’s choreography ranges from modern dance projects, to fashion shows. She enjoys working with professionals, but also finds meaning and purpose in creating projects and programs for young people, especially youth between the ages of 16-25. She is versatile and has worked with musicians and other artists to create installations and happenings.

2014. Mikiseq. Choreography: Ruth Montgomery–Andersen; Music: Benjamin Mørk; Scenography: Siri Langdalen; Assistant to the Scenograph: Camilla Nielsen and Instruction and dramaturgy: Svenn B. Syrin

Mikiseq tells story about growing up in a suicide-affected family, with abuse of alcohol and violence.  Mikiseq has the necessary strength to get through her traumatic childhood and youth, to get a good education, and is now a resourceful, well-functioning person in contemporary Greenland.

Mikiseq’s story will be realized through dance and an audio recording of Mikiseq’s story.  The audio text will be recorded in Greenlandic, Danish and English, which opens it up to touring possibilities. Rehearsals will begin in February 2014, and first performance will be on the 2nd of April 2014. Touring throughout Greenland throughout April 2014. Tentative touring plan in the Spring/Summer 2015. Mikiseq.

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