‘Through her dance, Karin Modigh reveals a 17th century which feels both far and near.’
Love and the Courtesan 2013

The stylized dance, which took the silence as its point of departure and then created a rhythmical counterpoint to the music, was one of the highlights of the performance, challenging the audience’s sense of artistic synthesis.
Love and the Courtesan 2013

‘Above all, it’s a fabulous production with actors moving simultaneously in a mix of stylized baroque dance and contemporary performance art. The text is presented with a creative movement choreography and a high level of performance by everyone involved.’
The Misanthrope 2016

Karin’s work as a choreographer comprises collaborations with Michaela Granit/Östgötateatern (The Misanthrope 2016), Nomodaco/Umeå14 (The City 2014), Operabyrån/Vadstena Academy (Love and the Courtesan 2013), Suzanne Persson/Completely Baroque (Henry and the Magic Passacaglia 2010), Les Paladins/Stockholm Early Music Festival (Pygmalion and Anacréon 2007), the Swedish Royal Dramatic Theatre (Valpen 2007), and her own company Nordic Baroque Dancers (Queen Christina – roles in dance and movement 2015). In 2010, she created a solo performance, Le Visage Humain, on suites by Robert de Visée, in collaboration with lutenist Magnus Andersson.

Both as a dancer and choreographer, she has a penchant for dance theatre, taking her general starting point from baroque or renaissance movement material.


The Misanthrope

Comedy by Molière
Stage direction Michaela Granit
Baroque dance coach Karin Modigh
Performed at Östgötateatern in Linköping and Norrköping 2016 and 2017


Les Grandes Nuits

Opera production inspired by La Duchesse du Maine
Vadstena Academy
Stage direction Annastina Malm
Choreography Karin Modigh
Performed at Vadstena Old Theatre 2015



Queen Christina – roles in dance and movement

Lecture performance
Nordic Baroque Dancers
Choreography Karin Modigh, text Camilla Kandare
Performed at the Royal Palace of Stockholm 2015

Kurtisanen & Kärleken 

Love and the Courtesan

Baroque music theatre production
Choreography Karin Modigh
Performed at Vadstena Old Theatre/Vadstena Academy in 2013, and on tour in Sweden 2013-2015