Rósa Ómarsdóttir is an Icelandic choreographer based in Brussels. She studied dance and choreography at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts and in P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels from where she graduated in 2014. She has made several performances with Inga Huld Hákonardóttir: Wilhelm Scream (2014) and The Valley (2015) for which they received the Icelandic Theatre Awards for 'Choreography of the Year', and Da Da Dans (2016) a production for the Icelandic Dance Company, celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the dada movement. In their work they investigate the relationship between sound and movements with a special focus on ambiguity and the concept of the uncanny valley. In her latest work, Traces (2017), Rósa continues to investigate the relationship between bodies and sound as well as costumes, fabrics and scenography.
Last year Rósa has been leading a research project called Secondhand Knowledge, with Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and Alexander Roberts, focusing on peripheral dance communities and their relation to dance history and the notion of secondhand knowledge. the first edition focused on the periphery of Europe and in later versions of the project will visit other continents as well.
Aside from choreography Rósa has been teaching at contemporary dance university programs and she has also written articles for dance and art magazines and had her writing published in Rekto:Verso, Charli Mag, Apache and Koreografi.