Simone Grøtte is a contemporary choreographer from Lakselv in Northern Norway. Her work is strongly influenced by her indigenous Sami background and living and working in the arctic region, where these elements are woven into a modern expression in the theme, scenography and music.
Her projects explore questions revolving around identity and belonging, with an approach focusing on human emotions and perspectives.
Grøtte has collaborated on productions with large institutions such as Norrdans in Sweden, Hålogaland Teater, Varangerfestivalen and Festspillene i Nord-Norge / The Arctic Arts Festival. The last of these on the critically acclaimed and popular performance GLEMT / FORGOTTEN. In 2018 FORGOTTEN was selected to perform as part of the official program at Cinars in Montreal, Canada and Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf, Germany.
In 2020 Grøtte is commissioned for work with The Norwegian Opera & Ballet.
Read interview with Simone in the cultural magazine HØTT: