Performer & Choreographer
Originally from Montreal, Canada, Dorotea Saykaly started her professional career with Compagnie Marie Chouinard in 2006, touring internationally and performing lead roles such as Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune. In 2014, Dorotea relocated to Sweden to join the Goteborg Danskompani, where she has worked with renowned choreographers such as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet, Alan Lucien Oyen, and Sharon Eyal. Initiating opportunities to create herself, she choreographed her first solo, Unraveling, later awarded the Audience Prize at the Warsaw Zawirowania Competition. Since then, she has created_ Try Not To Spill (in collaboration with Arika Yamada) for NUDANS Goteborg Danskompani (2017); Sing to me a deeper Song (2017); Within the gaps, the birds sang_ for OpenFLR summer festival in Florence (2017); _Rosy Retrospection _(2018) for the 3D National collaboration project lead by the Goteborg Danskompani (for which she was the inaugural choreographer); DOUBLE BLINDED (2019); and her second solo, SHE (2019), which premiered at Festival Quartier Danse at Place des Arts (Montreal).
Dorotea Saykaly moves fluidly through different environments, whether collaborating with visual artists such as Cooper&Gorfer or working in film. She has co-created, choreographed, and performed in the awarded screendance short films _PAINTED _and Brief Candle, both of which were featured in film festivals internationally. Her most recent film, SHE, is a collaboration with her creative partner Emil Dam Seidel and was presented at Fotografiska Museum (New York) in April 2022. Honored and thrilled to be the first recipient of the Emily Molnar Emerging Choreographer Award, Saykaly will create a new piece for Ballet BC, RELIC, which premiered in May 2022.
Dorotea Saykaly was part of the _TERRITORY V _ programme in 2022, where she created the piece SUNKEN.