Natalie Sloth Richter


Company: Open Roof
Piece: Listening Bodies & Mystical Measures
Performers: Svenja Bühl, Laura Ganotis, Victoria Rucinska
Direction: Natalie Sloth Richter

Natalie Sloth Richter is a Danish dancer and choreographer, and one half of the artistic duo Open Roof. After graduating from her studies in contemporary dance and choreography at Trinity Laban, she went on to form the artistic collaboration that became Open Roof, aiming to offer performances, creative workshops and inclusive research practice to different environments and people.

Her choreographic work is rooted in the physical experience of our surroundings, and she has a particular interest in opening up the performance space and welcoming the audience to explore what happens when perspectives change. Her dance practice has taken her to Belgium, Italy and Sri Lanka, where she has offered movement workshops to all kinds of levels and abilities, from professional dancers to children with physical and mental disabilities. She is now showcasing Listening Bodies & Mystical Measures for the third time in London this year.

What does improvisation mean to you:

For me, improvisation means working your way, with playful curiosity, towards a moment where you hold both the feeling of being free and the feeling of being absolutely connected to everything that is you and is existing around you.