Maria Naidu

Accessible dance art, reaching a broad audience
Maria Naidu’s primary tool is movement but other art forms are used, often in collaboration with other artists to find ways of expression that best communicate her ideas. Her choreography is recognized as a textural multitude combined with theatrical details. Maria researches her movement vocabulary continuously since she believes that every choreographic work deserves it’s own identity.The Malmö based choreographer and dancer is of Swedish and Indian heritage, became an adult in New York City but grew up in Sweden.

In her most recent work, The Life and Times of Ms. Karen Henderson she was inspired by experiences and prejudices she herself has encountered as well as those of others. The piece is a vibrant firework packed with large doses of ironic humor, ambiguity and quite a bit of dance. A multifaceted, 50 minutes solo show that ponders questions of cultural identity, ethnic belonging as well as some curiously held stereotypical notions of dance as a profession.
Said about The Life and Times of Ms Karen Henderson

“The only thing one can know for sure is that nothing is what it seems” – Kristina Nilsson, Skånska Dagbladet

“The question of cultural heritage hangs like a dunce-cap in the air”
– Malena Forsare, Sydsvenska Dagbladet

AVAILABLE WORKS 2015 – 2016

Doris. Do Or Don’t. – Premiere November 2015
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MS. KAREN HENDERSON
COCKTAIL-DANCE
A TOAST TO ABSENT FRIENDS
MISC. (Mobile Interactive Social Choreography)
a choreography for a number of strangers and one app.