The Nordic Beasts is a dance theatre company that aims to produce, facilitate and support high quality Nordic dance theatre. The company operates under the artistic direction of choreographer Noora Hannula (FI) and is produced by Mathilde Gautard (DK).
Each season, besides our long-term artistic collaboration with composer Ida Duelund (DK), we aim to invite new Nordic collaborators and artists to join the productions. For the next open call for artists check AUDITIONS!
We aim for The Nordic Beasts to be a dance company that keeps on exploring new ways for making dance theatre and creating visually multilayered productions, while tackling modern day topics in an innovative way.
A Nordic Beasts production can be characterized by an eye-catching visual style, physically merciless choreography and themes reflecting on the digital age, often served with a hint of absurdity.
Since 2018 the Nordic Beasts collaborates with Character House (FI). A production company that makes high quality Nordic films, where the story and the artistic demands come first. Their Helsinki base is run by Krista Hannula (FI) and Mia Palmgren (FI/SE).
THE NORDIC BEASTS CREW
Noora Hannula / FI 1988
Is a Finnish choreographer and dancer who works in and around Denmark as the artistic director of The Nordic Beasts. She has choreographed her own work since 2011 and started her career by winning prizes for best choreography in 2012 with her solo work: White noise in Belgium and in 2013 with the duet Buy My City in Amsterdam. Nooras' piece Utmaningar (2015) got selected to the program of the International tanzmesse 2016, in Dusseldorf and in Autumn 2018 her latest piece titled Noora Hannula vs Soma the Augmented-Reality Girl - THE ULTIMATE BATTLE (2018) was presented at Ars Electronica, international science, arts and technology Festival, in Austria. In March 2019 Noora was mentioned by The Danish Arts Council as one of the three most interesting stage artists currently working in Denmark.
When not busy with her own projects Noora dances among others for Krisjan Ingimarsson Company, Mute Comp. Physical Theater and Uppercut dance theater, gives workshops in various dance establishments nationally and internationally, and is a regular guest teacher at danish theater and physical theater educations.
She has her BA in modern dance theater from Amsterdam School of The Arts.
Ida Duelund Hansen / DK 1987
is a composer, sound designer and bassist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is co-founder of the Danish band, Silvester, and works as a freelance sound designer and composer in various other contexts and projects.
Ida has primarily worked with dance and theatre and her main focus has been on creating unified and immersive soundscapes in an electro-acoustic setting. She has a strong passion for interacting with different types of spaces, and her work has been performed in art galleries, viaducts, living rooms, concert halls, theatres, and old industial buildinngs.