still from the short movie SHE DOP @Kris

Dorotea Saykaly



Originally from Montreal, 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. During the next 8 years with the company, Dorotea also experimented with the mediums of screen dance. She co-created, choreographed and performed in the screen dance films PAINTED (2012) and Brief Candle (2013) which were featured in international film festivals. In 2014, Dorotea relocated to Sweden to join the Goteborg Danskompani where she has worked with renown choreographers such as Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet, Marcos Morau, Sharon Eyal and Alan Lucien Oyen. Initiating opportunities to create herself, she choreographed her first solo UNraveling which was later awarded the Audience Prize at the Warsaw Zawirowania Competition. She has since then created Try Not To Spill (a collaboration with Arika Yamada) for NUDANS 2017, a creation program with the Goteborg Danskompani; Sing to me a deeper Song, May 2017; Rosy Retrospection, as part of the 3D National project by the Goteborg Danskompani in 2018; DOUBLE BLINDED, June 2019; SHE, her second solo which premiered in Montreal 2019 and based on the the novel “The Passion According to G.H.” by Brazilian author, Clarice Lispector. Her short film SHE, inspired from her stage solo, will be released in 2021. Dorotea is the recipient of the inaugural Emily Molnar Emerging Choreographer Award and is currently creating her new work RELIC for Ballet BC.