Simone Wierød is a Danish choreographer based in Copenhagen.
Her work revolves around the question of how we with the language of choreography can address current agendas in society. Her main tool is bodily movement, but other choreographic elements in her works are objects, space and sound. She uses choreography as a tool to investigate and understand the cultural, social and political context she lives and works in. A key word for her praxis is functionality, as she values a simplistic aesthetic and use of minimal measures to achieve the expression wanted. She works from a conceptual base and uses a play with structures, kinetics, musicality and dynamics as an essential part of her work.
Currently she is touring her dance film SOLUS (see "works" for tour schedule). Next project is a research at Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan, where she is chosen to take part in an artistic residency in autumn 2018.
She graduated from Danceworks Berlin in 2014 and her work has so far be shown in 17 different countries in 4 continents. She has been awarded for her choreographic work, most recently for SOLUS and before that for her ironic dance duet WWW.
Besides working as a choreographer, she is a board member and part of the artistic leadership at HAUT theatre in Copenhagen and served as the Festival Manager for Young Choreographers – The Festival (DK) in 2017