Biography

Soa Ratsifandrihana is a French-Malagasy dancer and choreographer. After studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Soa started out as a dancer in creations by James Thierrée (Tabac Rouge) and Salia Sanou (Du désir d’horizons). She then joined Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker’s company Rosas.Among many productions, Soa dances Fase (including the solo Violin Phase), which choreographer Anne Teresa passed on for the first time to a new generation of dancers. This piece was named one of the ‘Best dances of 2019’ by the New York Times. Soa Ratsifandrihana’s name was highlighted for the quality of her interpretation. Recently, she joined Boris Charmatz’s team for the touring project 20 dancers for the 20th century and more, where she shared her approach to improvisation.

Alongside her work as a performer, Soa develops her own work. In 2016, she collaborated with the musicians Sylvain Darrifourcq and Ronan Courtyon the minimalist and nervous writing of Tendimite. Recently, she choreographed Folia with Aure Wachter and the HowNow company, presented at the Cologne Philharmonic in August 2020. Today, she is based in Brussels where she has introduced her solo g r oo v e

At present, Soa is interested in movement, music and poetry. Through dance, she wants to achieve a synthesis between spontaneity and rigorous composition, against a background of history that resembles her.

 

 

Soa Ratsifandrihana