Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen travels through dance with an open heart and a critical mind seeking to tell stories from the place where reality meets fantasy and fiction. Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen is a Danish artist based between Amsterdam and Copenhagen. She works with choreography, performance, singing and writing.
Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen grew up by the North Sea in Denmark, a place she carries with her always, and the place that Cold Hawaii is named after. She completed her studies at the SNDO (School for New Dance Development – Amsterdam) in 2017 with the solo Remembrane. The solo won her the Moving Forward trajectory the same year and gave her the opportunity to create her first production after school, the piece Hope and Heavy Metal. In her works, she uses word and voice, dance and sound as power tools to deal with the female body on and off stage, she does this through loneliness, rage, intimacy and humour. Stigsdatter is a member of Jacuzzi Dance space in Amsterdam, Dance Cooperative in Copenhagen, and she is part of the writing collective Awful. Being part of these collectives and shaping the dance community and the politics around it is very important in regards to her function as an artist.
Next to making her own work, she works as an adviser and performer for other artists. She is currently touring Cold Hawaii and is working on the project Ongoing Pleasures, a femme fatale musical.