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Suzie R. Davies started her career dancing in the Monty Python film The Meaning of Life in 1983. She graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 1992 after which she joined Uppercut Danseteater in Copenhagen. She then moved to Bergen where she stayed for almost ten years working as a dancer in Carte Blanche. During this period she also toured with Ingun Bjørnsgaard Prosjekt, and took time off from Carte Blanche to work with JazzXchange in London. Suzie has worked as an actor and dancer with Alan Lucien Øyen’s company Winter Guests since 2007. In 2012 Suzie established her own dance company DEED in collaboration with her partner Mattias Ekholm. They are currently working on their fourth project together. http://www.deed.no. Suzie has been teaching regularly for many years and often gives classes at PRODA in Oslo and Trondheim. In 2010 Suzie was awarded FFUK’s Rolf Gammleng Prize for her work as a dancer.


News:


DEED have received funding for a new project Bent Out Of Shape, which will premiere at Olavshallen in Trondheim during the Multiplié festival in April 2018, followed by performances at Bærum Kulturhus.


In April DEED were invited by DansiT to perform WolfMan/Lycanthropy at Avant Garden during Dansens Dager. DEED’S new production, Bent Out Of Shape, will be co-produced by DansiT and Bærum Kulturhus. They will start the production with a 3-week residency in Trondheim during October and November of 2017, and will continue researching and rehearsing during January, February and March of 2018. Their roles will again be as both creators and performers. Bent Out of Shape is supported by Norsk Kulturrad and Fond For Lyd og Bilde.


In December 2017 Suzie will be performing again in the Winter Guests production Jingle Horse! at Den Norske Opera & Ballett, Oslo.


This autumn Suzie performed in Winter Guest’s ‘America 3 - Super Amateur’, which premiered at Dansens Hus in Oslo in September.


Suzie also performed with Kate Pendry at KODE Performance Festival in Bergen, in Johnny Johnson’s Election Service.


In May Suzie hosted the opening ceremony of the Festspille in Bergen together with her co-host Andrew Wale. Written and Directed by Winter Guests.


In the Spring of 2017 Suzie and her company DEED premiered with the performance I Count When She Walks, at Scenehuset in Oslo. Suzie shares the roles of Artistic Director and Choreographer with Mattias Ekholm, and they were both performing in this production. Supported by Norsk Kulturrad, Fond For Lyd og Bilde, and FFUK.


Autumn 2016 DEED attended Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf. Suzie performed with Winter Guests in America Ep. 2 - Psychopatriot at Dansens Hus in Oslo. This was the second episode of the trilogy America. Episode one America - Visions of Love premiered in 2009 and the third episode is programmed for 2017 at Dansens Hus.


Spring 2016 Suzie and DEED worked on their latest production I Count When She Walks. In February and March they created a piece for Northern Contemporary Dance School in Leeds, UK.


Autumn 2015 DEED started working on their latest production with a residency at The Yorkshire Dance Centre in Leeds, UK. DEED also choreographed for Bårdar Danseinstitutt in Oslo in September. In October Suzie performed in the 50th birthday celebration of Johnny Johnson by Kate Pendry at Dramatikkenshus, followed by a tour to the Czech republic with Karen Foss Quiet Works and the performance Golden Evil. Suzie then worked with Winter Guests in the performance Jingle Horse!’ at Den Norske Opera & Ballett, which premiered the 28th November.


Spring 2015 Suzie performed in Golden Evil at Cornerteater, Bergen. DEED held a workshop at Teater Innlandet in Hamar arranged by SIB. DEED also performed WolfMan/Lycanthropy at Yorkshire Dance in Leeds in March. This is a solo performance for Mattias Ekholm created and choreographed together with Suzie. 


Autumn 2014 Suzie worked with Karen Foss Quiet Works in the performance Golden Evil, which premiered in December at Scenehuset in Oslo. Suzie also taught Ballet at PRODA. Spring 2014 Suzie choreographed and performed in The Performance Formerly Known As Sexy together with Mattias Ekholm and their company DEED. The performance premiered in February at Dansens Hus in Oslo.


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