Marie Brolin-Tani Choreographer, Sweden

Marie Brolin-Tani grew up in Stockholm, where she soon became acquainted with the music and theater world since her father was a violinist at the Stockholm Opera. However, she was determined to become a dancer, and at age 16, she was in 1974 admitted to The Swedish Academy of Ballet, and later she trained among others further at the London School of Contemporary Dance and École Joseph Russillo in Paris.

Marie Brolin-Tani has her artistic roots in the expressive, modern dance, which portrays the feelings between people, not least the great passions, both the pure and the perverted. Her choreography is often narrative, and may be based on a drama or a novel. Her various dance company’s international position have been reinforced by frequent international tours. In 1998 she created in collaboration with Aarhus Symphony Orchestra King Lear to music by Carl Nielsen, and the following year the work was set up by two South African companies in Pretoria, South Africa. In 1992 she established a ballet school and in 1996 a junior company. Together with her co-creator spouse, stage designer Hans-Olof Tani Marie Brolin-Tani succeeded to create the first real dance theater in Aarhus. It was the beginning of a work that made Århus known as an international dance center based on Brolin-Tanis high productivity as well as numerous award-winning and highly acclaimed dance performances throughout Europe. From 2001-2008 was Marie Brolin-Tani leader of Skåne’s Dance Theatre in Malmö and later she taught at the School of Contemporary Dance in Copenhagen. In 2013 Holstebro succeeded in getting her as artistic director of Black Box Dance Company, Holstebro.