Per Roar is a choreographer and doctoral student at Theatre Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki. His artistic work combines choreographic exploration with a social-political interest – an approach supported by his diverse educational background, which includes: choreography (Oslo National Academy of the Arts, KHIO), Performance Studies (New York University), and history and social sciences (University of Oslo, Corvinius University Budapest, and Oxford University). Per Roar is a recipient of the National Endowments of the Arts’ Fellowship for Artists (2000–2003) appointed as the first research fellow in choreography at KHIO (2003–2006), and in 2012 awarded the State’s Guarantee Income for Artists in Norway. In his doctoral project he explores a contextual approach to choreography by looking at the phenomena of grieving.

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