Roshanak Morrowatian (Iran, 1989) is a choreographer, dancer, actress, performer and lives in Maastricht. She holds a BA in dance and MA in dance composition from the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. After studying modern dance, Roshanak worked as a freelance dancer, performer and actress in the independent scene at home and abroad before pursuing her interest in choreography. She danced and performed in the work of Marina Abramovic, Pina Bausch, Joost Vrouenraets and others. For the performance Polished, she received the BNG Dance Award together with Mami Izumi and was part of the DansClick 22 tour. Roshanak won the Dutch Dance Days Award in 2020.
The desire for a more harmonious society runs like a thread through Roshanak's work. Unnoticed details, invisible people and forgotten stories take the leading role in her choreographies. Interdisciplinary performances in which themes such as identity, borders and belonging are central. As an artist, she searches for the physical roots in memory, the redefinition of traditions and rituals and where our movements come from.