The Northman 2022

Director: Robert Eggers 

Choreography: Marie-Gabrielle Rotie  
Assistant Choreography: Stephen Moynihan

Choreography for the Main Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor Joy, Willem Dafoe, Beserkers and also other extras cast. 

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Marie-Gabrielle Rotie created choreography for the main cast Alexander Skarsgard, Anya Taylor Joy and Willem Dafoe in various specific scenes, including the Berserker Dance around a fire, the fools movement inside the court house, the slave dances in the woods. 

She worked very closely with the Director  Robert Eggers who did meticulous research into Viking Culture. As no actual specific dance exists from the period, the movement arose from research into Nordic legend,icons and visual images. Marie-Gabrielle drew upon her extensive experience of lecturing on shamanism, folklore and mythology to craft a suitable movement language and of course draws also upon her expertise in Butoh.

See the following articles for more information: 

Focus Features official website article 

The Face interview with Robert Eggers