Photo: Filippo Candida
Búi Rouch is a contemporary dancer, performer, choreographer and teacher from the Faroe Islands based in Munich. He started his way into the performing arts as a teenager, being a part of the ensemble “Huðrar” through which he got in contact with the the interdisciplinary aspects of performing arts.
His pursue of a career in the performing arts brought him to study dancetheatre at Akademiet in Copenhagen, acting and drama at the Kogan Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, and contemporary dance at Iwanson International in Munich. Since 2013, he is an active member of the dance scene in Munich within the field of contemporary dance, dance theatre and performance art. He has worked and collaborated with artists, directors and choreographers such as: Ersan Montag, Katja Wachter, Romeo Castellucci, Cindy van Acker, Johanna Richter, Daphna Horenczyk, Tomer Zirkilevich, Katrin Schafitel, Johannes Härtl, Cristina D’Alberto, Funda Gül Özcan, Ceren Oran and many others.
The cross-over field between movement, sound composition, text and light, is of special interest in his own work and collaborations. His most recent piece Optikum was performed at Gasteig in Munich and in Zagreb Dance Centre in October 2018, and other creations and co-creations have been performed at festivals such as The Nordic Performing Arts Festival, HIER =JETZT, Berlin Performing Arts Festival and Regensburger Tanztage.
In September 2018, Búi started as a faculty teacher at Iwanson International School of Contemporary Dance, teaching improvisation, movement research and guiding students in creative processes. Since spring 2019, he is also a guest teacher at the Otto Falkenberg acting academy in Munich.
Búi was awarded an artistic entrepreneural grant from the Faroese Culture Grant Fund in 2018, with which he continued his artistic training at the Paris Summer Academy 2018. In 2019, he was also awarded the prize “Young artist of the year” prize by the Faroese Ministry of Culture, Education and Research.