The Carina Ari Medal 2018

Carina Ari Medal
The Carina Ari Medal 2018 is awarded to the dancer, choreographer, director and teacher Roine Söderlundh. For more than 30 years, he has been a strong and inspiring force on the art of dance in Sweden.

Roine SöderlundhRoine Söderlundh. Photo: Nikola Stankovic

With intense passion and enormous energy, he fuels a perpetual regeneration of the art, attracting new generations of dancers and musical artists to Sweden's major theatres.

Roine Söderlundh has created many memorable dance productions with entertainment and quality as his beacons. With great reverence for classical traditions, especially in show-dancing, he has taken the style and dance icons of the MGM era into the 21st century, with productions such as West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Singin' in the Rain, The Three Musketeers, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Chicago and Billy Elliot. World-class productions in Sweden.

Working indefatigably as a teacher and artistic director at several dance schools over the years, Roine Söderlundh conveys the magical power of dance to the dance stars of tomorrow.

On behalf of the Awards Committee, Rennie Mirro, the Carina Ari Memorial Fund

The Medal Committee: Gunilla Jensen, dance critic and dramaturge, Ana Laguna, professor and Royal Court Dancer, Rennie Mirro, dancer and actor.

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