Theatre Rio Rose was founded by Tove Bornhøft and Daniela Piccari in 1985. Tove Bornhøft has created the theatre’s profile as artistic director since the start. Six years ago, the theatre found its niche in producing theatre for adult audiences. Previously, Theatre Rio Rose had great success with theatre for both children and adults.
Theatre Rio Rose works with the devising method, which means that each production is created in a collaborative process with all involved. The production’s skeleton is created through improvisations, and developed through rehearsals until a tight, choreographed performance with a complete manuscript is achieved. Over the years, the theatre has been inspired by among others, the German choreographer, Pina Bausch and filmmakers John Cassavetes and Roy Andersson.
Theatre Rio Rose has toured 18 countries in Europe, Japan and Canada.