Hediyeh Azma

Hediyeh is an Iranian choreographer and dancer, whose major dance style is Iranian court dance. She has been engaged with this movement system for over 23 years. Having also studied contemporary dance, her choreographies span traditional and contemporary Iranian dance styles. In 2012 and 2013, Hediyeh has received awards respectively as ‘the best performer’ and ‘the best director’ from the Iranian Festival called Point. Her MA thesis in dance anthropology was a case-study of a site-specific participatory performance. Currently, she lives in Norway as a freelance choreographer and works on her new site-specific project called ‘The One from Far’.

Awards & Honors​

  • 2020 Fund from KORO ( kunst i offentlige arenaer)
  • 2020 Fund from Art Council of Norway (Kulturrådet)
  • 2019  PUSH+ Failure by Scenekunstbruket, Norway-Belguim
  • 2019  R.E.D Residency, Norway
  • 2019  Winner of the Best Folklore Dancer’s Award at Oslo Oriental Dance Festival
  • 2018  Khoj International Artists Fellowship, India
  • 2016  Erasmus Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Dance Knowledge
  • 2015  Swedish institute Scholarship on Entrepreneurship
  • 2013  Winner of the Appreciation Award for directing at 3rd POINT FESTIVAL in Iran
  • 2012 Winner of the Best Experimental Actress Award at 2nd POINT FESTIVAL in Iran