Artist directors: Erna Ómarsdóttir og Valdimar Jóhannsson.
Iceland Dance Company present SACRIFICE, a collection of new commanding creations exploring the relationship between art and religion. Inspired by the idea of the ritual as an essential part of life, SACRIFICE takes over Reykjavík City Theatre in a celebration of dance, art and music where audiences move from one space to the next, experiencing a different ritual in each place. No Tomorrow, a new creation by performance- and visual artist Ragnar Kjartansson and choreographer Margrét Bjarnadóttir, focuses on the idea of youth with a group of dancers with acoustic guitars and music by The National’s Bryce Dessner. Union of the North, created by renowned American visual artist Matthew Barney, choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir and musician Valdimar Jóhannsson is a performative video installation, attempting to fuse together consumerism and the spiritual in an act of marriage. Dias Irae by visual artist Gabriela Friðriksdóttir is part video-installation, part choreographed ritual that focuses on the transition from life to death. Made in collaboration with Ómarsdóttir and Jóhannsson, the video also serves as an inspiration for their choreography, Shrine. Finally the festivities reach an immersive peak at the already bustling Market, where people present their beliefs, ideas and solutions for a sustainable future.
Strike of no thought
Mute Comp. Physical Theater. Touring 2016/17. Produced in 2016.
Choreography: Kasper Ravnhøj in cooperation with the cast.
Philosophical and challenging physical theater by Kasper Ravnhøj inspired by the artist, strategist and legendary samurai Miyamoto Musashi. His masterpiece; The Book of Five Rings has inspired the world regardless of beliefs and worldviews – from Japanese businessmen to European philosophers.
"The wildest thing on the Danish stage ever."Henrik Lyding, JP
More info: www.Mute-comp.dk
The Strike of No Thought_Trailer_FINAL
The Icelandic Dance Company. Touring 2015/16/17. Produced in 2015.
Masks: Rebekka Moran & Heimir Sverrisson inspired by the original masks by Alexandra Mein.
“World-class dancers.. a united and strong dance company.” “This truly is a piece you need to experience. I held my breath the whole performance” “If I was 13 years old, this would be the piece that changed my life and inspired me to dance” Icelandic National Radio
More info: http://id.is/black-marrow-2/
Black Marrow by Damien Jalet and Erna Ómarsdóttir
Performed in Iceland Dance Company's production 2015.
Choreography: DamienJalet and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Dancers: Cameron Corbett, Einar Nikkerud, Elín Signý Weywadt Ragnarsdóttir, Halla Þórðardóttir, Hjördís Lilja Örnólfsdóttir, Inga Maren Rúnarsdóttir, Sergio Parés Agea og Þyri Huld Árnadóttir.
Lighting: Björn Bergsteinn Guðmundsson
Costumes: Júlíanna Steingrímsdóttir
Set: Alexandra Mein, Erna Ómarsdóttir and Damien Jalet,
The Evocation by Damien Jalet and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
PLUMWINE, HIGHWAY, LEMON
Mute Comp. Physical Theater. Produced 2014.
Choreography: Kasper Ravnhøj in cooperation with the cast.
Composition: Won Il (KR) and Anna Katrin Egilstrøð (FO).
Live musicians: Anna Katrin Egilstrøð (FO), Park Kyungso(KR) (gayageum), Kim Yonghwa (KR) (haegeum), Lee Aram (KR) (daegeum), Ko Myungjin (KR) (percussion).
Set design: Johan Kølkjær
Light design: Michael Breiner
Sound design: Ask Kæreby
Dramaturge: Anne Hübertz Brekne
(…) The dancers are excellent. With effortless flow and acrobatic spans they throw themselves into melees or one distinct solo one after one – to die is indeed a lonely experience – each has one´s own way.
More info: www.mute-comp.com
Plumwine - highway - lemon trailer 90 sec
Coreographer: Saga Sigurðardóttir
Music: Hallvarður Ásgeirsson and Good Moon Deer (Guðmundur Ingi Úlfarsson & Ívar Pétur Kjartansson)
Set design and costumes: Guðný Hrund Sigurðardóttir
Performers: Elín Signý W. Ragnarsdóttir, Elísabet Birta Sveinsdóttir, Heba Eir Kjeld, Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Kristinn Guðmundsson, Oddur Júlíusson, Sigurður Arent Jónsson and Védís Kjartansdóttir
Master of lights: Ólafur Ágúst Stefánsson
Master of sound: Kristinn Gauti Einarsson
Through choral voice-composition, club techno, aerobics and velour, Saga Sigurðardóttir and her collaborators arrive at a work in three acts that conjures up an aesthetics of suffering. An aesthetics of suffering to be revered as a thing of beauty and grace.
Transaquania - Into Thin Air
Choreography: Erna Ómarsdóttir and Damien Jalet
Artist directors: Erna Ómarsdóttir, Damien Jalet and Gabríela Friðriksdóttir
Music and sound: Good Moon Deer (Guðmundur Úlfarsson and Ívar Pétur Kjartansson)
A room full of mattresses, nine females, a drummer and a drum kit. A pile of leftover objects which are brought to life. The mattresses become a springboard for the dancers´ impulses. The piece is about a leap into the void. It is highly energetic, driven by playfulness, wild joy and humour. And guts. Original music score by Icelandic electronic/acoustic duo Good Moon Deer.
Choreography: Steinunn Ketilsdóttir og Sveinbjörg Þórhallsdóttir
Music: Andrea Gylfadóttir
Costumes: Jóní Jónsdóttir
Dancers: Díana Rut Kristinsdóttir, Elín Signý W. Ragnarsdóttir, Eydís Rose Vilmundardóttir, Gígja Jónsdóttir, Halla Þórðardóttir, Saga Sigurðardóttir, Snædís Lilja Ingadóttir, Valgerður Rúnarsdóttir and Védís Kjartansdóttir
Light design: Jóhann Bjarni Pálmason
Choreography: Unnur Elísabet Gunnarsdóttir
Dancers: Berglind Rafnsdóttir, Ellen Margrét Bæhrenz, Elín Signý W. Ragnarsdóttir, Sigríður Ólöf Valdimarsdóttir, Þórey Birgisdóttir.
Camera: Antje Taiga Jandrig
Music: Viktor Orri Árnason
Costume- and set design: Raluca Grada-Emandi
Motion graphics: Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu
Lighting design: Jóhann Ágúst Friðriksson
Producer, camera and edit: Gunnar Hansson
VIVID - Trailer (3:40 min.)
Strengir (Strings) is a devised durational mixed media performance by Vinnslan where the real and the artificial in theatre is explored. Strings looks behind the masks and the scenes in the creative making process; when are the performers performing, when are the artists real, and when are they honest, even vulnerable – or is it even possible in front of an audience?
Vinnslan: Vala Ómarsdóttir, director and performer Harpa Fönn Sigurjónsdóttir, producer Guðmundur Ingi Þorvaldsson, performer Biggi Hilmars, music direction and performer María Kjartans, visual direction and video installation Arnar Ingvarsson, light design and performer Starri Hauksson, bar managment
Guest artists: Hinrik Þór, dramaturg Kristína Berman, costumes, props and set design Guðrún Bjarnadóttir, actress María Dalberg, actress Hallur Ingólfsson, actor Rósa Ómarsdóttir, coreographer Heba Eir Kjeld, dancer Elín Signý, dancer
Strings/Strengir by Vinnslan
Choreography: Sveinbjörg þórhallsdóttir
Dancers: Anna Kolfinna Kuran, Arna Sif Gunnarsdóttir, Arndís Benediktsdóttir, Berglind Ýr Karlsdóttir, Elín Signý W. Ragnarsdóttir, Elísabet Birta Sveinsdóttir, Gígja Jónsdóttir, Guðrún Selma Sigurjónsdóttir og Halla Þórðardóttir.
Music: Lilja Björk Runólfsdóttir
Costumes: Eva Signý Berger and Mao
Video: Máni M. Sigfússon
Lights: Magnús Arnar Sigurðarson
How does the modern woman deal with different roles in society full of different challenges?
Graduation Piece for dance programme at Iceland Academy of the Arts, National Theatre.
Layers of Skin
Elín Signý joined Retina Dance Company for one seamster. She was replacing one of the main dancer (Pauline De Laet) in the performance: Layers of Skin. This was as part of her internship while she was still in school 2012.
Choreography: Fillip Van Huffel.
Dancers: Original Cast: Kristina Alleyne, Pauline De Laet, Erin Harty, Steven Martin, David Michel and Matthew Slater.