I just spent a really nice week in Prague!
I traveled there for giving a couple of workshops (one open and another with The Spitfire Company) and on Saturday the 22nd of July I performed The Lover (Milenec in Czech) at the Celetne Theater, an intimate venue in the heart of the old town of Prague. I was invited by the lovely artistic team of Nulty Bod Festival and my stay was EU funded which meant that the performance was for free! Amazing!! We had a full house of audience, a great vibe and nice reactions. Thank you for hosting us Ludmila, Petra, Petr, Mirenka, Lucia and everybody else <3
It was a sunny week so in between work I got to spend some cozy time in the city. My favorite areas so far are Karlín and Holešovice. I hope to be back soon.
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Interview about THE LOVER on the Czech Radio:
http://prehravac.rozhlas.cz/audio/3893341 (it starts at 37:14)
Interview at Tanec Aktuality Czech dance magazine: http://www.tanecniaktuality.cz/s-barou-sigfusdottir-rada-premyslim-o-svem-tele-jako-o-vizualni-entite/
Festival website of Nulty Bod/Zero Degrees festival:
From the 3rd-13th of July I continued to work together with Masoumeh Jalalieh and Alireza Mirmohammadi on my new creation being. We had great working conditions and the piece developed a lot during those days.
You can find more info about the project on our blog: www.projectbeing.net
PREMIERE will be in CAMPO Gent (BE) on the 26th and 27th of October 2017 in collaboration with Vooruit. Book your tickets here: http://www.campo.nu/nl/production/9186/being
TIDE in Vondelpark for Julidans
I spent last week in residency here! #brugge #kaapcreativecompass #greatspot
I got invited to attend the IETM Satellite meeting in Beirut last autumn through a generous initiative by KUNSTENPUNT. This was my first time at both IETM and in Lebanon. Those days left a first impression of a special place, to say the least.
Read about the experiences of myself and others here at the Kunstenpunt TRAVELOUGES
And here you can read the REPORT from the meeting, written by journalist India Stoughton
In Oslo there exists a unique platform called Praxis. Every Friday from 9 until 11 a different dance artist is invited to share and reflect upon their research and current practise. Afterwards there is coffee and tea. I was there on the 10th and 17th of February. Thank you to everyone who came! I enjoyed.
More info: http://www.praxisoslo.no
The Lover in Maastricht
Tonight THE LOVER visits GRONINGEN
-Prepping together with my technicians Kris & Kasper!
I was (and still am!) touched and flattered to receive a poetic love letter written by American choreographer and writer Megan Bridge a couple of days ago. She experienced THE LOVER at the Nordic Ice Hot dance festival in Copenhagen last December 3rd. Im feeling very motivated to continue researching the body - a body - our body. A human reference we share no matter who we are or where in the world we come from. Thank you Megan! <3
-We are performing THE LOVER on location at the prestigious ICE HOT festival of Nordic dance at 14:00 in Dansehallerne today! Here is a photo from our preparations yesterday...
TIDE at cc Vondel in Halle last night!
Together with Eivind Lønning we premiered our duet TIDE on the 9th of September in kc Nona - a charming theater in the heart of Mechelen, Belgium. Tickets were sold out and we had a great time! Thanks to all of you who came for making it so special, and thanks to everybody who has supported us on the way!
This has been an inspiring collaboration. Eivind Lonning is a fantastic musician. A trumpet has endless possibilities of sound in his hands!! We decided early on that we would not use his usual mutes and in return he discovered several other creative ways of muting... It was interesting to explore different sound textures vs movements and their possible relations in such a thorough research, but we worked two months on the creation. TIDE has a clear structure but is an improvised piece at its core. This gives a great excitement when performing it and it is different every time. Be welcome to any of our upcoming performances!!