Nulty Bod festival in Prague, Czech

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:
http://www.nultybod.cz/cs/detail/36/bara-sigfusdottir-the-lover

 

 

Residency for being at Grand Theatre Groningen - The Netherlands

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

 

Im performing in the work of Norwegian writer & choreographer Janne-Camilla Lyster in Gothenburg on March 1st, 2nd and 3rd @ 3:a Våningen! This time its a trio together with Marie-Louise Stenteberg and Cecilie Lindeman Steen. Pass by if around <3

I spent last week in residency here! #brugge #kaapcreativecompass #greatspot

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Impressions from the IETM Satellite meeting in Beirut

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

PRAXIS OSLO

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

I spent last week working in this sunny place  #stukleuven

                                                                                                                                                                     c bára sigfúsdóttir

                                                                                                                                                                     c bára sigfúsdóttir

Tonight THE LOVER visits GRONINGEN 

-Prepping together with my technicians Kris & Kasper!

A love letter

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 

-read the letter here-

 

ICE HOT festival in Copenhagen

-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... 

c Klaartje Oerlemans

c Klaartje Oerlemans

Pianofabriek

Last couple of weeks me and Eivind worked on TIDE in the rooftop studio of Pianofabriek, Brussels. It was relaxing to work in July when most people are on holiday. Time feels different. The streets are empty. The weather was good and the city a lot happier than in the rainy season / rest of the year.  The warmest day was 35°C - Pretty Hot. The structure of the piece melted together.  We are excited! We need to find costumes. We have two more weeks in residency before our WORLD PREMIERE OF TIDE which is happening at KC NONA in Mechelen on the 9th of September - Safe the date and see you there!! :)

c Karen María Jónsdóttir

c Karen María Jónsdóttir

-And for our audience and friends in Holland, we perform a try-out one week before at Best of the Fest Eindhoven on the 3rd of September!!! 

 

ICeland!!

These days Im up on Iceland and working on the performance TIDE together with Norwegian trumpet player Eivind Lønning!! Last week we had a residency at Sláturhúsið in the east at Egilsstaðir. This weeks its Dance atelier in Reykjavík. Its great to be in Iceland and see family and friends in between rehearsals. For our showing in Egilsstaðir my grandfathers sister unexpectedly showed up... she is 87 years old!! I was incredibly touched that she came (she heard about it on facebook!!) and I think she enjoyed to see what we were up to... although she was not convinced that we could make a living out of it..  :) Im happy that I manage somehow.

Tomorrow it will be our 2nd showing of work in progress at 16.00 in the Dance atelier, Reykjavík! Pass by if around!

xbára

c Aëla Labbé

c Aëla Labbé