“Men loved the earth so much that they devoured it; they consumed it completely. Then they
left because nothing remained for them. After their disappearance, nature grew and
constructed new lands” -Noémie Goudal


Moving between creation and destruction –THE LOVER contemplates the complex relationship between humans and nature. Bára Sigfúsdóttir makes space for different structures, rhythms and energies to exist and influence each other’s evolution. The body and it´s environment keep transforming throughout the performance, questioning what is human, what is animal, what is nature, what is man-made, what is organic…


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THE LOVER is a visual performance by Icelandic choreographer Bára Sigfúsdóttir, made in collaboration with visual artist Noémie Goudal, Icelandic musician BORKO and 88888. It got selected for the Circuit X network which promotes young 

From "A dangerous wonder" by Evelyne Coussens in De Theaterkrant NL, 19 october 2015;

"The magic of The Lover lies in the way in which Sigfúsdóttir constructs an allegory for an ancient process of creation, rather than an anecdotal history: it is not a birth, but life itself that emerges, in jerky stages. The unelaborated and concentrated language of movement opens the floodgates of the imagination. And paradoxically enough, this impersonal approach has something spiritual to it as well: despite all the convincing biological explanations, the contemplation of origin and transience – even in a performative context – remains a ‘miracle’. A dangerous miracle, definitely, but the way Bára Sigfúsdóttir makes palpable this disaster is also of great beauty."


Concept, choreography and performance: Bára Sigfúsdóttir
Concept and photography: Noémie Goudal
Scenography: Noémie Goudal in collaboration with 88888
Music and sound design: Borko
Dramaturgy: Sara Vanderieck
Lighting design: Kris Van Oudenhoven
Costume: Andrea Kränzlin
Technics: Kris Van Oudenhove and/or Marlies Jacques/Bardia Mohamad/Jeroen Verrecht
Production: Curtain Call Productions
Coproduction: Workspace BrusselsTAKT DommelhofVooruit (in the frame of the European Network DNA (Departures and Arrivals). Co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.)
With the support of: wpZimmerDansens Hus Stockholmde WarandeDe WerfCAMPOPianofabriek and Bora Bora Aarhus
With the financial support of: the Flemish Government, the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region, the French Embassy in Belgium (Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle (SCAC)


Work in progress film by Lars Kjær Dideriksen from my residency at Bora Bora - December 2015:


Photos from THE LOVER by Aëla Labbé:


20 march 2015 - TAKT festival – avant première Neerpelt BE

27 march 2015  - 50 years Beursschouwburg - première Performatik Brussels BE

28 march 2015  - 50 years Beursschouwburg / Performatik Brussel BE

11 april 2015   - CC De Spil i.s.m. CC Kortrijk Roeselare BE

31 july - 07 august 2015  -variation on location – Theater Aan Zee Oostende BE

9 september 2015  - Het Theaterfestival circuit x Brussels BE

17 september 2015  - c-mine Genk BE

20 october 2015 - Frascati Amsterdam NL

21 october 2015 - Frascati Amsterdam NL

23 october 2015  - cc lommel Lommel BE

25 november 2015  - Vooruit Ghent BE

28 november 2015  - moving futures DNW Vorst Tilburg NL

15 december 2015  - corrosia theatre Almere NL

25 january 2016  - stadsschouwburg Utrecht NL

03 february 2016  - de warande Turnhout BE

04 february 2016  - nona Mechelen BE

13 february 2016  - cc wetteren Wetteren BE

4 march 2016  - cc casino Koksijde BE

25 march 2016  - cc de meent Beersel BE

20 may 2016 - 19th international iranian festival of university theater Tehran IR

august 2016 (date tbc) -  Reykjavik Dance festival Reykjavik IS

3 february 2017 -  theater ’t Vrijtof Maastricht NL