11 > 17/12/2017 – Studio
Crescendo is a dance performance where three female bodies labour to disappear behind their relentless movements. A strange kind of hypnotic stage magic. Choreographer Katrín Gunnarsdóttir wants to investigate the act of humming and singing through laborious tasks and its transformation into movement and choreography through ritual and breathing patterns. She is inspired by resonance, rhythm and how labour intensive choreographies reveal the relationship between action and its affect.
Premiere: 22/03/2018, Tjarnarbíó Theatre (Reykjavík)
Katrín Gunnarsdóttir (1986) is an Icelandic choreographer and dancer based in Reykjavík. Katrín studied dance at Iceland Academy of the Arts and choreography at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, graduating in 2008. She received a DanceWEB scholarship in 2007 at the Impulstanz festival in Vienna. She has created Saving History (2014), Macho Man (2015), Shades of History (2016), for which she received the Icelandic Theatre Awards as 'dancer of the year' in 2017, and a collaboration with the National Theatre of Iceland called KVIKA (2016). Her work has been presented at numerous venues and festivals in Iceland and Europe. As a dancer and performer, Katrín has worked with Saga Sigurðardóttir, Erna Ómarsdóttir & Shalala, Kris Verdonck, Sander Breure and Witte Van Hulzen among others. She is also a member of the collective Marble Crowd. Info: www.katringunnarsdottir.com
Concept & choreography: Katrín Gunnarsdóttir – Performance: Heba Eir Kjeld, Védís Kjartansdóttir and Snædís Lilja Ingadóttir – Costumes and scenography: Eva Signý Berger – Sound design: Baldvin Magnússon – Light design: Magnús Arnar Sigurðarson – Dramaturgy: Alexander Roberts and Ásgerður G Gunnarsdóttir – Production: Katrín Gunnarsdóttir/Nudge – Co-Production: Reykjavík Dance Festival, Tjarnarbíó Theatre – With the support of: wpZimmer, Kunstencentrum BUDA, Dansearena Nord, Dance Atelier Reykjavík, Bora Bora Arhus – Funded by: Iceland Ministry of Education and Culture