Crescendo, not as a climax, but as a quiet wave. A quiet passing through a trio of bodies, conjoined by an ever mutating flow of movements, song and listening.

This triple headed, triple voiced, triple bodied solo, creates a space of great tenderness, care and attention, in which three can attempt to become one.

With this new dance work, Crescendo, Icelandic choreographer Katrín Gunnarsdóttir draws upon the history of women’s collective physical labour and in particular its relation to repetitive motions and song, to generate a situation of intimate female assembly, convergence and coalescence.

Premiere 22nd of March 2018 at Tjarnarbíó Theatre,Reykjavík

Katrín Gunnarsdóttir

Katrín Gunnarsdóttir 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.


Concept & choreography: Katrín GunnarsdóttirPerformance: Heba Eir Kjeld, Védís Kjartansdóttir and Snædís Lilja IngadóttirCostumes and scenography: Eva Signý BergerSound design: Baldvin MagnússonLight design: Magnús Arnar SigurðarsonDramaturgy: Alexander Roberts and Ásgerður G GunnarsdóttirProduction: Katrín Gunnarsdóttir/NudgeCo-Production: Reykjavík Dance Festival, Tjarnarbíó TheatreWith the support of: wpZimmer, Kunstencentrum BUDA, Dansearena Nord, Dance Atelier Reykjavík, Bora Bora ArhusFunded by: Iceland Ministry of Education and Culture