Research Hypersonic States


Research Hypersonic States

The upcoming residency at wpZimmer will be building on a previous extended research of the “Ruined Body” and “the Empty Body”. Margrét will initiate a major new phase of research focusing on group-performance practices by developing a choreographic method and vocabulary enabling the performers to access, embody and move between series of so-called Hyperstates. Each of these Hyperstates, be it rage, ecstasy, grief, thrill, terror, or joy, will be called upon by the performer, employed choreographically, and then released. Harnessing these Hyperstates is an attempt to create a new approach to convey a pure emotional and physical dialogue to an audience that is freed from the filter of narrative.

Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir

Margrét Sara has toured internationally with her own work since 2010 and currently lives and works in Berlin. Displaying the politics of intimacy is a core theme within her choreographic work while working with and exploring pathologies of the social political body within our own bodies. Margrét Sara has collaborated with a consistent team of performers over the last five years and the soundscapes which accompany the works are exclusively created by and with Peter Rehberg (PITA),electronic composer and director of the record label Editions MEGO in Vienna.

In 2015 Margrét Sara became artist in residence at the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm. Creating her second commissioned work for the Cullberg Ballet in 2017. She teaches periodically at the Icelandic Dance company, dance department of the Art University of Iceland, BA dance program at DOCH in Stockholm, MA department of choreography in the Theater Academy of the Art University of Helsinki, Dansalliansen Stockholm, Dansehallerne Copenhagen, Kiezkieken- program of dance workshops for refugee women in Berlin, BA dance program at Academia Nazionale di Danza in Rome