One, doubled, a copy, a fake, two fakes, two of the same fake, identical, One.
This is The Valley, where the 2 become 1… or two.
In June, we welcome two Icelandic performers and choreographers, Inga Huld Hákonardóttir and Rósa Ómarsdóttir. They will be working on their new performance. The Valley is a place where man and machine have merged, where the boundaries between lifeless bodies and animate machines have blurred. The Valley is a place of doubles; where two become one, only to duplicate again. As it becomes unclear where one thing ends and another begins, how do we know which one is the replica? Playing with the border between the natural and the artificial, the performers use objects to make sounds and sounds to make movements, and question what is really in control. By dwelling in the ambiguous grey zone, in the valley of the uncanny, they bring to focus the double meaning of mechanical humans, artificial nature, organic machines and synthetic gardens. These double meanings put off the soothing comfort of the perfect symmetry, the perfect mathematical order.
Première: 19-22 November 2015, Reykjavik Dance Festival, Tjarnabíó