SUNDAY DOUBLE BILL
WHAT A FEELING
AN ICELAND DANCE COMPANY PRODUCTION BY HALLA ÓLAFSDÓTTIR AND LOVÍSA ÓSK GUNNARSDÓTTIR IN COLLABORATION WITH THE IDC DANCERS
BY RÓSA ÓMARSDÓTTIR AND INGA HULD HÁKONARDÓTTIR
Sunday 28th 19.00
You can see both shows with one ticket.
Tjarnarbío, Tjarnargata, 101 RVK
Approx. 160 minutes including the interval
Tickets for this show can be bought via www.tix.is for 3900 ISK or at the reduced price of 2500 ISK for the unemployed, students, artists and pensioners. This show is also included in the five show festival pass – more info at www.tix.is.
ABOUT THE WORK
Sunday Double Bill with Iceland Dance Company's WHAT A FEELING by Halla Ólafsdóttir and Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir in collaboration with the dancers of IDC and THE VALLEY by Inga Huld Hákonardóttir and Rósa Ómarsdóttir.
WHAT A FEELING
In their continuous search for new approaches when creating dance, Halla and Lovisa use the conventional as a medium for expressing the exceptional. They are interested in collaboration and want to focus on the dancer as an individual. Together with the IDC dancers they have designed a personal favourite solo for each dancer, based on their inner desires, aspirations and history.
What a feeling premiered in May 2016 as a part of Iceland Dance Company's performance evening Persona.
Aðalheiður Halldórsdóttir, Iceland Dance Company dancer, received the Icelandic Performing Arts Award (Gríman) 2016 for best performance by dancer for her solo in What a feeling.
The Valley is a place where man and machine have merged and 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. What is a replica of which? Playing on the line of what is natural and what is artificial the performers use objects to make sounds and sounds to make movements as they 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. This double meaning puts off the soothing comfort of the perfect symmetry, the perfect mathematical order.
We are forced to deal with cognitive conflicts in everyday life, when we find ourselves in unfamiliar situations. In days where the virtual is valued as a real world, we are asking ourselves what is a representation of which? Instead of juxtaposing the artificial and the natural, can we experience them together as something real, as a synchronized concept? When the line between what is genuine and what is false becomes obscured, the valley deepens and ambiguous meanings arise.
The Valley premiered in RDF in November 2015. The work saw Inga and Rósa nominated for no less than three National Performing Arts Awards here in Iceland (Gríman), eventually winning the 'Best Choreographer' category.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS