14. - 18. NOVEMBER 2018


“I’ll be ResurrecDEAD as your ultimate fantasy – a sexy dead virgin”.


Saturday 18th November at 21:00 // Tjarnarbíó, Tjarnargötu 12, 101 Reykjavík // English // 75 minutes

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Repentance just might manifest from behind The Famous’ ghastly gaze, if she can put her slutty soul to rest…

Blurring the lines between live art, dance, theatre and fine art, The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein plunges into the ghostly underworld of popular culture. Examining the myth of Medusa, Nicki Minaj and her own legendary self(ie), Notorious examines pop culture’s take on the female monster.

A pioneer in the field of performance and live art Holstein’s irreverent blend of music, dance and witch-bitch ritual searches for redemption in the face of promiscuity. Combining pop culture with striking physically embodied visuals, The Famous continues to take risks with this new interdisciplinary performance following on from Splat! which sold out at the Barbican in 2013, commissioned by SPILL Festival of Performance.

Notorious examines the ways in which popular culture, social media and neoliberal consumerism have significantly redefined the ways in which we relate to the female body, the figure of the witch, and public shaming. 

Commissioned by Fierce and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. Supported using public funds by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and by PACT Zollverein, Kone Foundation and the Barbican.

Since 2010, The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein has developed a substantial body of work presented in Live Art, dance, and theatre contexts including The Barbican (London), Laban Theatre (London), In Between Time Festival (Bristol), and Abrons Art Center (New York), gaining respect and notoriety within the Live Art world. Her most prominent work to date, Splat!, premiered as the opening of SPILL 2013 at The Barbican, London. It was named Time Out’s ‘Critic’s Choice in Dance’, a ‘Must See Show of 2013’, one of The Stage’s ‘Dance Picks of 2013’, and one of The Guardian’s ‘Theatre Picks’. A segment on Splat!, and The Famous’ wider practice, was featured on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. She is about to premiere and tour a new stage piece, Notorious, commissioned by Fierce (Birmingham) and the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (Brighton), and supported by The Barbican(London), Arts Council England, PACT Zollverein (Essen, Germany), Koneen Säätiö (Hietamäki and Helsinki,Finland). The Famous holds a PhD from Queen Mary, University of London and has published several articles and book chapters.


Created by : The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein

Associate Artist : Krista Vuori

Collaborators : Krista Vuori and Brogan Davison

Design by : David Curtis-Ring

Produced by : Sally Rose

Lighting design by : Martin Langthorne

Production Manager : Hannah Moore

Company Stage Manager : Chloe Dorato

Marketing and Producing Assistant : Molly Giles

Company Production Assistant : Lóa Björk

Dramaturg : Eirini Kartsaki

Development by : In Company Collective

Press by : Mobius

Running Time: 75 minutes | Suitable for ages 16+| Contains nudity

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