MARGRÉT SARA GUÐJÓNSDÓTTIR (BERLIN ) - CONSPIRACY CEREMONY – HYPERSONIC STATES
invisible forces, both political and energetic in nature, that are far greater than all of us
WHEN // WHERE // LANGUAGE // DURATION
Wednesday 15th November and Thursday 16th November at 18:00 // Smiðjan, Sölvhólsgötu 13, 101 Reykjavík // English // 60 minutes
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A symphony of pathologies, sentiments, and physical states originating in the personal emotional body are on display in this latest work by Icelandic choreographer Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir. Emotions rush through these bodies without filters. The viewer experiences extreme and at times painfully private states. Portraying the anonymous multitude, the five dancers are surrendered to, and moved by, invisible forces, both political and energetic in nature, that are far greater than all of us. The HYPERSTATES form a corporeal language that serves as a doorway into the subconscious. This
language is marked by an infinite presence that reveals and provokes in the same moment. It transfers itself into the bodies of the audience as they meet the performers with full intensity.
Together, they explore and confront the inner landscape of the de-bordered body, offering up an alternative reality of physical pleasure and pain that comes with surrendering to the HYPERSTATES.
In CONSPIRACY CEREMONY – HYPERSONIC STATES, Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir and her long-term artistic associates continue their in-depth research into a methodology that accesses physiological and emotional sub-worlds. Over a series of works (including the BLIND SPOTTING PERFORMANCE SERIES), she has developed a new genre of performative body language, and an original working method that directly informs her creative outcomes.
Margrét Sara was born and raised in Iceland, she 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 and minds. 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, Austria.
Direction, choreography, concept, stage, costumes : Margrét Sara Gudjónsdóttir
Choreography/performing : Johanna Chemnitz, Catherine Jodoin, Laura Siegmund,
Marie Topp, Suet-Wan Tsang
Music : Peter Rehberg
Lighting : Martin Beeretz
Dramaturgy : Anja Röttgerkamp
Dramaturgical Consultants : Richard Aslan, Zeina Hanna
„Somatic Archiving with the Living Archives Research Project” : Susan Kozel Philosopher in Residence / Archival Concept & Jeannette Ginslov Digital Media & AR Creation / Concept
Production Management : Elena Krüskemper, Local International GbR
Co-production and funding :
Funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Abteilung Kultur. With support by the Arts Council of Norway and Iceland and the City of Reykjavík.
Co-produced by : LÓKAL - Performing Arts Reykjavík, and Sophiensaele, Berlin.