RAGNAR ÍSLEIFUR BRAGASON (IS) - OLD
an ode to age
WHEN // WHERE // LANGUAGE // DURATION
Saturday 17th November at 14:00 & 16:00 // Mengi, Óðinsgata 2 , 101 Reykjavík // English // 45 minutes
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As we grow older, our joints stiffen and our movements become slower. Our body gradually morphs into its final state. Ragnar Ísleifur Bragason is old, he’s home alone. He keeps himself busy with sweeping the floor, walking around, packing. Who is he? Is he going somewhere? Is he maybe leaving and not coming back?
OLD is an ode to age, to old people who are a growing part of human race but don’t get much public attention. Which seems a bit awkward, given that most of us do get old and end our existence on earth as slow movers with a lot of time on our hands but limited ability to use it before it all blows away.
Author and performer: Ragnar Ísleifur Bragason
Movement: Hrefna Lind Lárusdóttir
Set design: Ragnheiður Maísól Sturludóttir
Consultants: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson and Jörundur Ragnarsson
Ragnar Ísleifur Bragason is a performer and writer. He studied Theatre Making at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and is an active member of Kriðpleir Theatre Group. Ragnar has also been active as a member of the theatre collective 16 Lovers and is co-founder of the “Artists’ Theatre”, a collective of artists who focus on performance and cabaret.