STEINUNN KETILSDÓTTIR (REYKJAVÍK) - OVERSTATEMENT/OVERSTEINUNN: Expressions of Expectations
Expect nothing! Expect everything! Expect anything! Expect something!
Steinunn Ketilsdóttir is an Icelandic dance artist based in Reykjavík. She holds a BA in Dance from Hunter College since 2005 and recently she finished her MA in Performance Studies at Tisch School of the Arts NYU. She works both independently creating solo performances and group works and in collaboration with other artists. Steinunn is currently developing her ongoing solo project, OVERSTATEMENT/OVERSTEINUNN: Expressions of Expectations, and the choreographic research projcet EXPRESSIONS:the power an politics of expectations in dance. Steinunn was recently appointed a research fellow at the Performing Arts Department of Iceland Academy of the Arts.
www.steinunnketilsdottir.com // email@example.com
WHEN // WHERE // LANGUAGE // DURATION
Sunday 19th November at 15:00 // Tjarnarbíó, Tjarnargata 12, 101 Reykjavík // English // 60 minutes
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OVERSTATEMENT/OVERSTEINUNN: Expressions of Expectations is an on-going solo project by Icelandic choreographer Steinunn Ketilsdóttir. Through a series of articulated and embodied statements she expresses the expectations of a performance and the performer, concurrently questioning those very expectations.
The project emerged from her struggle to explain and articulate her artistic works and visions in academic and institutional settings. Faced with the challenge she decided to fulfil expectations by over-articulating, over- explaining and over-expressing herself in an attempt to convey her multiplicity. She would OVERSTATE herself and make an OVERSTATEMENT. Steinunn has many expectations of what this project will be, or not be. What it might be. And what it might not be. What it should be. And what it should not be. Since the initiation of the project in May 2016 she has made fourteen public statements, Statement #1 thru #14, and she will continue to make statements until it is enough..
Concept and creation : Steinunn Ketilsdóttir
Performer : Steinunn Ketilsdóttir
Lighting designer : Leticia Skrycky
Costume assistant : Erna Guðrún Fritz