Collaboration, Iceland Dance Company, GusGus and the Reykjavík Art festival. Harpan Concert house May 2012
CREATED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY
Aðalheiður Halldórsdóttir, Ásgeir Helgi Magnússon, Cameron Corbett, Emilía Benedikta Gísladóttir, Hannes Þór Egilsson, Hjördís Lilja Örnólfsdóttir, Inga Maren Rúnarsdóttir, Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir Þyri Huld Árnadóttir and Katrín Hall
SET AND LIGHTING DESIGN
Filippía Elísdóttir / Ýr þrastardóttir
ABOUT THE WORK
Journey is an unconventional piece where the interplay of dance, music and film bring to light unexplored emotions from the audience. The dancers, and dance-music icon, GusGus join forces to create a piece, not bound by one particular artform, to the short films by Reynir Lyngdal and Katrín Hall. Filippía Elísdóttir and Aðalsteinn Stefánsson are in charge of set, costume and lighting design. Led by the dancers and newly composed music from GusGus, the collective creativity of the group becomes the source of the journey.
The audience are taken on a magnificent journey into a world created by some of Iceland‘s greatest artists, a world bursting with life and unexpected occurences, taking place on a Reykjavik spring night.
“Raw creativity, humor and playfulness. They touched upon so many levels, in particular the sensual, forbidden and erotic. One should not forget Katrín Hall, who is leaving IDC, and her part in all of this. It is in this kind of pieces that the strength of the artistic director becomes apparent. It can be dangerous to bring together many different artists and hope that everything goes according to plan. They took a bold risk and they pulled it off.”
“A show full of action and clever solutions, the space was in a leading role along with the artist’s joy of performing.”
“Raving creativity, skillful dancers and choreography combined into one interesting whole.”
“Fun, humorous, and original…”
“This show marks the beginning of something new and exciting; it is an experiment to create a new presentation where many art forms combine. The result was a sizzling ambience of a new and exotic experience which is hard to describe.”