MARGRÉT SARA GUÐJÓNSDÓTTIR
Conspiracy Ceremony-HYPERSONIC STATESA spellbinding performance grounded in a practice that brings together the physiological and psychological states of the body.
Friday December 14th
10:00 – 11:30
Bíó Paradís, Hverfisgata 54
And it is true that something incredible happens in this “conspiratorial ceremony” in which Gudjónsdóttir involves five dancers…No one, probably, has ever been so successful in rhyming with a state of choreographic urgency. The Conspiracy Ceremony changes the game. With her research on myofascial release and her personal approach to somatic practices, Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir has opened doors to the invisible and buried body memory. The performers manage, with a minimum of gestures, to create energetic fields that link their bodily presence to very powerful and almost palpable mental ones.”
– Thomas Hahn, dansercanalhistorique.fr, 22/05/2018
Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir and her long term collaborators continue an in-depth research into her methodology that accesses physiological and emotional sub-worlds. Over a series of works, she has developed a new genre of performative body language, and an original working method that directly informs her creative outcomes. 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.
Direction, choreography, concept, stage, costumes: Margrét Sara Gudjónsdóttir
Choreography/performing: Johanna Chemnitz, Catherine Jodoin, Laura Siegmund, Marie Topp, Suet-Wan Tang
Music: Peter Rehberg
Lighting: Martin Beeretz
Dramaturgy: Anja Röttgerkamp
Dramaturgical Consultants: Richard Aslan, Zeina Hanna
Production: Local International GbR – Elena Krüskemper
Distribution: Something Great
Co-produced by LÓKAL – Performing Arts Reykjavík and Sophiensaele, Berlin.
Funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Abteilung Kultur Supported by Arts Council of Norway and Iceland and the City of Reykjavík.
Somatic Archiving with the Living Archives Research Project: Susan Kozel Philosopher in Residence / Archival Concept & Jeannette Ginslov Digital Media & AR Creation / Concept