It’s Volleyball HallelujahAlla and Ylfa guide you through the strange and fascinating world of Icelandic adult volleyball.
Saturday December 15th
10:00 – 11:30
Bíó Paradís, Hverfisgata 54
Volleyball players/actresses Aðalbjörg Árnadóttir (middle blocker) and Ylfa Áskelsdóttir (outside hitter) make up the duo Díó. 5 years ago they stepped into the idiosyncratic, complex world of Icelandic adult volleyball. After dozens of competitions around the country, plenty of medals, drama and injury, they are eager to invite you to join them for an evening of volleyball.
It’s Volleyball Hallelujah is a performance that takes its script and structure from the movement score of an adult volleyball final. Throughout the research phase, the performers have conducted numerous interviews, while documenting their own careers as rising stars within the world of adult volleyball.
Díó consists of two theater makers who for the past ten years have worked together as part of performance group 16 Lovers. Díó strives to experiment with their working methods, using strict frames and rules to represent their performances. Next project: A national history of queuing.
Aðalbjörg graduated from the acting program at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2005. She now works as an actress and theatre maker.
Ylfa Ösp Áskelsdóttir graduated from the Film and Theatre School Holberg in Copenhagen in 2007. She now works as an actress and theatre maker.
Performer and creator: Aðalbjörg Árnadóttir
Performer and creator: Ylfa Ösp Áskelsdóttir
Assistance with text and dramaturgy: Salka Guðmundsdóttir
Assistance with dramaturgy: Hlynur P. Pálsson
Assistance with movement: Saga Sigurðardóttir
Set Design: Brynja Björnsdóttir