THE LOVER – adaptation on location
SITE SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE
Moving between creation and destruction – THE LOVER contemplates the complex relationship between humans and nature.
Bára Sigfúsdóttir makes space for different structures, rhythms and energies to exist and influence each other’s evolution. The body and it´s environment keep transforming throughout the performance, questioning what is human, what is animal, what is nature, what is man-made, what is organic…
THE LOVER adaptation on location, is a visual performance by Icelandic choreographer Bára Sigfúsdóttir, made in collaboration with Icelandic musician BORKO and 88888.
Concept, choreography and dance / Bára Sigfúsdóttir
Scenography / 88888
Concept and photography for stage performance / Noémie Goudal
Music and sound design / Borko
Light design / Kris Van Oudenhove
Dramaturgy / Sara Vanderieck
Costume / Andrea Kraenzlin
Première / March 27, 28 2015, Beursschouwburg Brussels
Coproduction / Workspace Brussels, TAKT Dommelhof, Vooruit (in the frame of the European Network DNA (Departures and Arrivals) Co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.)
Duration / about 55 minutes
A Icelandic choreographer and dancer living and working in Brussels. She studied contemporary dance at the Icelandic Academy of Arts, at MDT Amsterdam and lastly at P.A.R.T.S., where she focused both on dance training, movement research and choreography. In her professional career Bára has initiated and participated in several dance projects as well as more theatrical work and film.
In its essence, the work of Sigfúsdóttir is very personal. Her Icelandic cultural background and own life experiences are inspiration sources for her creations. Within these personal elements she selects those she can export to a universal context and to which anyone can relate to. The young choreographer is interested in human beings, their existence, behaviour and actions and wishes to refer to them in her choreography.
At the same time she researches how the same movement can have multiple intentions and new associations by adding small changes in repetition.
More info about the performance THE LOVER and the artists involved here and at the websites