Anna Kolfinna Kuran (IS)

| Saturday 12 February
At 13:00 – 13:45
Theatre Museum

Takeover is a 35-minute sound and dance performance, in which a wide spectrum of women all ages take over a venue in a powerful ceremony. The space slowly fills with femme bodies, femme voices and femme energy, creating a living landscape of women. The performance at Ice Hot Helsinki 2022 will mark the eighth Takeover experiment, a project that engages different communities of women in different spaces each time. Takeover explores the power of stillness and softness in a mesmerising performance that takes the audience on a multi-sensory journey.

Artist / Company Bio

Anna Kolfinna Kuran, b. 1989, is a choreographer based in Reykjavík, Iceland. Her work is cross-disciplinary, most often manifesting in performance and visual works, mainly focusing on exploring contemporary feminism and themes regarding the female body/image. She received her bachelor's degree in contemporary dance from Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2013 and completed her master’s degree at New York University in Performance Studies in 2017. The latest development within her longterm research project is the Takeover Series, which is a social art project bringing together women of all ages in a simple performative ceremony.

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  • Choreography, Score, Concept, Costumes

    Anna Kolfinna Kuran
  • Technical Assistance

    Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson
  • Produced by

    Self produced with assistance from Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson and Ice Hot Helsinki 2022
  • Supporters

    City of Reykjavík, Artists Salary Iceland
  • Premiere date and place

    January 2019 in Mengi in Reykjavík
  • Duration (minutes)

    35 min
  • Stage dimensions

    5m x 10m x 5m
  • Target group