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During a gloomy January in 2021, after a year of solitude and screen time, of no social dancing, no concerts, no clubs to go to to shake off the reality of our everyday lives, we found each other at the gym skipping vigorously. Simultaneously exhausted, bored and lonely, we sought inspiration in the past, hoping for the future to arrive faster while skipping the present.
"Hopp" is a performance about rope skipping, a dwelling in the nostalgia of a childhood playtime activity and a reach-out for new meanings of old movements. Guided by complex associations emerging from simple actions, the audience plunges into a pulsating landscape, an imaginary playground, where getting tired is inevitable as we seek excitement.
Artist / Company Bio
Selma Reynisdóttir (she/her) and Sara Grotenfelt are dancers, choreographers and performance makers based in Iceland and Finland. They met through their shared love of dancing and jumping, and like to hang out inside and outside of the studio.
Choreographers and dancersSelma Reynisdóttir and Sara Grotenfelt
Sound designer and musicianDiego Manatrizio
Light designerAlina Pajula
Set designerOscar Dempsey
Costume designerElla Snellman
Outside eye and artistic advisorRiikka Lakea
Co-productionZodiak – Uuden tanssin keskus
Premiere date and placeMarch 2024 Zodiak, Helsinki