Inga Huld Hákonardóttir (IS)

Neind Thing
| Thursday 10 February
At 10:00 – 11:30
Tanssin talo - Dance House Helsinki / Lobby

Neind is the Icelandic word for nothingness. We explore nothingness as a practice of elimination, as a dance, as a symbol and as a ritual.

Neind Thing is a dance for five performers; three dancers, a percussionist and a light designer. All are actively Neind-ing. Together, we nothing.

The performance moves between a presentation of a meticulous dance practice, an intense punk concert and a surreal meta-fictional theatre.

We connect with little nothings. We contemplate nothing’s potential; our right to nothingness as a form of resistance. We employ Neind as a tactic to stave off the incessant overload present in its opposite, Everything.

Artist / Company Bio

Inga Huld Hákonardóttir lives in Brussels and works as choreographer, performer and musician. She graduated from PARTS in 2014. Her most recent work, Neind Thing, proposes nothingness as a practice of elimination; a work for three performers and a percussionist. Her work Again The Sunset was created in collaboration with musician Yann Leguay and proposes unusual materials as instruments, as do her works with Rósa Ómarsdóttir. Their works include The Valley, Wilhelm Scream, and Da Da Dans. Inga has worked with artists Phia Ménard, Salva Sanchis, Erna Ómarsdóttir, Eleanor Bauer, Veli Letovaara, Gabel Eiben and Gaëtan Rusquet.

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  • Concept and choreography

    Inga Huld Hákonardóttir
  • Performers

    Salvör Gullbrá Þórarinsdóttir, Védís Kjartansdóttir, Inga Huld Hákonardóttir
  • Live drums and sound design

    Ægir Sindri Bjarnason
  • Scenography

    Guðný Hrund Sigurðardóttir
  • Lights

    Arnar Ingvarsson
  • Artistic advice

    Ásgerður Gunnarsdóttir, Halla Ólafsdóttir
  • Produced by

    Producers: Artists salary fund - Reykjavík, Ministry of Education and Culture - Iceland.

    Co-producers: Tjarnabíó, Dansverkstæðið, Murmur Productions, KWP Pianofabriek (Brussels)
  • Supporters

    Artists salary fund - Reykjavík
    Ministry of Education and Culture - Iceland.
  • Premiere date and place

    October 28th, Tjarnabíó Reykjavík
  • Duration (minutes)

    90 minutes
  • Stage dimensions

    minimum: 8 m x 10 m x 5 m
  • Target group