Rósa Ómarsdóttir (IS)

| Wednesday 29 June
At 15:00 – 16:10
Tanssin talo - Pannu Hall

In a place where everything is leaking and dripping, where things are not as they seem, everything is holding onto breath. There, the relations between cause and effect, living and non-living, artificial and natural, are uncertain, uncanny.

In Spills, various landscapes appear and quickly blur together again. They morph between swamps, mountains, underground caves, bacterial cultures. They get stuck in endless contaminated loops until they dissolve, sulk and spill. Invisible forces play a leading role: humidity, waves, gravity and the electromagnetic field become a moving force, and something as simple as causality becomes a magical affair.

Artist / Company Bio

Rósa Ómarsdóttir is an Icelandic choreographer. She studied at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts and PARTS in Brussels.
In her artistic practice she explores human and non-human encounters, searching for non-anthropocentric narratives. Her ongoing research deals with finding an ecosystem of humans, objects and invisible forces, exploring the power dynamics that occur in those encounters. Her work is interdisciplinary, interweaving choreography with live sound-production and dynamic scenography.
Her work has been nominated several times for the Icelandic Theatre Awards and received the awards in the Choreography and Soundscape categories.

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  • Concept, choreography, performance and soundscape

    Rósa Ómarsdóttir
  • Scenography

    Dora Durkesac
  • Sound design

    Nicolai Hovgaard Johansen
  • Light installation, light design and technical manager

    Hákon Pálsson
  • Costume

    Kristjana Björg Reynisdóttir
  • Dramaturgy

    Ingrid Vranken
  • Artistic Assistance

    Ana Dubljevic
  • Produced by

    Production: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek
    Co-Production: Chaillot Theatre National de la Dance, Bora Bora Dans og Visuelt Teatre, C-Takt, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek and Tjarnarbíó
    Residencies: Chaillot, Bora Bora, KAAP Brugge, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Dansverkstæðið Reykjavík.
    Other support: Dance Festival, Icelandic Embassy in Paris
  • Supporters

    Chaillot Theatre National de la Dance, Bora Bora Dans og Visuelt Teatre, C-Takt, Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek.
  • Premiere date and place

    20.11.2019 Tjarnarbíó, Reykjavík Dance Festival
  • Duration (minutes)

    60 min
  • Stage dimensions

    10 x 12 x 6 m
  • Target group

    All ages