THIS GRACE is a choreographic proposal for pleasure states. An ongoing project that shapeshifts with contexts, gardening an urgency for the pleasure of physical dreaming and psychophysical encounter with space & other. While THIS GRACE may offer manifold audience scenarios including dance performance, club opera or tenderpunk go-go/lap-dance act, THIS GRACE: The Garden is a stage performance in development, grounded in curiosity about the performativity of pleasure bodies. In The Garden, pleasure includes expressions of momentary desire, inner flamboyance, dodgy impulses and the psychophysical joy of drama.
Artist / Company Bio
THIS GRACE is a project dreamed up by Reykjavík-based Saga S.dóttir. Saga's choreographic practice is motivated by the expressive chaos and disruptive potential of collective trouble, while analogously informed by the personal, psychophysical work of the dancer. Saga has been awarded for her choreographic work by the Icelandic Performing Arts Awards.
For THIS GRACE: The Garden, Saga is joined by dance artists Aðalheiður Halldórsdóttir & Halla Þórðardóttir. The project was conceived in 2019 for an experimental rendez-vous of the artists and a museum space, realised under the joint auspices of Reykjavík Art Museum & Iceland Dance Company.
Choreography, On stageAðalheiður Halldórsdóttir, Halla Þórðardóttir, Saga S.dóttir & guests
Produced bySaga S.dóttir and Reykjavik Dance Festival.
Residencies: Nordic Residency Exchange Program (BIT Teatergarasjen & Zodiak), Iceland Dance Company.
Premiere date and placeReykjavík, November 2022.
Duration (minutes)80 (estimated)