Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen (DK)

| Thursday 30 June
At 13:30 – 14:10
MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Centre

In Cold Hawaii, dance artist Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen retreats to the island of heartbreaks. She explores the vast emptiness, the territory of pleasure and the realm of pauses and silence after something breaking down. Like a heartbreak that builds up, only to break down again, she creates a character that breathes, rises and disappears. Through movement and sound, words and songs, she negotiates between harsh realities and the soft worlds of her imagination.
Cold Hawaii is a myth and a paradox where fiction becomes the map from where reality can be reimagined.
There are two performances of Cold Hawaii on June 30: at 13:30 and 17:00.

Artist / Company Bio

Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen is a choreographer, performer and vocalist based between Copenhagen and Amsterdam. She completed her studies at the SNDO in 2017. In her practice, Sigrid travels though dance with an open heart and a critical mind, seeking to tell stories from that place where reality meets fantasy and fiction. Sigrid is a member of Jacuzzi Dance space in Amsterdam, part of the writing collective Awful, and recently joined Dance Cooperative in Copenhagen.

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  • Concept, choreography and performance

    Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen
  • Music

    Lora Deniz
  • Costumes

    Ginta Tinte
  • Dramaturgy

    Antonia Steffens
  • Artistic advice

    Merel Heering, Kristin de Groot
  • Technique/lights

    Edwin van Steenbergen
  • Video

    Paul Sixta
  • Scenephotography

    Anna van Kooij
  • Produced by

    Dansateliers (Rotterdam, NL), Azkuna Zentroa (Bilbao, ES), residency Dance Cooperative Copenhagen.
  • Supporters

    Gemeente Rotterdam
  • Premiere date and place

    28.4.2021 (Online premiere), 3.10.2021 premiere in Nederlandse Dansdagen Maastricht.
  • Duration (minutes)

    30 min
  • Stage dimensions

    ±10 x 10 x 6 m
  • Target group