With an ensemble of eight dancers Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir steps into the blind spot of the exhausted common body in order to excavates its power from its alleged weakness. In arrestingly and at the same time unsettling pictures, Blind Spotting exposes the vulnerability of our fragile bodies in our achievement-oriented society. Red theater curtains which are usually associated with circus performances, opera and classical theater are here used to juxtapose portraits of anonymous but yet highly personal bodies, moving forward in an indefinable speed in time and space.
The performance will be an invitation to a shared experience of the fragile self, a self that is gazing at its own gaze, staring at its own stare, perceiving its own perception, unsettled by its own borderlessness in the blue light of empathy.
The performance “Blind Spotting” belongs to the “Blind Spotting Performance Series“ which includes at this point; “Blind Spotting”, a performance with an original cast of 8 dancers which premiered at the Sophiensaele Theater in Berlin spring 2014, “Blind Spotting- film version”, an artistic film by Antoine Verbièse created from the original 8 dancers performance, the duet performance “Spotted” which has a premier in autumn 2014 during Slingan tour, and the solo installation performance “In the Blind Spot” (due to premiere in 2015). All the pieces stand alone but can as well be performed as double or triple bills.
Direction/Choreography: Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir
Concept: Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir/Angela Schubot
Choreografie/Performance: Annie Kay Dahlström, Louise Dahl, Catherine Jodoin, Laura Siegmund, Angela Schubot, Suet-Wan Tsang, Marie Ursin, Rodrigo Vilarinho
Set design: Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir/ Andreas Harder
Costumes: Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir
Lights: Andreas Harder
Music: original composed sound track by Peter Rehberg
Advice: Anja Röttgerkamp, Thomas Schaupp.
Photography: David Kiers
Blind Spotting-Film version: Antoine Verbiése
Production: Björn&Björn, Gabi Beier.
Co-producers: Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, Wilderness Residencies project of the Nordic-Baltic contemporary dance community keðja, Slingan: Atalante Gothenburg, Dansstationen Malmö, MDT. Life Long Burning cultural programme of the European Union 2013-2018 and the Cullberg Ballet dance company in Stockholm.
Residency support: Wilderness Residencies project of the Nordic-Baltic contemporary dance community keðja, Tanzfabrik Berlin and Advancing Performing Arts Project (APAP) production studio berlin.
Time: Wednesday August 27 @ 19:30 & Thursday August 28 @ 19:30
Place: Tjarnarbíó, Tjarnargötu 12, 101 RVK
Duration: 50 minutes