SATURDAY 29TH NOV || 20:00 - 21:30 || TJARNARBÍO

“...there was a lot of grey hair. A lot of slouched bodies, curved backs. A lot of saggy tits and droopy knees. A lot of gravity had been felt. I was there, sitting in my dream, with a small handful of old, old friends. This was a glimpse into the future, a forecast, a broadcast... “

On air is a dance performance that moves through radio broadcasting, dancing and playing in a choreographic context. The piece works with layers and expressions that points in many directions and wants to create space for the spectators’ own interpretations. Four dancers are broadcasting a radio show. Four feminists are acting in a radio play. Four choreographers are wrestling. On air is dancing as radio, radio as dance, radio as format, radio as scenography, choreography as radio as something that brings people together, and more than anything On air explores different ways of being together. The beginning of the performance is part of a podcast series and all the recorded episodes are uploaded on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user7685617.

On air is a continuation of the work Nadja Hjorton initiated with Radio dance, her solo from 2012. Together, Nadja Hjorton and dancers/choreographers Halla Ólafsdóttir, Zoë Poluch and Jessyka 
Watson-Galbraith, light designer Chrisander Brun, sound designer Elize Arvefjord and dramaturg 
Caroline Åberg, have developed the performance through ideas, practices and approaches starting 
from a conversation they had in a sauna by a lake outside of Stockholm.

Concept: Nadja Hjorton

Choreography and performance: Nadja Hjorton, Halla Ólafsdóttir, Zoë Poluch, Jessyka Watson- Galbraith

Set, light, costume: Chrisander Brun

Sound: Elize Arvefjord

Dramaturgy: Caroline Åberg

Photos: Märta Thisner and Chrisander Brun

Co-production: ÖFA-kollektivet, MDT, Kunstencentrum BUDA Residency: PACT Zollverein

Supported by: Kulturrådet Swedish arts council, Stockholm City, Kulturbryggan



When: Saturday 29th November @20:00 - 21:30

Where: Tjarnarbíó, Tjarnargata 12, 101 Reykjavík

Duration: 90 minutes