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I feel pain
Three acts on suffering:
I. To suffer in beauty
II. To suffer in labor and velour
III. To suffer as grace
Through choral voice-composition, club techno, aerobics and velour, Saga Sigurðardóttir and her collaborators arrive at a work in three acts that conjures up an aesthetics of suffering. An aesthetics of suffering to be revered as a thing of beauty and grace.
Concept and direction: Saga Sigurðardóttir
Music: Hallvarður Ásgeirsson and Good Moon Deer (Guðmundur Ingi Úlfarsson & Ívar Pétur Kjartansson)
Set design and costumes: Guðný Hrund Sigurðardóttir
Performers: Elín Signý W. Ragnarsdóttir, Elísabet Birta Sveinsdóttir, Heba Eir Kjeld, Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Kristinn Guðmundsson, Oddur Júlíusson, Sigurður Arent Jónsson and Védís Kjartansdóttir
Master of lights; Ólafur Ágúst Stefánsson
Master of sound: Kristinn Gauti Einarsson
The production is funded by Iceland Ministry of Culture.
Saga Sigurðardóttir graduated in 2006 from ArtEZ Dance Academy (NL), and has since created multiple stage works and performed in over 30 cities in her native Iceland, Europe and Canada. Amongst her numerous collaborators in the past years are dance/performance artists Anat Eisenberg (Berlin/Tel Aviv), Alexandra Bachzetsis (Basel) and Margrét Bjarnadóttir (Reykjavik) as well as Reykjavik-based theater collectives Me and My Friends and 16 Lovers. Her latest work, SCAPE of GRACE (RDF 2013), was created in collaboration with composer Hallvardur Asgeirsson and holds a nomination for the Icelandic Choreography Award this year. In 2009 Saga received the award together with Margrét Bjarnadóttir for their work with Me and My Friends. Since late 2011 Saga studies theology & philosophy at the University of Iceland.
Time: Wednesday 27th of August @ 21:30 and Thursday 28th of August @21:30
Place: Kassinn, The National Theater, Lindargata 3, 101 RVK
Duration: 60 minutes