A series of novels never written - how not to become a writer (presented by RDF & Lókal)


Since before he even could read, Snæbjörn wanted to become a writer. Then he married Ragnheiður who is absolutely convinced he’s actually a dancer stuck in a writer’s body. Or maybe even a choreographer.

Abandoning the written word for what seems to be a quicker and easier creative process, Snæbjörn will translate his unfinished novels into dance. But what really matters when it comes to a good translation? Is translating words into movements as simple and as easy as translating Icelandic into English? Capturing the spirit of the idea? The style of the author? Can an unwritten bestselling vampire-sci-fi-novel provide the score for a dance, or will ideas have to be compromised to better fit into the aesthetics of contemporary dance?

On the power of language, or the lack thereof...

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Concept and performance by: Ragnheiður Sigurðardóttir Bjarnarson and Snæbjörn Brynjarsson

Performed by: Snæbjörn Brynjarsson

Dramaturgical Advice: Alexander Roberts

Duration: approx 60 minutes