In REIÐ the woman and the mare are in focus; their behaviour, interaction, strength and beauty.
What is a perfect woman in comparison to the perfect mare?
Choreography: Steinunn Ketilsdóttir og Sveinbjörg Þórhallsdóttir
Music: Andrea Gylfadóttir
Costumes: Jóní Jónsdóttir
Dancers: Díana Rut Kristinsdóttir, Elín Signý W. Ragnarsdóttir, Eydís Rose Vilmundardóttir, Gígja Jónsdóttir, Halla Þórðardóttir, Saga Sigurðardóttir, Snædís Lilja Ingadóttir, Valgerður Rúnarsdóttir and Védís Kjartansdóttir
Light design: Jóhann Bjarni Pálmason
The piece is supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture and co - presented in collaboration with the City Theater, Reykjavík.
Steinunn Ketilsdóttir graduated in 2005 from Hunter College NY. Since graduation Steinunn has worked both independently and in collaboration with other artists. Since 2007 she has worked closely with Brian Gerke, under the name Steinunn and Brian and they have created both duets and group works and performed across Europe and in the US. In 2010 Steinunn received the Icelandic Theater Awards for both performance and choreography for her solo Superhero. Steinunn is a board member of the Reykjavík Dance Atelier and the Reykjavík Dance Festival. She is a faculty member at the Performing Arts Department of Iceland Academy of the Arts. www.steinunnketilsdottir.com
Sveinbjörg Þórhallsdóttir graduated in 1995 as a dancer from Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, NY and took her masters degree in Choreography from Fontys University, Holland in 2008. She has worked as a professional dancer and choreographer for dance and theater productions in all major theatres in Reykjavík. Sveinbjörg is an Assistant Professor and a Program Director of Contemporary Dance at the Department of Performing Arts, Iceland Academy of the Arts. She co-founded with Margrét Sara Gudjonsdottir (2004) a performance production house called “Panic Productions” which emphasized on collaborating with foreign artists with diverse capacity. Together they co-produced three collaborations; Pallíettudulan (2004), No He Was White (2005) and Private Dancer (2008).
Time: Saturday 30th of August @ 21:30
Place: The Reykjavík City Theater, Listabraut 3, 103 RVK
Duration: 60 minutes