Photos: Jeaneen Lund


Ever since my first publicly presented choreography, aged thirteen, it is safe to say that both my creative and learning processes have always involved a certain amount of so called borrowing.  Dance repertoires were at least borrowed, if not stolen, from the work of others and discreetly incorporated into my own choreographic works.

Saving History reverses my past discretion and takes as its starting point the chronological charting of this 15 year engagement I have had with borrowing. Paying tribute to this well–honed methodology, Saving History is something of a recognition of borrowing as an inherent part of any creative and learning process.


Choreographer and performer: Katrín Gunnarsdóttir

Dramaturgical Advice: Alexander Roberts and Ásgerður G. Gunnarsdóttir

Supported by the City of Reykjavík and The Reykjavík Dance Atelier


Katrín Gunnarsdottir (IS 1986) studied dance at Iceland Academy of the Arts and choreography at ArtEZ institute of the Arts in the Netherlands. She received a DanceWEB Scholarship in 2007. As a performer Katrín has worked with Saga Sigurðardóttir, Erna Ómarsdóttir and Kris Verdonck among others. As well as making her own work and collaborations, Katrín has also choreographed for theatre productions (Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Theater Republique) and music videos (Olafur Arnalds, Asgeir). She is a member of Samsteypan, an Iceland-based performance group nominated for the Icelandic Performing Arts Awards in 2009 and 2010. Katrín won the award in 2013 together with dance artist Melkorka Sigríður for their duet Coming Up. Visit her website here



Time: Friday August 29th @ 19:30 (in a double bill with Is this it)

Place:  Kassinn, The National Theater, Lindargata 3, 101 RVK

Duration: 75 minutes (total length withThis is it)