THIS IS IT
Photos: Jeaneen Lund
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this is it is an intimate and exposing solo work that takes as it's starting point both the secrets and the surface of Steinunn's own self–image. Thinking aloud – naming what she thinks and feels is there – she makes a version of herself appear – comparing and analyzing herself up against the expectations and ideals of her and her audience.
The research started in the summer of 2013 during a residency at Kunstlerhus Lukas in Ahrenshoop, Germany. The process continued in Iceland throughout the winter and resumed in Copenhagen, Denmark and Bassano di Grappa in Italy in June and July. The work was shown in progress at Vinnslan in Tjarnarbíó, Reykjavík in March this year and will be shown again in progress at Plattform at Dansstationen in Malmö in June.
The piece is supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture, Reykjavík City and the Reykjavík Dance Atelier.
Choreographer and performer: Steinunn Ketilsdóttir
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
Time: Friday 29th August @ 19:30 (in a double bill with Saving History)
Place: Kassinn, The National Theater, Lindargata 3, 101 RVK
Duration: 75 minutes (total length with Saving History)