Icelandic Dance Performance Invited To Swedish Festival - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Icelandic Dance Performance Invited To Swedish Festival

Published August 19, 2011

A dance performance by Snædís Lilja Ingadóttir has been chosen to take part in Sweden’s Stockholm Fringe Fest.
The performance, called Just Here!, has been shown internationally to critical acclaim, in Scotland, the Czech Republic, and of course here at home.
Over 800 performance sought to be a part of Fringe Fest, which takes place 24 – 27 August, and competition was fierce.
Total Theater Magazine reviewed the performance in 2010, and had this to say:

„Side-stepping the spoken language issue is Snædís Lilja Ingadóttir. Strongly influenced by Pina Bausch, Snædís is interested in expressing ‘something that I couldn’t express with words at all’. Just Here! explores personal space and safety; a three-person absurdist movement piece that, to my eyes, is as much Station House Opera as it is Tanztheater Wuppertal in its perversely funny interrogation of interpersonal relationships, its borderingon-violent physical play, and its surreal use of everyday objects like cups and saucers. The choreography, although occasionally derivative, shows a sophistication beyond that expected of an artist in the early stages of her career, and there is an impressive soundscape, veering from a Satie-like piano to an intense electronic section, played/mixed live, that switches mood beautifully. It was no surprise to learn from Snaedis that the sound and movement had evolved side-by-side as they work so well together.“

If you happen to be in Stockholm at this time, be sure and check out the performance.

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