SHALALA – ERNA ÓMARSDÓTTIR (IS): Teach us to outgrow our madness

2200 HUF / Student 1000 HUF (for the first 100 students, then 1800 HUF)
General Season Pass is valid
Twin Pass is valid

On Friday, 29th March after the performance Kriszta Bombera (journalist) will be talking with Erna Ómarsdóttir,
the choreographer (in English with Hungarian translation).

Erna Ómarsdóttir, a central figure of the Icelandic dance scene, presents Teach Us to Outgrow Our Madness that sets out to explore the intense relationships that exist between women living closely together - be it sisters, nuns, witches, best friends, members of a sect, or polygamist wives. The rivalry, the secrecy, the gossip, the cruelty but also the kindness, the bonds, and the unconditional love. This piece combines dance, live music and storytelling into a horrifying yet liberating experience. “For around one and a half hour, they dance their hysteria with jerky movements to heavy-metal music, interspersed with tender lulls that come as short healings. With such a perfectly controlled and orchestrated frenzy, this piece will surely be talked about in the near future.” (Muriel Steinmetz, L’Humanité)

Artistic Direction: Erna Ómarsdóttir
Choreography, texts costumes and performed by: Sissel Merete Bjorkli, Riina Huhtanen, Sigridur Soffia Nielsdóttir, Erna Ómarsdóttir, Valgerdur Rúnarsdóttir
also created by: Margret Sara Gudjónsdóttir
Music and texts: Lieven Dousselaere, Valdimar Johannsson
Dramaturgy assistant: Karen María Jónsdóttir
Lights: Sylvain Rausa
Stage manager: Eric Civel
Production, distribution: Esther Welger-Barboza
Coproduction: Les Antipodes’09 / Le Quartz – Scène Nationale de Brest, La Passerelle – Scène Nationale de Saint-Brieuc, drodesera / centrale FIES, le CNDC Centre national de danse contemporaine Angers in the frame of the « accueil studio / Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication »
With the support of: Norden – Nordic Culture Point, Kampnagel (Hamburg – Germany), ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival, De Warande - Turnhout (B), Vooruit (Ghent – Belgium), Workspace Brussels and Reykjavik city

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