We saw monsters / Við sáum skrímsli

Currently working on Erna Ómarsdóttir´s new creation We saw monsters in the National theater.

Monsters are often born in our minds out of fear of life, nature, darkness, the unknown and death which makes them the product of fear. Therefore we sometimes inadvertently materialize our abstract conception of terror. With time the roles are reversed and the true monsters that can be found in modern society become the cause of terror. The monsters can be lurking everywhere, often they are disguised  but sometimes they are easily recognizable. They can even possess our own bodies. Appearances can be deceiving and the boundaries between reality and imagination can become unclear.

We saw monsters is a poetical piece where dance, singing, music and visual art is used to inspect the difference of horror in religion, myths, movies and real life.

Created and performed by Erna Ómarsdóttir, Valdimar Jóhannsson, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Ásgeir Helgi Magnússon, Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir and Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir.

Dance: Ásgeir Helgi Magnússon, Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir, Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir og Erna Ómarsdóttir. Music: Valdimar Jóhannsson and Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson.
Advisor: Gabríela Friðriksdóttir
Dramaturgy: Karen María Jónsdóttir

Photo: Bjarni Grímsson
Produced by Shalala  in cooperation with the Reykjavík Arts Festival and the National Theatre with a grant from the Ministry of Culture and Education.Sponsors:  Kópavogur Municipality and le CNDC Centre national de danse contemporaine Angers, WP zimmer in Antwerpen.

Premieres on 20th of may in Reykjavík,at Reykjavík Arts Festival 2011.  Read more about the festival at http://www.listahatid.is/2011/dagskra-2011/nr/1635

~ by siggasoffia on April 22, 2011.

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