Janúar, 1970




A powerful and relentless dance performance

Crescendo is a dance performance where three female bodies labour to disappear behind their relentless movements. A strange kind of hypnotic stage magic.

In Crescendo, choreographer Katrín Gunnarsdóttir wants to investigate the act of humming and singing through laborious tasks and its transformation into movement and choreography through ritual and breathing patterns. She is inspired by resonance, rhythm and how labour intensive choreographies reveal the relationship between action and its affect.

Katrín Gunnarsdóttir is an award-winning choreographer and dancer based in Reykjavík. She has been presented at numerous venues and festivals in Iceland, including Reykjavík Dance Festival, Lókal International Theatre Festival and the National Theatre of Iceland. She has toured internationally with her own work since 2013, showing in festivals and programs in Europe. More on: www.katringunnarsdottir.com

Concept, choreography: Katrín Gunnarsdóttir
Performance: Heba Eir Kjeld, Snædís Lilja Ingadóttir and Védís Kjartansdóttir
Costumes and scenography: Eva Signý Berger
Sound design: Baldvin Magnusson
Light design: Magnús Arnar Sigurðarson
Dramaturgy: Alexander Roberts and Ásgerður G Gunnarsdóttir

Katrín Gunnarsdóttir in co-production with Tjarnarbíó Theatre
With the support of: wp Zimmer, Kunstencentrum BUDA, Dansearena Nord, Dance Atelier Reykjavík, Bora Bora

Funded by: Iceland Ministry of Education and Culture.