Janúar, 1970




A Pop-opera about deflation

Vacuum means void or deflation and is often connected with vacuum packaging or vacuum cleaners. Vacuum is also a term in physics meaning space in which there is no matter or in which the pressure is so low that particles in the space do not affect any processes being carried on. With other words; zero air pressure. In this void called Vacuum, five singers and dancers stand on stage looking for a way out. Dissymmetrical patterns create something out of nothing, chaos out of order, sounds out of silence. Choreographer Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir has in her past works looked for new ways in combining these two mediums; music and dance.

Concept and choreography: Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir
Music: Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson & Melkorka Sigríður
Magnúsdóttir (Milkywhale)
Text: Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
Set and costume design: Magnús Leifsson
Dramaturgy: Halldór Halldórsson
Performers: Auðunn Lúthersson, Ásgeir Helgi Magnússon, Elísa Lind Finnbogadóttir, Gunnar Ragnarsson og Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir

With the support of Icelandic Ministry of Education and Culture and the City of Reykjavik. In collaboration with the Reykjavik Dance Atelier and Tjarnarbíó Theater.