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Rósa Ómarsdottir Traces


Rósa Ómarsdottir Traces

FR 24.11.2017 20:30 premiere
SA 25.11.2017 20:30

Immersive, tactile performance in which a magical, dynamic and ever-changing landscape evolves all around you.

"A thin layer of moss covers everything; green fur covers everything.
The landscape is moving. She is moving.
Here, where we are, everyone is alive. 
Here, everything is alive.
That mountain looks like a jellyfish. That plant is smoking. 
She makes it rain - just for a moment. Nature, she sings. Nature adjacent.
The humming chord between a person and a thing. An ear, an eye, an anything, a nothing, not above or outside, a fancy, a chimera.
Everything is breathing in this world."

is a multi-sensory experience that blurs the boundaries between us and our environment and questions our place within a living world. A dreamscape remembered with wonder amongst the overwhelming realities of this strange world of plants and water and sound.

The spectators and dancers find themselves in a magical, dynamic and ever changing landscape where, over time, it is not clear any more whether the scenography controls the dancers or vice versa… A bit like in real life!

“Maybe it is worth running the risks associated with anthropomorphism (superstition, devinization of nature, romanticism) because it, oddly enough, works against anthropocentrism: a chord is stuck between person and a thing, and I am no longer above or outside a nonhuman environment”.  ——— Jane Bennett, Vibrant Matter

Rósa Ómarsdóttir is an Icelandic choreographer based in Brussels. She studied dance and choreography at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts and in P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels from where she graduated in 2014. In 2015 Rósa received a DanceWeb scholarship to attend Impulstanz. She has made several performances in collaboration with Inga Huld Hákonardóttir, i.e. Radiodance, Wilhelm Scream and The Valley, where they focused especially on ambiguity and the concept of the uncanny valley. With Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and Alexander Roberts, Rósa has been leading a research project focusing on peripheral dance communities and their relation to dance history and the notion of secondhand knowledge. In her new work Rósa continues to investigate the relationship between bodies and sound as well as costumes, fabrics and scenography.


IS | Choreography: Rósa Ómarsdóttir | Dancers: Tiran Willemse, Kathryn Vickers, Inga Huld Hákonardóttir and Kinga Jaczewska | Dramaturgy: Dries Douibi | Scenography: Ragna Þórunn Ragnarsdóttir | Music: Sveinbjörn Thorarensen | Costumes: Ragna Ragnarsdóttir & Wim Muyllaert | Light and Tech: Elke Verachtert | Production: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek | Production Manager: Sinta Wibowo | Co-production: Kunstencentrum BUDA, Beursschouwburg, MDT Stockholm, Teaterhuset Avant Garden. | Supported by: Stuk Leuven, WpZimmer, Flemish Arts Fund, Nordic Culture Contact, Brussels VGC, Nordic Culture Fund and Reykjavík Culture Fund | Thanks to: Jeanne Colin, Sandy Williams, Dianne Weller, Hákon Pálsson & Elke Lotens

In the framework of THE FUTURE IS FEMINIST.