Bára Sigfúsdóttir

A new collaboration with Bára Sigfúsdóttir!

© Aëla Labbé

I am very happy to announce that after our inspiring exchanges for THE LOVER, TIDE and being, Bára has invited me into the creation process of her new work: FLÖKT – a flickering flow.

Today is our first day together in the studio. I am truly looking forward to this new journey together!

In FLÖKTchoreographer and dancer Bára Sigfúsdóttir joins forces with visual artist Tinna Ottesen, composer Eivind Lønning, light designer Jan Fedinger, and dancers Aëla Labbé and Meri Pajunpää who join Bára on stage.

FLÖKT offers an exploration of our bodily connection with the world surrounding us. It suggests that nature is not something that solely exists outside of us but also something we can sense and experience through our bodies. The audience is invited into a white silk dome, an environment which is in a constant state of transition and allows you to feel the close proximity of things, bodies, the space, the sound, the lights and the massive presence of this environment which literally surrounds you. Together we undertake a journey inside an interconnected poetic miniature of our world.

Bára Sigfúsdóttir’s being gets it’s first reviews: ***

© Aëla Labbé

The belgian newspaper De Morgen sent a critic to Bára Sigfúsdóttir‘s being‘s first night last Thursday in Campo Nieuwpoort. Jan Dertaelen gave *** to the performance and reads it as a piece about meeting the other.

“In the following hour, the two dancers will slowly gain an eye for each other, grow towards the other and try to relate to each other. What we see is a meeting, and what we learn is that every meeting occurs according to its own laws and rules.”

Those amongst you understanding Dutch can read this article here: “Dansen mag, aanraken niet.” 

Belgian magazine Knack‘s critic Els Van Steenberghe also rates the performance with three stars.

“…looking at the struggling dancers whose movements give them alternately something human and something animalistic, you think about how your movements may reflect your personality.”

Those amongst you understanding Dutch can read this article here: “‘Being’ verplicht u om het dier in uzelf te erkennen”

Curious to discover being yourself?
you can find the performance dates here.

being – 3 more weeks to opening night

© Maryam Ghiasi

In 2017 Bára Sigfúsdóttir creates her new performance called being in which she collaborates with two Iranian artists, Masoumeh Jalalieh and SeyedAlireza Mirmohammadi.

In this performance the body serves as a poetic instrument and common ground to put in dialogue the West-European with the Iranian culture and society.

After residencies in Brussels and Neerpelt (without Alireza because of visa issues), Potstdam, Groningen, Tehran and Istanbul we are finalizing the creation in Ghent from Monday on.

If you’re curious to learn a bit more about the journey of this creation, check out the blog with contributions of the whole cast and crew here.

The premiere of being will take place at CAMPO (Ghent, BE) on 26th and 27th of October 2017. being is Bára’s first creation within her trajectory of performing arts resident at Kunstencentrum Vooruit in Ghent.

Further performance dates of being can be found in the calendar.


Catch us at this summer’s festivals!

For those who are curious to discover my dramaturgical / outside eye work: it is all over the festivals this summer!

You can find Lisi Estaras‘ work in Ostend’s summer festivals. She will create a special version of La Esclava and the unique Monkey Mind Feest for Dansand at the beginning of July and will present Monkey Mind in  Theater aan Zee at the end of that same month.

Serge Aimé Coulibaly will present his Kalakuta Republik in Africologne, Tanzhaus NRW, MARS, Festival de Marseille, Festival d’Avignon, Theaterfestival Boulevard, Tanz im August and Kampnagel Sommerfestival. In the fall he will continue touring the piece all over Europe. You can find all announced performances here.

Naïf Productions will also be present with their latest creation La Mécanique des Ombres in the Festival d’Avignon  in July.

And last but not least Bára Sigfúsdóttir and Eivind Lønning will share their beautiful TIDE with Julidans’ audience in Amsterdam.

I hope you will catch up with us somewhere!

Check this calendar to discover where and when you can find us. A simple click on the list next to it will bring you to the organizer’s websites.