The dance performance “When I say bad I mean seriously hip (mind to motion know the notion)” opens as a world premiere on December 29 at gallery SAFN in Reykjavík.
This is a one time only performance of this dance at SAFN. But the dance, which is considered a piece of art, will be shown in galleries around Europe next year, as reported in a press release issued by SAFN last week.
The artwork/ dance performance was created by Icelandic choreographer and artist Margrét Sara Gudjónsdóttir, who lives in Europe, in both Amsterdam and Berlin.
In 2005 and 2006, Gudjónsdóttir worked with the “renowned” theater dance group of Constanze Macras in Berlin, which performed her work “Big Bombay” at the Volksbuehne Theater in Berlin and all around the world.
Gudjónsdóttir now mainly works with the dance group of the “respected” choreographer and director Gisele Vienne, which will perform her work “Kindertotenlieder” in Europe and the Far East next year.
The artist has also worked in cooperation with fellow Icelandic artists Erna Ómarsdóttir and Jóhann Jóhannsson. Their creation “Mysteries of Love” was premiered at the Avignon Festival, France, earlier this year.
Gudjónsdóttir was born in Reykjavík in 1978. She studied at the dance department of the Art Academy in Arnheim and Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, and graduated in 2002.