MACHO MAN / Katrin Gunnarsdóttir (Reykjavík)

Macho man is a solo creation for the dance artist Saga Sigurðardóttir. It is inspired by how the masculine body is choreographed in society. A female perfomer executing masculine vocabulary creates resonance between two bodies on stage, the body of the performer and the body of the choreography itself. Interested in the representation of the macho man, we dive into the sweaty world of Mexican wrestling and WWE, masculine dancing, rock icons, fitness competitions and more, exploring masculine movements through ritual and voyeurism.

Concept and choreography: Katrín Gunnarsdóttir

Choreography and performance: Saga Sigurðardóttir

Light design and technical support: Juliette Louste

Dramaturgical advice: Alexander Roberts and Ásgerður G. Gunnarsdóttir

 Supported by Hlaðvarpinn Culture Fund and Reykjavík Dance Atelier / Thanks to: Baldvin Þór Magnùsson, Benjamín Náttmörður Árnason, Eva Signý Berger and Randy Savage.

When : Thursday, August 27, 22:15

WhereListasafn Reykjavík / Reykjavík Art Museum, Tryggvagata, Reykjavík

Duration : 60 minutes

Ticket price : 2.900 iskr. 

Presented by Reykjavík Dance Festival  

www.katringunnarsdottir.com

MACHO MAN

Hver er birtingarmynd karllíkamans í samfélaginu? Í dansverkinu „Macho man“ stígur Saga Sigurðardóttir á svið og galdrar fram tvíræðan heim þar sem karlmannlegar hreyfingar eru nýttar til þess að skapa samhljóm á milli kvenkyns dansara og þess hreyfimynsturs sem við kennum við karlmennsku.

Pungsveitt veröld mexíkóskrar glímu, rokkstjarna og líkamsræktarkappa í nýju og metnaðarfullu verki Katrínar Gunnarsdóttur danshöfundar!