Premiered February 22nd 2008
Choreographer: Jo Strömgren
Music: Kimmo Pohjonen
Costumes: Steinunn Sigurðarsdóttir, Iðunn Andersen
Light design: Aðalsteinn Stefánsson
Jo Strömgren is considered by many the king of Nordic Dance Theater and his creations have been performed in over 50 countries. Kvart was originally created in 2004 for the anniversary of Oslo Danse Ensamble, but adapted and developed for the Iceland Dance Company.
Kvart is movements on a square wool carpet. Kvart tries to explore a certain type of dance that is not often shown on a stage – dancers that dance for each other. This type is more relevant outside the theatre, whether it is a ritual gathering in Congo or hip-hoppers on suburbian Paris streetcorners.
The costumes are by Steinunn Sigurðardóttir, one of Iceland´s leading fashion designer, and the powerful music by Finnish composer Kimmo Pohjonen.