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Védís Kjartansdóttir

Nationality

Icelandic

Education

Graduated from P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels in 2012 and has a MA degree in Applied Culture & Communication Studies from University of Iceland.

Experience

Védís has worked with Iceland Dance Company since 2017. She has collaborated with various artists such as Bird and Bat, Erna Ómarsdóttir, Halla Ólafsdóttir, Camilla Monga and Katrín Gunnarsdóttir. She was an assistant choreographer for Calmus Waves by Kjartan Ólafsson and Kasper Ravnhoj and also for Shades of History by Katrín Gunnarsdóttir. She has also worked as a teacher at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. Since 2018 she has been a part of the collaborative research project EXPRESSIONS: the power and politics of expectations in dance led by Steinunn Ketilsdóttir.

Védís is a part of the collective Marble Crowd. They created the production Moving Mountains which was nominated as the “Production of the Year 2017 in Europe” by Tanz Magazine. Marble Crowd was listed as “Rising Stars” in Performance Arts in Tanz Magazine 2017. In 2019, Marble Crowd was nominated for “Choreography of the Year” at the Icelandic Performance Art Awards (Gríman). Their most recent production Øland was nominated for the Icelandic Performing Arts Award (Gríman) in 11 categories, including “Production of the Year”, and won three of them; “Stage Choreography of the Year”, “Best Original Music Score” and “Costume Design of the Year”.

Verðlaun

Védís has been nominated as “Dancer of the Year” two years in a row by the Icelandic Performance Arts Awards; in 2017 for Da Da Dans by Rósa Ómarsdóttir & Inga Huld Hákonardóttir and in 2018 for Crescendo by Katrín Gunnarsdóttir.

Dancers

Ásgeir Helgi Magnússon
Charmene Pang
Elín Signý W. Ragnarsdóttir
Emilía Benedikta Gísladóttir
Erna Gunnarsdóttir
Félix Urbina Alejandre
Halla Þórðardóttir
Inga Maren Rúnarsdóttir
Saga Sigurðardóttir
Shota Inoue
Sigurður Andrean Sigurgeirsson
Una Björg Bjarnadóttir
Védís Kjartansdóttir
Þyri Huld Árnadóttir
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