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Premiered March 4th 2011 (performed as work in progress November 2009)

Choreographers: Brian Gerke, Steinunn Ketilsdóttir ásamt dönsurum

Music: LeAnn Rimes, Nina Simone, Phil Collins og fleiri

Set design: Brian Gerke, Steinunn Ketilsdóttir

Light design: Aðalsteinn Stefánsson

Assistance to choreographers: Gianluca Vincentini

“Are you waiting for something to happen? Oh, are you waiting for something great? Greatness?”

Four individuals collide as their realities and unrealities cross, conflicting and collaborating, to create a hysterical, ecstatic episode that twists and turns in and out of focus. Jesus Christ Cabaret meets Glamour Stylist Makeovers as the performers amplified emotional states eventually turn, targeting each other. Babies, lost loves, self esteem, and suicide; Life is beautiful, life is a disgusting mess needing to be broken down and sorted out. As the exposed rev themselves up to move forward, can they find hope through the chaos?


Fréttablaðið, March 9th 2011. Sesselja G. Magnúsdóttir
“The piece encompasses a sharp criticism towards the modern society which appears clearly in the interplay of words and actions.”
“The piece offers the dancers’ an opportunity to create strong characters and all of them had a star performance in their role.”

Pressan, March 10th 2011. Bryndís Schram
“The content of the piece is our daily life, contemplation about the meaning of life in this plastic world and the search for happiness. This is a sarcastic piece that props questions about the purpose of our existence.”
“The dancers deliver their roles with high competence and clearly get across the dissapointment, misery, fear and desperation of their characters in his cruel world.”

Morgunblaðið, March 8th 2011. Margrét Áskelsdóttir
“A fun and humorous piece that also touches the audince in a tracicomic way.”