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Bára Sigfúsdóttir & Noémie Goudal -THE LOVER

maa 09/03/2015 > vri 13/03/2015

This new solo by the Icelandic dancer Bára Sigfúsdóttir in collaboration with the French visual artist Noémie Goudal and the Icelandic musician Borko, is a poetic performance about the complex relationship between man and nature. A lonely, vulnerable woman wanders in a barren, desolate landscape. She is driven on by her survival instinct and her curiosity about the transformative surroundings.
Bára Sigfúsdóttir made her debut with the solo On the other side of a sand dune. In THE LOVER, Bára’s dancing body comes together with Noémie Goudal’s photographic installation. An encounter between Sigfúsdóttir’s very special language of movement and the work of Goudal, who combines illusion, stage design and photography to create surreal landscapes.
 
“Men loved the Earth so much that they devoured it; they consumed it completely. Then they left because nothing remained for them. After their disappearance, nature grew and constructed new lands.” Noémie Goudal, Les Amants
 
Credits: 
concept, choreography & dance Bára Sigfúsdóttir
scenography Noémie Goudal & 88888
music Borko
light Kris Van Oudenhove
dramaturgy Sara Vanderieck
technique Kris Van Oudenhove, Marlies Jacques 
production Curtain Call Productions
co-production workspacebrussels, TAKT Dommelhof (Neerpelt), Vooruit (Gent) in the frame of the European Network DNA (Departures and Arrivals), co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union
support Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek (Brussel), wpZimmer (Antwerpen), Dansens Hus (Stockholm), de Warande (Turnhout), De Werf (Brugge), CAMPO (Gent), Bora Bora (Aarhus)
financial support the Flemish Government, the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region, the French Embassy in Belgium (Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle (SCAC)

Première: 27th and 28th March 2015, Performatik, Beursschouwburg Brussels

Trailer of The Lover