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Workshop med Erna Ómarsdóttir

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I denne workshopen skal vi arbeide med noen elementer som har vært en del av forestillingen Juliet Duet og prosessen som førte til Romeo and Juliet, og som Erna og Halla har vært i i løp av de siste årene.

Elementene vi skal arbeide med aktiverer forskjellige kvaliteter eller teksturer i både bevegelse og stemme, blander eller sidestiller det teatrale og det fysiske, plasserer dem lagvis på uventede måter, eller forvandler seg fra et element til et annet i en dans som er en omgripende, vibrerende, flytende, kjempende, renselsesskrikende og helende, utstrekkende og tilbaketrekkende, eksploderende og altomfavnende kjærlighetsforhekselse...

Eller bruken av eventyraktige og dagligdagse gestikulasjoner sammen med erfaringen av en besynderlig kjærlighetsforbannelse, hvor tung letthet, seriøs forfengelighet, uformelig kaos, fjær av bly, lys røyk, kald ild, syk helse, vanskapt skjønnhet, stillestående søvngjengeri, som ikke er hva det er...


Workshopen er gratis og åpen for danse- og scenekunstnere, og andre kunstnere med interesse for bevegelsesarbeid. Studenter innenfor 

dans/teater/performance kan også melde seg på - påmelding via TicketCo.

Arrangeres i samarbeid PRODA Vestland og Bergen Dansesenter - regionalt kompetansesenter for dans.


The workshop will consist of elements that have been part of the Juliet Duet and the Romeo and Juliet process of Erna and Halla in one way or another the past few years.

The elements we will work on are engaging different textures of movement and voice, the mixture or the juxtaposing of both theatricality and physicality, layered in an unexpected manner or morphing from one element to another in a dance that is an embracing, vibrating, flowing, struggling, cleaning-screaming-healing, stretching-containing, erupting all embracing love spell...

Or a fairytale and common daily life gestures put into an experience of a strange love curse were heavy lightness, serious vanity, misshapen chaos, feathers of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health, misshapen beauty, still-waking sleep, that is not what it is...


The workshop is free and open to dance and theater artists, and also others interested in work on movements. Students on dance, theater or 

performance may sign up at TicketCo.

Made in coopoeration witgh PRODA Vestland and Bergen Dansesenter - regionalt kompetansesenter for dans.



Erna Ómarsdóttir, artistic director of Iceland Dance Company, graduated from PARTS (performing arts research and training studios) in 1998. Following her graduation she worked with Jan Fabre, Ballet C De la B, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and became a founding member of the collectives Ekki (Reykjavík) and Poni (Brüssel). She has created and directed a number of works for Iceland Dance Company, including We are all Marlene Dietrich FOR (2005) in collaboration with Emil Hrvation (Janez Janza) and Transaquania – out of the blue – (2009) and Transaquania – into thin air (2010) in collaboration with Damien Jalet and Gabríela Friðriksdóttir. In 2018, Erna created, in collaboration with Icelandic choreographer Halla Ólafsdóttir, a brand new version of Shakespear’s very own Romeo and Juliet for the Gartnerplatsteater in Munich.

In 2008 Erna and Valdimar Jóhannsson founded the performance group Shalala. Shalala has produced numerous dance- and performance pieces that have been presented at leading performing arts festivals and theatres worldwide. Valdimar and Erna also form a theatrical band called LAZYBLOOD.

Erna Ómarsdóttir has worked closely with visual artist Gabríela Friðriksdóttir and musicians Björk, SigurRós, Ólöf Arnalds Jóhann Jóhannsson and Ben Frost. She was an associate director of Les Grandes Traversees in Bordeaux France in 2007 and co-artistic director of Reykjavík Dance Festival 2014. Erna has been nominated a number of times for her work in Ballet Tanz annual reviews, she is a recipient of the Iceland Performing Arts Awards and a resident artist of APAP – advancing performing arts project, a European network connecting international and local aspects of contemporary arts.