Yes dear

“….In Yes dear, the need for connection was very dominant and the screaming demand for attention, acceptance and love was overwhelming. These elements, which were very strong in the work, created dramatic tension between the performers. They all lacked something, were waiting for something, wanted something and used a variety of tactics to try to attain what they wanted but achieved various responses, which all had strong indications of codependency.”   (Ástbjörg Rut Jónsdóttir. Víðsjá, The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service)

  • Premiered at Kassinn Black Box at the National Theatre of Iceland, 2012
  • Nominated for The Cultural Awards in Dance at DV Newspaper in Iceland

How do families function and what does it mean to be dysfunctional? How and why do we alter and adjust ourselves in our interactions with our loved ones? Where do we draw the line and how far will we go?

In this work Steinunn takes on a new approach in a evening long group piece.  Her unique choreographic language, infused with expression and light-hearted cynicism, lends itself to a physical and abstract exploration examining the constructs of families.  Steinunn ´s collaborators are seven prominent dancers and actors, composer Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir of Amiina and visual artist Jóni Jónsdóttir of the Icelandic Love Corporation. This artistic team dissected, twisted and distorted universal family themes and taboos, exposed the unsaid and revealed the layers of emotions beneath the surface.  Reviews / Photos

Choreograpy:  Steinunn Ketilsdóttir

Performers:  Aðalheiður Halldórsdóttir, Árni Pétur Guðjónsson, Berglind Pétursdóttir, Hannes Þór Egilsson, Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir, Magnús Guðmundsson, Snædís Lilja Ingadóttir

Music:  Sólrún Sumarliðadóttir

Costumes and Set:  Jóní Jónsdóttir

Dramaturgy:  Ásgerður G. Gunnarsdóttir

Lights:  Garðar Borgþórsson

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