Crazy in love with MR. PERFECT

“One of the most innovative, funny and interesting pieces of dance I have seen.” (Scots Gay News)

  • Premiered at Reykjavík Dance Festival, September 2007
  • Aerowaves selection in 2007
  • Nominated for the Icelandic Theater Awards (Gríman) in 2008

Choreography and Performance:  Brian Gerke and Steinunn Ketilsdóttir

As a young culture obsessed by love, we relish the opportunity to discuss, examine, dissemble and reassemble any fictional or factual relationship with which we come into contact. We watch exquisite love stories, “not a chance in hell” romantic comedies, and less than likely ”inspired by real events” miracle unions, and wait… For what? For it to happen to us? And if fiction is based on fact, why doesn’t it happen to us? Are the love stories we compare and measure ourselves by, in fact, neorealistic; fictional transpirings, set in verifiable, historically accurate settings? And if so, did romantic love ever exist in the first place?… How is it two people come to be “together” in love?  In Crazy in love with MR.PERFECT two young people, one male and one female, both in search of the perfect man discuss, obsess and confess their personal relationships.

REVIEWS

…”Icelandic choreographer Steinunn Ketilsdottir and Brian Gerke explore their need for love, with beautiful, sweeping choreography interrupted by genuinely witty dialogue.”… (the Scotsman)

…”the dance became truly engaging, as the performers revealed more and more vulnerability, and my own heart peeled itself open in response.”… (Dance Magazine)

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