Heilabrot

Premiered at Reykjavík City Theater, 2009

  • Nominated for the Icelandic Theater Awards (Gríman) in 2010

Choreographers: Brian Gerke, Steinunn Ketilsdóttir and dancers

Dancers:  Aðalheiður Halldórsdóttir, Cameron Corbett, Katrín Johnson, Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir

Music: LeAnn Rimes, Nina Simone, Phil Collins and more

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?

REVIEWS

“The piece encompasses a sharp criticism towards the modern society which appears clearly in the interplay of words and actions.(Sesselja G. Magnúsdóttir, Fréttablaðið)

“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.”  (Bryndís Schram, Pressan)

“A fun and humorous piece that also touches the audince in a tracicomic way.” (Margrét Áskelsdóttir, Morgunblaðið)