Inga Huld Hákonardóttir and Rósa Ómarsdóttir (IS/BE): The Valley

21st of September at 8pm @ &TD Big Hall

The Valley is a place where man and machine have merged and the boundaries between lifeless bodies and animate machines have blurred. The Valley is a place of doubles. Where two become one, only to duplicate again, as it becomes unclear where one thing ends and another begins. What is a replica of which? Playing on the line of what is natural and what is artificial the performers use objects to make sounds and sounds to make movements as they question what is really in control. By dwelling in the ambiguous grey zone, in the valley of the uncanny, they bring to focus the double meaning of mechanical humans, artificial nature, organic machines and synthetic gardens.

Koreografija i izvedba: Inga Huld Hákonardóttir & Rósa Ómarsdóttir
Muzika: Sveinbjörn Thorarenssen
Scenografija: Ragna Þórunn Ragnarsdóttir
Rasvjeta: Michael Janssens
Produkcija: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek
U sklopu Flemish Artists’ Focus, uz potporu Flanders State of the Arts i Ministarstva kulture RH.
Uz potporu: Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, Reykjavík Dance Festival, Tjarnabíó, Vooruit, BUDA, WpZimmer, WorkSpaceBrussels, de School van Gaasbeek, Reykjavík Dance Atelier, The Icelandic Ministry of Culture and Education, Reykjavík Culture Fund, Garðabær Culture Fund


Inga and Rósa started their collaboration 6 years ago at the start of their education in P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. The Valley premiered at Reykjavík Dance Festival in 2015. In 2016, they received the Icelandic Theatre Award Griman for the work in the category Choreography of the Year.


Best conditions for working are having inspiring and considerate people in the room, and even just in the building. One great thing about travelling around to work at different residencies (though it can be exhausting) is that you frequently meet likeminded people and often end up having the greatest unexpected conversations and exchanges.

The Valley Trailer from Rosa Omarsdottir on Vimeo.