Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir — Variations on Closer

2 & 3 Oct 2014

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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Showing her work for the first time in London, Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir presents a piece of dance questioning what it means to be engaged in the act of watching. Best known for her performances with international choreographers such as Jan Fabre and Gisele Vienne, this year she has been commissioned by Cullberg Ballet to create a new version of her solo performance Soft Target.

In Variations on Closer, the audience comes face to face with three charismatic female performers. They explore different levels of physical closeness between themselves as individuals and their observers. Audience and performers alike are offered a chance to reassess what it feels like to be observed, breaking traditional theatrical conventions. Confronted with the effect of the gaze, we are invited to enter an unsettling moment of empathy, attraction, intimacy and alienation.

The performance is accompanied by an enigmatic soundtrack by a pioneer of experimental electronic music, Peter Rehberg (known as PITA), the owner and artistic director of the record label MEGO. Variations on Closer is an intriguing and intimate theatrical experience from one of Iceland’s most daring dance makers.

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R