HYPER

In her new commissioned work HYPER Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir considers the embodied effects of the social political landscape we live in. This latest work dwells on and inside the deep tissues both of this reality and of the bodies trying to cope with it. HYPER conveys the essences of this grand human drama as a cry from the body to a viewer who is offered to experience extreme internal and sensorial states through the bodies of four dancers. As a performance, it silently creeps under the skin and slides around in spaces within, confronting the bodily surface as a gateway to what lies beneath and beyond our superficial facade. HYPER disarms with its crisp stillness, and gives access to the healing aspects of confronting the inner reality of the de-bordered body, providing an alternate reality of pleasure and pain that comes with diving into the HYPER-states.

 

castcredits
CHOREOGRAPHY / CONCEPT / SET DESIGN
Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir

SOUND DESIGN
Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir in collaboration with David Kiers

LIGHTING DESIGN
Martin Beeretz

DANCERS FROM THE ENSEMBLE OF THE CULLBERGBALLETT
Adam Schütt, Anand Bolder, Eleanor Campbell, Vincent Van der Plas

PHOTO CREDITS
Jasmin Storch

 

Reviews
“For this author, Hyper is something of an epiphany…the work succeeds in engaging the audience in a contemplation that goes far beyond the body’s exterior, physical form. It’s a painful but powerful piece of choreography.”
Malena Forsare, Sydsvenskan
 
“Despite its challenging, slow pace, this is a piece in constant motion… as if the bodies of the dancers are struggling against a powerful headwind. This composition is about me and my personal struggles – or about you and yours.”
Sune Johannesson, Kristianstadsbladet