Liminal States (2024)





The performance Liminal States serves as an escape from the visual sphere of our existence into the energetic embodied aspect of living. A space of liminality where experiences happen on the threshold of consciousness. 

The desire behind this work is to dialogue with internal spaces that are beyond the persona. To put a focus on where the transformative happens and can be experienced as corporal liminal states of abyss. Ultimately it can be seen as a meditation on the elusive but powerful sub-currents of our lives. 

The work is based on an ongoing artistic research conducted by the choreographer into altered states of perception through phenomenological embodiment. It is the last in a trilogy dealing with the notion of larger forces that act on us beyond our conscious mind. The trilogy consists of; Pervasive Magnetic Stimuli(2018), Boundless Ominous Fields(2024), Liminal States(2024). 

The original composition was created by Peter Rehberg for the performance Pervasive Magnetic Stimuli(2018). Creating a new performance Liminal States(2024) on Peter’s music is a tribute to the decade-long collaboration between Icelandic choreographer Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir and Peter Rehberg until his passing in 2021. 

The music composition will be released on Editions Mego in 2025. Pre-release at the Liminal States premiere 1st November 2024 at the City Theatre of Reykjavík in Iceland.


Direction, choreography, concept, set design: Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir
Performers: Félix Urbina Alejandre, Una Björg Bjarnadóttir, Elín Signý W. Ragnarsdóttir, Erna Gunnarsdóttir

Composition: Peter Rehberg
Lights design: Jójann Friðrik Ágústsson

This Performance was produced and commissioned by the Icelandic Dance Company Reykjavík.