Photos: Simon Vaughan
Using dancers ranging from 20 to 60 years old and an original sound score by Gudni Franzson.
In Von our hopes and dreams are investigated as they span different generations. Instinctive images are created throughout body, music, and visual imagery, inspired by the writings of Lára’s fellow countryman, Árni Ibsen who passed away in 2005.
In the piece VON specific attention is given to the issue of how far energy/thought process can be sustained within energy/movement/stillness and how we model energy/thought can have a great effect on what final shape energy/movement/stillness takes.
Choreographer: Lára Stefánsdóttir
Music: Guðni Franzson
Dancers: Ingibjörg Björnsdóttir, Sverrir Guðjónsson, Vicente Sancho, Lára Stefánsdóttir/ Rebecca Convey, Saga Sigurðardóttir, Hannes Egilsson/Kamil Warshulski
Costumes: Lára Stefánsdóttir
Filmmaker: Kristín Eva Þórhallsdóttir
Light-designer: Jóhann Pálmason, Björn Bergsteinn Guðmundsson
Photographer: Simon Vaughan
VON got excellent responses when it was premiered in Reykjavík November 2005. In 2006 the work was performed at ArtsDepot N-London and later in May 2007 in Stuttgart, Germany.
Thanks to Ministry of Iceland and Middlesex University, London.
Produced by Lara Pro Toto dance theatre