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Beauty and the Beast
2015/12/02 › 2015/12/03
Halla Ólafsdóttir, Amanda Apetrea
MDT

Is it a dance? Is it a show? Is it a play? Is it a band, a concert? Forget minimalism and everything you know about good taste. It is life and death. It is love. It's a place were beauty meets beast in a world were everything is possible. Forget Madonna, Prince, Elvis, Beyoncé, Whitney and Britney. Halla and Amanda never needed their lastnames and now they take on the greatest mononymes in dance history and blow you away. You’ll want to lean forward and then back in your chair. You feel safe, but you know that you are part of something dangerous. They don’t do hatred and contempt, they use love as a weapon.

Forget Madonna, Prince, Elvis, Beyoncé, Whitney and Britney. Halla and Amanda never needed their last names and now they take on the greatest mononymes in dance history and blow you away.

Amanda and Halla go way back and have been working together and apart in various constellations and projects for years now. It is always about friendship and they are never alone. They have collaborated with for instance Beauty and the Beast, jazz dance, danceoke, Nadja Hjorton, Emma Tolander, The Rite of Spring, spiritualism, realism, feminism, Sidney Leoni, The Swedish Dance History, Stina Nyberg, Zoë Poluch, the ÖFA-collective, Emma Kim Hagdahl, Ben Evans, THE FUTURE, Luís Miguel Felix, Mica Sigourney, I'm a very understanding woman, Mychoreography, Jessyka Watson Galbraith, Lisen Rosell, Chrisander Brun, Mårten Spångberg, Shaking the habitual, Ludvig Daae, Martin Lervik, Undertone, A Series of Event 2012, economy, crisis, Marcus Baldemar, Krööt Juurak, Maryam Nikandish, Alice Chauchat, Marcus Doverud, Emelie Garmén, Johan Thelander, Siri Hjorton Wagner, John Moström, Rebecka Stillman, Uri Turkenich, Märta Thisner, Rami Jawhari, Anna Sóley Tryggvadóttir, MDT, Carl Olof Berg, Dorte Olesen, dancing in the dark, Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir, Franz Edvard Cedrins, smoke and wind, Valgerður Rúnarsdóttir, Andros Zins-Browne, Elizabeth Ward, Reykjavík Dance Festival, Manon Santkin, Mariana Suikkanen Gomes, INPEX, Mattias Lech, Franziska Aigner, Samlingen, Tom Engels, Andrea Csaszni Rygh, Louise Höjer, Ivar Furre Aam, Eliisa Erävalo, love, lust and fear. At the moment Amanda and Halla are working on a sequel to B&B called DEAD Beauty and the Beast. A dance performance that merges dance, poetry, music, light, darkness and the in between, seeing inner and outer reality.

(Created and performed by: Halla Ólafsdóttir, Amanda Apetrea. Featuring: Lisen Rosell. Master of Light: Chrisander Brun. Opening act: Iki Gonzalez Magnusson and Sandra Akiiki.)