Departures and Arrivals



The Lover
2015/11/25 › 2015/11/25
Sigfusdottir, Bara

How close do we, as humans, remain to nature?

From her Icelandic background, dancer Bára Sigfúsdóttir questions how close we, as humans, remain to nature. The simple, almost primitive lifestyle she grew up with, is the antithesis of the lack of respect we show our environment and nature in these modern times.

In ‘The Lover’ the protagonist has to survive in a world in which nature has been used up completely. She is simultaneously vulnerable and defenseless but also curious and hopeful. Can human power and nature’s energy find a way back to each other?

The Icelandic choreographer studied at P.A.R.T.S dance school and has been living in Brussels ever since. For ‘The Lover’ – her second solo project – she collaborated with French photographer Noémie Goudal, using two of her pictures for the decor. Just like Sigfúsdóttir’s choreography, the images express a delicate balancing act: how much can a movement or image show to stimulate the viewer’s imagination, without revealing everything too soon? The soundtrack is by Borko, from the melancholy stable of Seabear and múm.


Length: about 60 minutes

Concept, Choreography and performance: Bára Sigfúsdóttir

Concept and photography: Noémie Goudal

Scenography: Noémie Goudal in collaboration with 88888

Soundscape: Borko

Production: Curtain Call Productions

Coproduction: Workspace Brussels, TAKT Dommelhof, Vooruit (in the frame of the European Network DNA (Departures and Arrivals).

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.)

With the support of: wpZimmer, Dansens Hus Stockholm, de Warande, De Werf, CAMPO and Bora Bora Aarhus With the financial support of: the Flemish Government

The Lover is made possible with support from [DNA] Departures and Arrivals/European commission Culture Program