Departures and Arrivals



Residency with Amanda Apetrea & Halla Ólafsdóttir
2016/11/14 › 2016/11/20

Forget Madonna, Elvis, Beyoncé, Whitney and Britney. Halla and Amanda never needed their last names and they continue to 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 with 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 their notorious performance Beauty and the Beast called DEAD.

There is a story that tells of Beauty and the Beast’s fascination with their own shadow. They kept looking at it, scratching it, pecking at it, until their shadow woke up, became alive and then ate them. Beauty and the Beast are now “DEAD Beauty and the Beast.”

DEAD is a dance performance that merges dance, poetry, music, light, darkness and the in between, seeing inner and outer reality.

Double headed crow
made love to it´s shadow
now X rated dead

Multi bodied force
with a message of rebel

penetrate worlds

Beauty and the Beast
give sweet head, give it to god too
they have two damn heads

they swallow with love
Ability to shape shift
sexual healing