What is this black blood that floes through the veins of our industrialised world? God’s balm or the devil’s excrement? What mythology inhabits this world? To what extent does it irreversibly affect us and our relationship with our surroundings?

Erna Ómarsdóttir and Damien Jalet have developed this piece thanks to the dancers from the Iceland Dance Company, inventing a contemporary ritual that explores the energy of an archaic trance set against a world in which instincts have been industrialised and dancers take on the form of fossils, industrial machines and pagan gods.

The team

Artistic director: Erna Ómarsdóttir

Choreographer: Erna Ómarsdóttir and Damien Jalet

Original music: Ben Frost  

Other music: Danzel

Lighting: Björn Bergsteinn Guðmundsson

Wardrobe: Júlíanna Steingrímsdóttir  




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60 minutes

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