Erna Ómarsdóttir

25 > 29.06.18

Feeling Dance Factory

With Valdimar Jóhannsson

Erna Ómarsdóttir was born in Reykjavik (Iceland) and graduated from P.A.R.T.S., Anne Teresa de Keersemaeker’s dance school. As a performer, she has worked with ballet compa- nies such as C de la B, Jan Fabre and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. She was a co-founder of the collectives EKKA and PONI, but now devotes herself to personal projects, such as The Mysteries of Love (2002), We are all Marlene Dietrich for (2009) or We Saw Monster (2011). She regularly works with such top-ranking Icelandic artists as Björk, Gabriela Fridriksdóttir and Ólöf Arnalds.


This intensive workshop will deal with the idea of borderline musicals – their mysteries will be revealed and their topic will be dissected to the bone with sincerity. A few critical moments in the history of the borderline musical will be re-enacted with the group and renewed with a hint of the supernatural. Among the elements of the workshop are: Getting into contact with our primal energy and sometimes juxtaposing it with fitness, tap dancing and cheerleading elements. Scream cleaning. Exercising contemporary exorcism. Characters like Putrid Sapphire and MC Multiple Personality Disorder might involve themselves in the workshop at some point.