Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir “Pervasive Magnetic Stimuli”

Dance in wild landscapes of energy

World-renowned choreographer explores how the human body manifests itself through emotions and energies in this new dance performance.

In this latest work for 3 dancers, Guðjónsdóttir opens up a new and unexplored realm of her choreographic methodology and deepens her distinctive and innovative performance aesthetic even further.

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. / C G Jung

Pervasive Magnetic Stimuli serves as a doorway into the sub- and unconscious. Populated by instincts and archetypes, C G Jung saw the Collective Unconscious as an unconscious field that transcends the personal psyche and having a physical home localised anatomically in the subcortical centres, the cerebellum and the spinal cord. The onstage spectacle and its supporting methodologies represent a realm where appearances and consciously motivated action are not the lived reality of our lives. Forces equally ancient as current and far greater than all of us are explored through a  language which is marked by an infinite presence that reveals and pervades its environment in the same moment.

For the last 8 years Margrét Sara has focused her professional research on physical doorways into physiological and emotional sub worlds association with myofascial release and beyond. Through this research she began the process of mapping out a new category of performative body language, ways of developing it further, and transferring this knowledge to the group of performers she works with on a long term basis. The working methods directly inform the theme of the artistic works. In 2017 Margrét Sara started an ongoing collaboration with philosophy professor Susan Kozel at the Malmö University in Sweden.

Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir (IS) is a choreographer who has toured internationally with her own work since 2010 and currently lives and works in Berlin. Displaying the politics of intimacy is a core theme within her choreographic work while working with and exploring pathologies of the social political body within our own bodies. Margrét Sara has collaborated with a consistent team of performers over the last five years and the soundscapes which accompany the works are exclusively created by and with Peter Rehberg (PITA), electronic composer and director of the record label Editions MEGO in Vienna.

Concept, choreography, costumes, set design: Margrét Sara Gudjónsdóttir | Performers: Johanna Chemnitz, Laura Siegmund, Suet-Wan Tsang | Music: Peter Rehberg | Light design: Margrét Sara Gudjónsdóttir & Martin Beeretz | Photo: Eva Schimdhuber | Production management: Elena Krüskemper/Lokal International | Distribution: Something Great | Funded by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin | Co-production: Inkonst, WP Zimmer Antwerpen