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  • Name:

    Coming Up

  • Created by:

    Samsteypan

  • Icelandic title:

    Coming Up

  • Set design:

    Þyrí Huld Árnadóttir

  • Costume design:

    Þyrí Huld Árnadóttir

  • Music:

    Baldvin Magnússon, Grieg,

  • Lighting design:

    Garðar Borgþórsson

  • Choreographer:

    Katrín Gunnarsdóttir and Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir

  • Performers: Katrín GunnarsdóttirMelkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir
  • Producer:

    Samsteypan

  • When and where premièred?:

    22. march 2013

  • Artform:

    dance

  • Audience (suitable for?):

    suitable for all ages

  • Use of text:

    yes

  • Length:

    40 minutes

  • Is the production available for tour?:

    Yes

  • Has the production toured?:

    No

  • Number off people on tour:

    3

  • Number of performers on stage:

    2

  • Stage/venue requirements:

    white box

  • Technical requirements:

    Sound:

    -Professional full range sound system with subwoofer, 3-way or 4-way (Meyersound, Nexo, l-Acoustics, d&b) suited to the size of the venue, with an even coverage for the entire audience area, capable to produce 110dBA at front of house position. -Digital Mixing console (Yamaha, Midas, Allen&Heath or similar) with minimum of 16 channels and on board effects (Reverb, delay, graphic EQ etc.) -Two directionlal/shotgun microphones (Sennheiser ME 36 or similar). -Two wireless lavalier microphones complete with transmitters and recievers (DPA, Sennheiser, Mipro or similar).

    Lights (Preferably - but can be adjusted to fit venue):

    20 xPar 64 5 x650W Selecon PC 8 x750W ETC Source4 15-30° 1 x 750W ETC source 4 25 - 50° 2xMartin TW1 2xSource Revolution 1xMartin Jem smokemachine

  • Founded year? By? Members? Contact?:

    Samsteypan experiments with dance, expanding and pushing its boundaries, with an emphasis on creativity and originality. Samsteypan creates work, not only for showing, but also for saying, using dance as a means of expression and communication. Working together since 2005 as an independent dance and physical theater collective, this group, made up of five dancers, choreographers and theatre artists actively seeks interdisciplinary collaborations with theatre artists, musicians, choreographers and dramaturges. Samsteypan is one of a few independent dance companies in Iceland, and therefore participates actively in building up the independent dance scene in the country. Over the past four years, Samsteypan has been awarded grants from the European Youth Commission, The Ministry of Science, Education and Culture of Iceland, City of Reykjavik, Prologus playwriting fund and the Icelandic Theater Committee The group has also enjoyed performing in The Faroe Islands, Germany, Finland, Italy and France. Most recently Samsteypan was nominated by the Icelandic Theater Awards as “Choreographer of the Year 2010″ for the piece Shake Me and again in 2009 for DJ Happiness. Members are; Ásgerður G. Gunnarsdóttir, Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Melkorka S. Magnúsdóttir, Vigdís Eva Guðmundsdóttir and Ragnheiður Bjarnarson.

          • What is it?: Two choreographers work together to create the perfect climax but when it comes to it, dancing together becomes difficult. Steps are left hanging with each and every crescendo collapsing under its own weight. Most of their ideas lack consistency, whilst their ambition to build the perfect climax offers nothing but disenchantment.