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  • Name:

    On the other side of a sand dune

  • Created by:

    Bára Sigfúsdóttir

  • Icelandic title:

    Handan heiða

  • Director:

    Bára Sigfúsdóttir

  • Costume design:

    Mat Voorter

  • Music:


  • Lighting design:

    Joris De Bolle

  • Choreographer:

    Bára Sigfúsdóttir

  • Performers: Bára Sigfúsdóttir
  • Producer:

    Curtain Call Productions

  • When and where premièred?:

    Belgium: Jet Herfst Festival, Brussels nov 2013, Iceland: Reykjavik Dance Festival, August 2013

  • Webpage: http://barasigfusdottir.wordpress.com / http://www.ccproductions.be
  • Artform:


  • Production type: Theatre / Dance
  • Audience (suitable for?):


  • Use of text:


  • Language of text:
  • Length:

    ca. 45 min

  • Is the production available for tour?:


  • Has the production toured?:


  • Info on recent tours:


    -September 7th – an excerpt for the opening of StairCase.studio in Brussels, Belgium

    -September 26th – Avant-premiére at Danscentrum Jette, Brussels, Belgium

    -November 17th – Jet Herfst Festival, Brussels, Belgium


    -August 23rd – Stockholm Fringe Festival, Stockholm, Sweden

    -August 26th – Reykjavik Dance Festival, Iceland

    -September 21st – TAKT#12 festival, Dommelhof, Belgium

    -September 26th – CC De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium

    -October 10th – CC de Spil, Roeselare, Belgium

    -November 22nd – Fricties #5 festival, CC Hasselt, Belgium

    -December 8th – December Dance Festival, Brugge, Belgium

    -December 25th – Free entrance showing, Bangalore, India

    -March 16th – All the is March, Den Haag – Holland

  • Number off people on tour:


  • Number of performers on stage:


  • Stage/venue requirements:

    Preferable measurements of stage:

    Proscenium opening 10 m Depth: 10 m Width: 10 m

    Black dance marley and preferably black box

    -Other space measurements and options can be discussed

  • Technical requirements:

    Organizers provide:


    16 x par 64, CP62 5 x PC 2 kW (front of house) 4 x 2 kW Profile (front of house) 16 x asymm. floodlight 1 kW

    Color gels 200 and 201 and frost 114

    -All lights are black and to be provided with safety cables. The PC have revolving barndoors and the profile spots have an iris -A good computer lighting board (soft patch, flash, automatic cross-fade, 24 submasters etc.) -Houselights dimmable from computer lighting board


    -A stereo type high power quality PA system that covers the listening area -Two monitors for the dancer, min 500 w -EQ´S on the master FOH

    Technical Director:

    Joris De Bolle +32 477 94 72 85 email: jorisdebolle@gmail.com

    --Other lighting options can be discussed and arranged

        • What is it?: On the other side of a sand dune is a solo inspired by memories of old Icelandic women who have lived through an incredible evolution of humanity in the past century. If one digs back in time only a 100 years or so and even less – it is astonishing to see the living conditions and way of thinking. Living through times like that until today were the amount of choices can seem overwhelming is an interesting journey, and the memories and experience of this transition are still alive with the people who passed through these changes.
Inspired by interviews Bára made with a few old Icelandic women at the beginning of her research, she has created a fantasy from events that took place over 70 years ago until today. Bára has created a timeless character, a world of a girl/woman where desires, ideas and feelings of lost times can reflect upon our nowadays lives in a theatrical dance performance where dance, voice and lights will intertwine into an experience of realizing and reflecting a bit more clearly on the presence in our lives by getting a peek into the past.