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  • By Erna Ómarsdóttir and Valdimar Jóhannsson
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  • Directors: Erna Ómarsdóttir and Valdimar Jóhannsson
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  • Set Design and Costumes: Erna Ómarsdóttir and Valdimar Jóhannsson
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  • Music: Erna Ómarsdóttir and Valdimar Jóhannsson
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  • Choreographers: Erna Ómarsdóttir and Valdimar Jóhannsson
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  • Cast: Erna Ómarsdóttir and Valdimar Jóhannsson
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  • Premiered on the 1st of August 2010 in Norðurpóllinn
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  • www.ernaomarsdottir.com 
  • Digging in the sand with only one hand is a piece where dance, music and storytelling come together as one whole. The sand and the sea are an inspiration. The dance is an inspiration for a story and vice versa. The sand made us think of gold and the wild wild west.
  • Cowboy-films and old spaghetti westerns brought us to Skagaströnd, the hometown of Hallbjörn Hjartarson, the one, the only, and ever existing Icelandic cowboy who lives in his bar/restaurant called Kantribaer which is his Country-town next to the sea, at the roots of a mountain north of Iceland. The memory of Hallbjörn became the motive for the story. He made his crazy dream come true even though the whole town of Skagaströnd didn´t want him or his country-business cause they were afraid that he was making them all look like fools. The story is a fantasy about the moment when men can´t stop materializing their dream. In the end they wake up from a nightmare and realize that their dream is a reality they don´t wanna be a part of. The performance is in two parts that are linked in a strange but symbolic way.