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  • Name: Kandíland
  • Created by: Samsteypan Dance and Theatre Collective
  • Icelandic title: Kandíland
  • Director: Víkingur Kristjánsson
  • Dramaturg: Ásgerður. G. Gunnarsdóttir
  • Set design: Eirún Sigurðardóttir
  • Costume design: Eirún Sigurðardóttir
  • Music: Gísli Galdur Þorgeirsson
  • Lights: Hörður Ágústsson
  • Choreographer: Samsteypan in collaboration with Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson and Víkingur Kristjánsson
  • Performers: Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir, Ragnheiður Bjarnarson, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson og Vigdís Eva Guðmundsdóttir
  • Producer: Arna Ýr Sævarsdóttir
  • Touring information:
  • The production is available for tour. Number of people on tour: 8. Number of performers on stage: 5
  • Stage, venue requirements: 10 x 10 meter floor space, indoor black box
  • For technical rider contact samsteypan.collective@gmail.com or arnayr@gmail.com
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  • When and where premiered?
  • December 30th 2010 at Kassinn, National Theatre
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  • Webpage: www.samsteypan.wordpress.com
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  • What is it?
  • Welcome to Kandiland, the land of plenty,
  • Kandíland is ruled by glitter and glamour
  • And everyone wants to be king.
  • Nothing is sacred and desperate measures
  • are used to seize the throne.
  • Power changes hands and feet –
  • but only for a few minutes at a time.
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  • This dance and theatre show looks in to
  • human’s need  for power with the body
  • as the tool.
  • The inspiration comes from William Shakespeare’s
  • History plays and is the second part of a
  • Shakespearean trilogy.
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  • Production information:
  • -Length: 60 min
  • -Audience: Suitable for all ages
  • -Use of text: Little use of text
  • -Language: English or Icelandic
  • -Artform: Dance, Physical Theatre, Dance Theatre
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  • Excerpts from reviews:
  • The piece was meticulously constructed and reached its climax in a
  • very amazing version of Henry’s V speech over the English army…
  • Kandíland is a top notch dance theatre piece which is clearly
  • created by passion and ambition.
  • (Salka Guðmundsdóttir, Víðsjá, Radio 1)
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