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  • By Pálína Jónsdóttir and Walid Breidi
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  • Icelandic Title: Völva
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  • Conception, Direction and Performance: Pálína Jónsdóttir
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  • Set Design, Lighting and Video Installation: Xavier Boyaud
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  • Costume: Filippía I. Elísdóttir, Guðrún Ragna Sigurjónsdóttir 
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  • Sound Installation: Walid Breidi
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  • Music: Skúli Sverrisson
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  • Factotum: J. Ed Araiza
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  • Premiered in the Black Box on the 22nd of October 2009 
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  • www.leikhusid.is/leikhusid/english
  • Völva - The Prophetess’s Prediction is a form of electronic theatrical sorcery, in which the mysterious predictions of the Völuspá are communicated in a new and interactive way. The actress, a manifestation of the Völva (prophetess), controls the action through a wearable electronic medium that is the Völva’s magic device. Völuspá is a progressive play of merging mediums that creates a new dimension within the theatrical landscape. It is based on the traditional Völuspá – Prophecy of the Völva, which has been re-composed by Þórarinn Eldjárn.
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  • Völuspá is a component of the Prose Edda, poems passed on verbally until the 13th century, when they were written down. Völuspá is an ode to the world’s creation, as well as its end in Ragnarök, “the fate of the gods”.
  • The production received a development grant from the Prologos playwriting fund, as well as a grant from the Ministry of Culture. It is a collaboration between the National Theatre and Pálína from Grund.