“Men loved the Earth so much that they devoured it; they consumed it completely. Then they left because nothing remained for them. After their disappearance, nature grew and constructed new lands.” Noémie Goudal, Les Amants

Moving between creation and destruction – THE LOVER contemplates the complex relationship between humans and nature. Bára Sigfúsdóttir makes space for different structures, rhythms and energies to exist and influence each other’s evolution. The body and it ́s environment keep transforming throughout the performance, questioning what is human, what is animal, what is nature, what is man-made, what is organic…

THE LOVER is a visual performance by Icelandic choreographer Bára Sigfúsdóttir, made in collaboration with visual artist Noémie Goudal, Icelandic musician BORKO and 88888.


After her debut solo On the other side of a sand dune Bára Sigfúsdóttir creates a new solo in which her choreographer signature is eloquent. In THE LOVER, the moving body of Bára Sigfúsdóttir interacts with the photography and installation by Noémie Goudal & 88888. The unique choreographic language of Sigfúsdóttir meets the installation on stage mixing illusion, scenography and photography thus obtaining poetic landscapes.

Sigfúsdóttir’s affinity towards the environment we live goes back to her youth in Iceland where she was living in close relationship with nature. Therefore she is very concerned by the export of natural sources and the relatively unknown consequences of commercial exploitation benefiting short-term economical purposes. THE LOVER portrays a character, thrown back at an instinctive mode, in surroundings where nature is completely consumed by mankind.

In THE LOVER the scenography creates an alternative landscape, consisting of two photographic images transforming on stage. It suggests an abandoned and exploited world, which is reviving and transformed into new landscapes. In this environment remains a creature of flesh and blood, assailable and defenceless although curiosity and a desire to explore the world are pushing it forward. THE LOVER depicts the intrinsic vulnerability of the human and its relationship towards nature. It’s a portrait of mankind where the human being is characterized by a strong belief in the future and a never- ending desire to develop himself. He wants to map the world and control nature. However, when nature speaks back, human surrender just powerless.

Première: March 27, 28 2015, Beursschouwburg Brussels Length: about 55 minutes
Concept, choreography and performance: Bára Sigfúsdóttir Concept and photography: Noémie Goudal
Scenography: Noémie Goudal & 88888 Music and sound design: Borko Dramaturgy: Sara Vanderieck Costume: Andrea Kränzlin
Lighting design: Kris Van Oudenhove
Technics: Kris Van Oudenhove and/or Marlies Jacques
Production: Curtain Call Productions
Coproduction: Workspace Brussels BE, TAKT Dommelhof BE, Vooruit BE (in the frame of the European Network DNA (Departures and Arrivals). Co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.)
With the support of: wpZimmer BE, Dansens Hus Stockholm SE, de Warande BE, kc De Werf BE, CAMPO BE, kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek BE and Bora Bora Aarhus DK With the financial support of: the Flemish Government, the Flemish Community Commission of the Brussels Capital Region, the French Embassy in Belgium (Service de Coopération et d’Action Culturelle (SCAC)

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