The Island
devised and performed by Arne MacPherson, Freya Olafson, Friðgeir Einarsson and Ingibjörg Magnadóttir
Dramaturgical assistance: Margrét Bjarnadóttir
Lights: Hugh Conacher
Music: Guðmundur Vignir Karlsson (Kippi Kaninus)
Performed in Gamla bíó, Reykjavík, in September 2011 and in Winnipeg in May 2012

Icelanders Friðgeir Einarsson and Ingibjörg Magnadóttir and Canadians Arne MacPherson and Freya Olafson intend The Island to cross continents and link together Icelanders and people of Icelandic origin in opposite corners of the world. But more importantly this work highlights different performing methods, aiming to create a single platform for visual art, dance, theater and performance. The Island focuses on social isolation in modern society. It investigates the borders between people, loneliness and the desire to share time and space with other people.

photo by Hugh Conacher photo by Hugh Conacher photo by Hugh Conacher photo by Hugh Conacher photo by Hugh Conacher