Sálufélagar invite you to a party in honor of our image,us Icelanders. At this gathering, everyone isconscious of privilege, and we will celebrate inclusivity and diversity. Here you can be the best version of yourself.
Close your eyes. Listen to the silence. You are alone. Feel the moss beneath your feet. Sense the power in the depths of the earth, how it flows up and into your naked flesh. You and the untouched nature become one and you feel how small you are in the vast wilderness: innocent, pure, untamed, mysterious, foreign, - but familiar. This is the land of the unexpected, the land of secrets. Your land.
Sálufélagar is a performance art group founded in 2015 by Nína Hjálmarsdóttir and Selma Reynisdóttir. The group uses devised methods in staging the self and the image. Earlier performances include Mátulegt (2015), which premiered at the 2016 NEU/NOW festival in Amsterdam, and Soulmates (2016). Independent Party People first staged as a ‘work in progress’ in Mengi, August 2018. Following that performance Sálufélagar received funding from the Iceleandic ministry of education and culture to make a full-scale production of the concept.
This performance is in Icelandic.
Creators and performers: Davíð Þór Katrínarson, Jónmundur Grétarsson, Nína Hjálmarsdóttir og Selma Reynisdóttir.
Project Managers: Nína Hjálmarsdóttir og Selma Reynisdóttir
Set design: Katerina Blahutová
Assistants in dramaturgy: Brogan Davison og Pétur Ármannsson
Music: Sigrún Jónsdóttir
Lighting: Aron Martin Ásgerðarson
Costumes: Tanja Huld Levý
Marketing and PR: Heba Eir Kjeld
Photographer: Owen Fiene
Graphic design: Jón Kári Eldon
The project is supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.