Heike Salzer (Other), Ingi Jensson (Other)

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Krummi is a multimedia performance, choreographed and directed by Heike Salzer and commissioned by Merge Dance Company at Texas State University. The piece explores Nordic mythology and in particular the old Icelandic poem ‘Krummivisur’ – The Raven’s song.

The piece explores a sophisticated interrelationship of aural and visual rhythms. Via the dialogues of the rhythm of movement/choreography on stage, composition of the sites and movements on the screen and the rhythm of the edit and the soundscape, the piece creates an aesthetic and visceral experience for the audience. The screen-choreography of this work is created by moving nature, challenging the perception of screendance in its traditional form and shape, by presenting work without human dancers; the moving elements of nature such as geothermal landscape, water, steam and ravens as well as the kinaesthetic camera moving camera are edited to a visual choreography of moving images ,where the ravens and moving nature elements are choreographed on the screen.

Directors: Heike Salzer & Ingi Jensson
Dancers: The Ravens
Camera: Heike Salzer & Ingi Jensson
Editing: Heike Salzer
Sound: Jack Laidlaw-Music & Heike Salzer
Year of completion: 2014
Country of production: Iceland & USA
Length: 12.21 Min

April 2014, 25-26, 2014

SCREENING/INSTALLATION11 = 15 September 2019Invited for screening at Dance Festival Mestre Mon Amour, Venice, (Italy)June 10-12, 2015
Screened as part of the presentation ‘Embodied research methods in site specific screendance’ at the 5th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies, University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
May 14, 2015
Screening at Tees Dance Film Fest, Middlesbrough (United Kingdom)
Feb 28, 2015
Exclusive Screening with live Sound Mixing by Jack Laidlaw
Dance City, Newcastle, (United Kingdom)
Jan 17-Apr 27, 2015
Installation, Dance City, Foyer, Newcastle (United Kingdom)

Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Screendance, Performance, Installation, Landscape

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