In “Sälkvinnorna” (the seal women in English), Amanda Apetrea and Halla Ólafsdóttir explore horniness, desire, the body and animality/femininity. They have nurtured these physical practices through work with their rock star alter egos in Beauty and the Beast (2011) and in their latest more poetic performance DEAD (2017). The seal women give expression to bodies that are shameless, sexually aggressive, grotesque and that dare to take up space through their dance and with their voice.
“Sälkvinnorna” by Amanda Apetrea and Halla Ólafsdóttir is a dance performance that moves in and out of a mythical landscape within which Amanda and Halla shapeshift between seal and woman. With sound by Lune, a set design by Chrisander Brun and cinematography film by Ester Martin Bergsmark, the Seal women float weightlessly through a muffled, dark and epic soundscape.
Photo: Märta Thisner