theatre

-Strengir-
★★★★
“One of the most exciting theatre happening in the city (Reykjavik) today”
Valur Grettisson- DV Icelandic newspaper, 31.10.2014

Directed by Vala Ómarsdóttir 
Made and produced by Vinnslan 
Tjarnarbio theatre, Reykjavik fall 2014

Vala directed Strengir (e. Strings) a mixed media performance. The performance happened in 8 different spaces in Tjarnarbio theatre and the audience had the freedom to roam around the spaces which were connected with live music.

Strengir

 

-The farmer and the fisherman-
Audio and installation based performance on a train
Role: co-director and co-author
City of Culture Celebration, N-Ireland, 2013

The Farmer & The Fisherman takes place while the audience is travelling on a train from Coleraine to Derry, a route once described as one of the world’s great train journeys.

Taking the archetypes of the farmer and fisherman as a starting point, the piece invites the audience/passenger to explore how the land and the sea has shaped this region, its people and their choice of whether to stay or see what is beyond this island.

the farmer and the fisherman

-Mean Between Times-
Audio- and installation based performance on a train
Role: co-director and co-author
Concept and production: 11:18
Performed at G+DIF Theatre Festival London, June 2012

Mean Between Times offers the train window as a new perspective on London and those who navigate through it everyday. It takes you to the edges of the city and beyond and asks you to look and to listen. We use sound, installation and the surrounding landscape to tell some of the stories that exist in the space between Central London and the Meridian Line at Greenwich.

A commission from Greenwich + Docklands International Festival, Mean Between Times took place on the train from Charing Cross to Greenwich via London Bridge. We were delighted to collaborate with writer/dramaturg Bryony Lavery and composer Jonny Pilcher for this project, as well as all the local residents and businesses who helped us make it happen.
Supported by Arts Council England and National Lottery, and IdeasTap.

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“Mean Between Times” by 11:18

-As Soon As They Know Me-
Theatre performance
Directed by Vala Ómarsdóttir
Concept and production: Vala Omarsdottir and Olga Masleinnikova
Performed at Norðurpóllinn Theatre, Iceland
Dates: August 2011

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-This Now or Never Land-
Audio and installation based performance on a train
Role: co-author and co-director
Concept and production: 11:18
London 2011

11:18 Theatre Company

11:18 Theatre Company

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Site specific theatre performance
Role: Performer/performance maker
Concept and production: Tangled Feet theatre company
Performed at Lyric Hammersmith, London, Shoreditch Festival, London, SIRF Festival. The performance got the audience awards at SIRF Festival.
Dates: June-August 2011

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-Stories You wouldn’t Tell Your Parents-
Site specific theatre performance
Role: Performer/performance maker
Concept and production: Footprint Project
Performed: Underground tunnels in east-London
Ideas Tap Winner of innovation in Theatre 2011
Dates: November 2011

stories you would not tell...

-Pure Pleasure Seekers-
Performance
Role: Performer and performance maker
Concept and production: Bottlefed performance company
Performed at artFart Festival- Utgerdin –Reykjavik
Dates: August 2010

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-Home-
Site specific theatre performance
Role: Performer and performance maker
Concept and production: Tangled Feet theatre company
Performed at: UK tour, Crat’ere Ales International Festival -France
Dates: May 09- July 2010

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-Hold Me Until You Break-
Improvised theatre performance and installation
Role: Performance maker and performer
Concept and production: Bottlefed
Performed at Jacksons Lane-London, IDNO Theatre-Reykjavik-Iceland, Schlacthaus Theater -Bern-Switzerland, Tristan Bates-London
Dates: April 2009- Feb 2012
“Jury Prize for Best Performance at Sophiensäle at 100°Berlin festival 2010”

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-Showtime-
Performance
Role: Performer and performance maker
Concept and production: Tangled Feet
Performed at Nabakov Arts Club- Shoreditch, London
Dates: Oct 2009

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-Operation Powervlott-
Interdisciplinary performances
Role: Performer and performance maker
Concept and production: Bottlefed,
Performed at Verftet Bergen-Norway and Southwark Playhouse- Secrets London
Dates: Jan 08- Jan 09

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-Secrets-
Conceptual improvisations
Role: Performer and improviser
Concept and production: Bottlefed
Performed at Southwark Playhouse
Dates: Jan 08-Jan 09

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-Maddid-
Role: Author, performance maker and performer
Concept and production: Vala Omarsdottir&Mari Rettedal-Westlake
Performed at Smidjan/artFart Festival -Reykjavik Hafnarfjordur Theatre-Reykjavik, Enterprise Festival –London, Kuiperfest Art Festival-Spain
Dates: Aug-Sept 2008

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-Metahub-
Durational Performance
Role: Performer and improviser
Concept and production: Bottlefed
Performed at Shunt, London
Dates: June 2008

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-Exile-
Theatre performance
Role: Performer and performance maker
Concept and production: Footprint Project
Performed at Camden People’s Theatre-London
Dates: Jan 2008
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