Part of STUK START
➤ STUK Soetezaal
➤ Thursday 14.09 - 21:00 & 22:30
➤ Friday 15.09 - 20:30 & 22:00
➤ Performance with closed doors. Be on time, latecomers won’t be allowed to enter. No drinks allowed in the space.
In Cold Hawaii, Danish dance artist Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen explores the vast emptiness, the territory of pleasure and the realm of silence after something breaking. Like a heartbreak that builds up, only to break down again, she creates a character that breathes, rises and disappears. Through movement and sound, words and songs, she negotiates between harsh realities and the soft worlds of her imagination.
Cold Hawaii can be thought of as an esoteric novel where fiction becomes the map to reimagine reality. It is a paradox and a myth seeking to confront the desire to be exposed and be private, to be shy and be too much, to be someone, be no one, to be wild and be serene. It is a piece full of heartbreak, disappointment and rejection.
Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen is a choreographer, performer and vocalist based between Copenhagen and Amsterdam. She completed her studies at the SNDO in 2017. In her practice, Sigrid travels though dance with an open heart and a critical mind, seeking to tell stories from that place where reality meets fantasy and fiction. In her works, she uses word and voice, dance and sound as power tools to deal with the female body, female erotics, sensuality and power relations.
Sigrid is a member of Jacuzzi Dance space in Amsterdam, part of the writing collective Awful, and recently joined Dance Cooperative in Copenhagen. Next to making her own work, she works as an adviser and performer for other artists.
“Cold Hawaii is like that avant-garde dessert: highly bizarre yet astoundingly rich in flavour.”