Katrín Gunnarsdóttir

Katrín Gunnarsdóttir is a choreographer and dancer from Reykjavík, Iceland. In her work she is interested in soft encounters, quietness and resonance, relentless ever-changing flow, labour of the dancer, and the body as an archive. Her work has been supported and presented by national and international venues and festivals, including Tjarnarbíó Theatre, Reykjavík Dance Festival, Everybody´s Spectacular Festival, The National Theatre of Iceland, K3 Tanzplan Hamburg, ICEHOT Nordic Dance Platform, Bora Bora, wp Zimmer, Kunstencentrum BUDA, Dansearena Nord, Stamsund International Theatre Festival, Theatre ROXY and Dance Base Edinburgh.

Katrín has choreographed for the Iceland Dance Company and FWD Youth Company. Also done work as a movement director at The National Theatre of Iceland, The Icelandic Opera, Theatre Republique, and Toneelgroep Amsterdam. She has received multiple Icelandic Performing Arts Awards for her work and collaborations for choreography and performance. Also receiving nominations for DV Culture Award and TANZ magazine.

Crescendo is bittersweet, sincere, painful and tender – the whole emotional scale like a human being.” NH – mbl ****

Thel is an experience that gives you peace and hope of a better world” SGM – fbl ****


Premiering in 2022.
ALDA is a dance performance installation that draws upon the history of women’s collective physical labour and in particular its relation to repetitive motions and song, to generate a situation of intimate female assembly, convergence, and coalescence.


DANCING (TO) (2020)
Performed by Katrín Gunnarsdóttir.
In this new solo work, Katrín continues her research into the labour of the dancer, uncovering her hidden studio practices and methods. DANCING (TO) is a ritual, a warm-up, a dancing practice.

THEL (2019)
Performed by The Iceland Dance Company.
THEL is a collective organism, a mass movement. An organic mass, listening and searching for support through repetitive motion and song, creating a situation of compassion and intimacy.
Katrín received Choreographer of the Year award and Shota Inoue Dancer of the year for Thel at the 2020 Icelandic Performing Arts Award.

Performed by Heba Eir Kjeld, Snædís Lilja Ingadóttir & Védís Kjartansdóttir.
This triple-headed, triple-voiced, triple-bodied solo, creates a space of great tenderness, care, and attention, in which three can attempt to become one.
CRESCENDO, not as a climax, but as a quiet wave. A quiet passing through a trio of bodies, conjoined by an ever-mutating flow of movements, song, and listening. CRESCENDO received Performance of the Year and Outstanding Sound Design award at the 2018 Icelandic Performing Arts Awards.