Phoenix – Reykjavík Edition

At Reykjavík Arts Festival

Phoenix invites you on your own personal adventure at Snarfarahöfn!

A sensory journey at the harbour through forgotten buildings – we invite you into the crevices of what you are, what you remember, what you fear and dream of.

You get a personal time for when you have to show up at an address by the harbour. You pick up the scent of rope and boats. The door squeaks when you open it. You peep inside. You hear the sound of a fireplace. The floor is covered with thick layers of ashes. Someone comes towards you and bids you inside.

You are about to embark on a sensuous walk mixing installation, soundscape, interactive technology, lyrics and performance. You will go through the experience all on your own, guided by performers and a GPS sound system, all while you follow the scent of delicate tracks leading you to unexplored places. The scent of wooden ships, forgotten dreams of vanilla and childhood-dusty corners – the shadow of a face, which resembles your own.

You become the main characters: physicallyyou move through the harbour area, mentally and emotionally you are invited to travel through your own personal adventure.

Each of these experiences has been developed based on the key themes within the classical ‘journey’ myths and is designed to give the audience the opportunity to delve into the main theme in a deeply personal and experiential way.

The experiences of the journey aim to touch the underlying knowledge in the body, and ask questions that pass beyond our normal consciousness and control. This creates an opportunity to open new or forgotten doors in the mind of the audience.

Reykjavik Arts Festival

Phoenix – Rekjavík Edition

11th – 15th of May 2016 workshop with local professional and semiprofessional artists led by artistic leader of Wunderland, Mette Aakjær, and professor from Reykjavík University, Haukur Ingi Jónasson Ph.D. (IS)

16th – 29th of May 2016 development of Phoenix – Reykjavik Edition with local guest artist Ragnar Ísleifur Bragason, a local production team and Wunderlands team of artists.

30th of May – 6st June 2016 Performance plays at Reykjavík Arts Festival




Artistic leader, workshop leader & co-creating performer Mette Aakjær (DK)
Composer & soundartist Thoranna Bjornsdottir (IS)
Co-creating performer & dancer Nina Matthis (Sweden)
Co-creating performer & dancer Sara Vilardo (Italy)

Co-creating guest performer Ragnar Ísleifur Bragason (IS)
Performer and storyteller Sigrid Moses-Jacobsen (DK)
Visual artist Sigrid Astrup (Norway)
Writer and technical interaction Sonja Winckelman Thomsen (DK)
Workshop leader and researcher Haukur Ingi Jónasson Ph.D. (IS)

Producer, projekt leader and stage manager Gunnar Hansson (IS)
2.nd stage manager Gígja Sara Björnsson (IS)

Scenography assistent Nanna Rosalia Sigaard (DK)

Set builder Klemens Hannigan (IS)

Production assistant Magdaléna Csóti (Hungary)

Technical support Kristín Björk Kristjánsdóttir (IS)


Creative PR and production assistance Sandra Oskk & Hrefna Lind Lárusdóttir (IS)

Photos for social medias Anni Savolainen (FIN)

Builders assistance Gudmundur Ingi Thorvaldsson (IS)

Dramaturgy consultant / process leader Sarah John (Australia)
co-creating performer & dancer Cindy Rudel (Germany)
Co-creating performer Helga Rosenfeldt Olsen (DK)
Technical interaction designer Rune Brink (DK)
Technical development Mads Gundersen og Carl Jensen (DK)

Supported by:

The Danish Arts Foundation, Nordic Culture Fund and Nordic Culture Point, Notours.

Part of Reykjavik Arts Festival


Photos: Anni Savolainen (FIN)