Private Dancer
Created and performed by: Jared Gradinger, Margrét Sara Gudjónsdóttir, Sveinbjorg Thórhallsdóttir

"There are no means for escaping this world
that penetrates even into your sleep
and is its substance
you are caught in your own dreaming.
Where there is no space
and are held forever where there is no time.
You can do nothing you are not told to do.
There is no hope for escape from this dream
that was never yours.
The very words you speak are only its very words
and you talk like a traitor
under its incessant torture."
-Thomas Ligotti

Private dancer is a multi-layered waking nightmare. A disturbing yet humorous ménage-a-trois of Freudian analysis, horror movie and variety show exploring how received cultural language bleeds into our subconscious. It reveals what happens when, under the warm blanket of somnolence, the absurd mental theater of anxiety flickers to life to perform our very own private dance. Private Dancer dares to open the Pandora's box within us all and peer into its inky black depths.

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Music: David Kiers
Dramaturg: Gréta María Bergsdóttir
Set/costumes: Una Stigsdóttir, Anik Todd
Production:Panic Productions
Reykjavik City Theatre, Iceland

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