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OF LIGHT performance

Based on Danielle Vogel's original poem A Library of Light; OF LIGHT is an interdisciplinary performance in which darkness is our initiator, nightly ritual, and a womb from which we emerge. Inspired by the extremities of light and darkness in Icelandic nature, OF LIGHT explores light and dark as a gateway of personal initiation. Performed almost completely in darkness, OF LIGHT envelops the audience in music from modern original pieces to pre-Christian incantations, exploring how human beings are light bearers, and how the human voice, both invisible and perceptible, creates light.


Having only been performed for one evening, OF LIGHT has received global acclaim and attention, as well as praise from artists such as Marina Abramovic, who mentored the project, and Björk, who praised the performance in The Guardian.

Directed by Samantha Shay
Original music by KÁRYYN

Traditional music by Nini Julia Bang
Scenic design by Vincent Richards
Lighting design by Alexander Freer
Sound engineering by Paul Evans
Performed by Samantha ShayKÁRYYNEmily JacksonJodie Landau and Nini Julia Bang

Assistent Directing by Suzanne Sterling
Production manager Chelsea DuVall
Producer Dagny Berglind Gisladottir
Assistent Producer Gerri Ravyn Stanfield

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