Neind Thing

Neind Thing seeks to transform a state of chaos and misery into a state of renewed empowerment, through dance, games, contemplative conversations.

Neind Is Not Everything; It’s Every Thing:
What if the answer to everything was nothing? Neind is the Icelandic word for nothing. In Neind Thing (Nothing Thing) we ask nothing to solve the problems of the world. Nothingness as a practice of elimination, as a dance, as a symbol and a ritual.

Neind Thing is a dance performance by 3 dancers, a drummer and a lighting designer. All are actively Neinding. Together, we nothing.
The performance moves between a presentation of a meticulous dance practice, an intense punk concert and a surreal meta-fictional theater.

Neind Thing is based on the desire to be freed from our current anxieties, from hopelessness in the face of a dystopian future, from constant media stimuli and a paradoxical attention-stealing online world. We contemplate nothing’s potential; our right to nothingness as a form of resistance. We seek nothingness as a pathway to freedom; freedom from chaos and unwanted distractions, freedom to care, freedom to choose what we pay attention to and how.

We employ Neind as a tactic to stave off the incessant overload present in its opposite, Everything.

Neind is the freedom to appear.

Concept and cho­re­o­grap­hy: Inga Huld Hákonardóttir
Dancers / per­for­mers: Salvör Gullbrá Þórarinsdóttir, Védís Kjaratansdóttir, Inga Huld Hákonardóttir
Live drums and sound design: Ægir Sindri Bjarnason  Scenography: Guðný Hrund Sigurðardóttir 
Lights: Arnar Ingvarsson
Dramaturgy and artis­tic advi­ce: Ásgerður Gunnarsdóttir, Halla Ólafsdóttir
Partners and co-pro­du­cers: Dansverkstæðið, KWP Kunstenwerkplaats, Tjarnnarbíó, Sviðslistasjóður Íslands
Pictures: Kaja Sigvalda and Owen Fiene
Graphic design: Greta Þorkelsdóttir

 28. October 2021…. Tjarnarbíó, Reykjavík
3. November 2021….Tjarnarbíó, Reykjavík
12. November 2021 …. Tjarnarbíó, Reykjavík
19. June 2022…. BUDA, Kortrijk

Inga Huld was nominated as Choreographer of the Year at the Icelandic Theatre and Performance Awards(Gríman) for Neind Thing