vedis

Dancer

vediskja@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education:

2014 – 2016 University of Iceland. Master. Applied Studies in Culture & Communication.

2008 – 2012 PARTS (Performing Arts Research & Training Studios) – Diploma.

2005 – 2008 Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlíð – High school degree.

2004 – 2007 The National Ballet School of Iceland. Modern department.

2004 The Artistic Music School of Reykjavík finished 5 degrees of 7.

2003 The Artistic Music School of Reykjavík final exam in music theory.

1997 – 2004 The National Ballet School of Iceland. Pre-school department.

1993 – 1997 The Ballet School of Edda Scheving. 

 

 

Dancer

Védís has danced in variety of performances such as Da Da Dans by Rósa Ómarsdóttir and Inga Huld Hákonardóttir with the Icelandic Dance Company, Quartetto per Oggetti by Camilla Monga at the Venice Dance Biennale, KVIKA by Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Scape of Grace and Predator by Saga Sigurðardóttir, Reið by Steinunn Ketilsdóttir and Sveinbjörg Þórhallsdóttir and Transaquania by Erna Ómarsdóttir and Damien Jalet. KVIKA, Scape of Grace and Reið were all nominated as Dance-pieces of the year at Gríman, The Icelandic Theater Awards, during the years 2013-2016. She also danced in Fetta Bretta by Bird and Bat which was nominated as Children-performance of the year at Gríman in 2014. Védís also performed in Giselle by Halla Ólafsdóttir and John Moström which was a collaboration between Reykjavík Dance Festival, Lókal and The Icelandic Dance Company.

 

Choreographer

Védís created and performed Future Standards of Living with Simon Portigal og Inga Huld Hákonardóttir, Better Lock it in Your Pocket and Natural Order is a Special Case in collaboration with Louis Combeaud. She also created Snoð as a part of the collectiove HNOÐ and The Looser Generation with Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and Kara Hergils Valdimarsdóttir. Natural Order is a Special Case toured around Europe and was performed in Russia, Turkey, Belgium, Germany and Portugal to mention a few. Védís was a special guest artist at Reykjavík Dance Festival in 2012 and has been an assistant choreographer for pieces like Shades of History by Katrín Gunnarsdóttir and Calmus Waves by Kasper Ravnhoj at Reykjavík Art Festival in 2016.

 

Choreography Reykjavík

Védís is part of the collective Choreography Reykjavík. CR collaborated with Reykjavík Dance Festival in 2013-2015 as well as hosting various events such as Lunch Beat, Danceoke and Super Social Space. Choreography Reykjavík made the short movie Choreomania which was screened at Reykjavík International Film Festival, as well as festivals in the US and Germany. CR was nominated for DV’s Cultural Award in 2013.

 

Other

Védís has taught at the Iceland Academy of Art and Reykjavík Dance Atelier and has given workshops in both LungA School and at LungA Festival. She is a board member of both the Icelandic Association of Choreographers, as well as Reykjavík Dance Festival. Védís has also done some promotion- and/or production work for Bird and Bat, ErkiTónlist and CALMUS.