WE ARE THE MARBLE CROWD
Marble Crowd is an informal ensemble of artists based in Reykjavík, Iceland who have been working together in various constellations for more than a decade.
Their work has been showcased in various countries such as Iceland, Germany, Finland, Poland, Faroe Islands and Egypt.
Since they first started to collaborate in Scape of Grace (2013) and Predator (2014) led by choreographer Saga Kjerulf S.dóttir, their work has transitioned from choreographer-led ensemble to a collective of authors.
Their first production as a collective, Moving mountains in three essays premiered in 2017. It was a production of Marble Crowd and K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg as part of the festival TOGETHERAPART. Moving Mountains was nominated as the production of the year 2017 in Europe by Tanz Magazine and was also listed as Rising Stars in Performance Arts in Tanz Magazine 2017.
In 2019 Marble Crowd was nominated as Choreographer of the Year by Icelandic Performance Arts Awards for Moving Mountains.
Their most recent production is Øland premiered at the National Theatre of Iceland in January 2020 to great acclaim. It was nominated for the Icelandic Performing Arts Award (Gríman) in 11 categories and won:
* Stage Choreography of the Year
* Best Original Music Score
* Best Costume Design
The group consists of Katrín Gunnarsdóttir (choreographer), Kristinn Guðmundsson (visual artist), Saga Kjerulf S.dóttir (choreographer), Sigurður Arent Jónsson (theater artist) and Védís Kjartansdóttir (dancer).