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in three essays

Moving Mountains in three essays, premiered at the Kampnagel culture house under the auspices of K3, Tanzplan in Hamburg. The project is programmed for together Apart, K3's festival celebrating their 10th anniversary.  

"As research, our project focuses on our transition from a dance company to a collective working structure. To move a mountain is to attempt the impossible but we find ourselves attracted and perplexed by this provocation as we are increasingly being confronted by the impossibility of sustaining society as we know it. Why and how may seem like the right questions to ask but we are also interested in which mountain and where to move it." Marble Crowd

Moving Mountains was nominated as the production of the year 2017 in Europe by Tanz magazine. 

Marble Crowd was also nominated as rising stars in Germany in performance arts.

Marble Crowd was nominated as Choreographer of the Year for Moving Mountains by the Icelandic Theatre Awards in 2019.


Choreography | Performance: Marble Crowd (Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Kristinn Guðmundsson, Sigurður Arent Jónsson, Saga Kjerulf S.dóttir, Védís Kjartansdóttir)

Scenography: Tinna Ottesen

Music: Gunnar Karel Másson

Light Design: Lars Rubarth

Mentoring: Igor Dobricic

Production: Marble Crowd & K3 Tanzplan

Co-production: Bora Bora, Reykjavík Dance Festival, The Nordic House in Faroe Islands, Decameron Festival

Production Assistance: Friederike Hansen, Sóley Frostadóttir, Elísa Lind Finnbogadóttir, Sigurður Atli Sigurðsson

Photos: Thies Rätzke

Other photo material: Johannes Arlt

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Five authors tell a story of moving mountains. An unexpected event complicates the narrative. They decide to give it another try.

To move a mountain is to attempt the impossible. Guided by a choreography of attempts the Marble Crowd will unfold their version of events through movement, storytelling and fantastic images.

The mountain is a tectonic encounter, an assemblage of minerals, animals and litter, a place where people meet to seek the highest and also just a really big rock collection.


The vastness of the task serves as a backdrop for collaborative experiments where bodies, things and materials come together in a series of encounters. Each encounter a chance to make a decision, to make a scene and to make sense of it all.

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