Director BIO: Helena Jónsdóttir & Vera Wonder Sölvadóttir (GONE)

Helena Jonsdottir is one of Iceland´s leading contemporary choreographers, both for film and stage. Her creations have been performed all over the world, from Guangdong in China to Alaska in North America as well as in US, Germany, France, Scandinavia and England to name few. She has created a number of dance films or Physical cinema, including Breaking voices (2002) and Zimmer, which won the IV. Videotanzpreis 2003/2004 of SK Stiftung Kultur in Cologne and her most successful While the cats away one of the 10 moving North series 2003. Helena won first prize at the Cinessone Film Festival, in Paris 2006 and has gained international recognition for her work in Scandinavia, UK and USA. This is the fourth time she works with Iceland Dance Company with her works EPISODES or Tímar that was last performed at the Oslo Opera house 2014. Her piece Open Source won Iceland Dance Company´s and Reykjavik City Theatre choreographer competition in 2003 and the Icelandic dance company performed full evening versions of Open Source in 2005 and 2007-09 on tour. The piece is in constant rejuvenation as it is colored by multiple contributions of the participants as well as the culture and history of the place it is performed in. Helena has and is teaching at the Iceland Academy of Arts, The Icelandic Film School, University of Dance in Stockholm and Professor at the University of Gothenburg, in Sverige to name few.

Vera Wonder Sölvadóttir graduated from the Directing and Writing Department of the Sorbonne University I in Paris with two Masters degrees in 2006. Vera has worked on various documentaries, music videos, shorts, feature films and for television, mostly in France and in Iceland. Vera founded the production company Wonderfilms in 2013. She is currently working as a director and a producer.


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