Hope & Heavy Metal


Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen

Hope & Heavy Metal is a legitimate attempt to recover the mastery over the body. A  soft call to smash patriarchy for good.


Sigrid Stigsdatter creates  a physical and visual music album live on stage. We follow a female performer up close, a complicated character. Her body is revealed as a personal memoir full of images, physical confrontations and songs that are stuck in her head.

In this solo performance Sigrid researches pre-consisting ideas of the female body. How does this body deal with loneliness, rage and sensuality? Sometimes wild then again serene, she works with, against and through these prevailing ideas.

Hope & Heavy Metal is a collaboration with musician and visual artist Juliet Aaltonen


'Gradually, everything appears to be fitting into each other, a color in a word, the size of the things at a feeling or the gravity of a movement at a memory. ... The choice to stay gentle is a hard one. God bless them twentysomethings...' Wendy Lubberding for Theaterkrant >>>


Concept, Choreography & Dance: Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen
Music: Juliet Aaltonen
Production & Publicity: Dansmakers Amsterdam 
Artistic Advice: Suzy Blok, Heleen Volman, Kristin de Groot
In Collaboration with: Dansateliers, DansBrabant, Moving Futures Network
Big Thanks to Andrea Zavala Folache, Renée Copraij, Matilde Søes Rasmussen, Elisa Grasso, Antonia Steffens, Anders Toft, SNDO class ’17, Camilla Lind, Maria Gabriela Lasparra, Charlie Trier, Andreas Hannes, Ana Vujanovic
Supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Dansgroep Amsterdam

Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen (1990, DM) is a choreographer, performer and vocalist. She completed her studies at the SNDO (School for New Dance Development – AHK). Hope & Heavy Metal is developed as part of the Moving Forward Trajectory 2018/19. Sigrid was selected for the annual New Adventures Residency program of Dansmakers Amsterdam and received the DanceWeb Scholarship (Impulstanz, Wenen). 



 ' Sigrid uses her voice and body in an exciting and quirky way and knows how to to take the viewer with her in unexpected twists and turns of anger, loneliness, playfulness, modesty and humorous moments. '

The jury about Remembrane, graduation performance Sigrid Stigsdatter, SNDO - AHK 2017

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