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Alexander Roberts & Ásrún Magnúsdóttir

Teenage Songbook of Love and Sex

Music, dance, performance
Duration: 0h50
English sung
Free performance


Love songs break teenage taboos

In this musical show, the young people themselves take the floor about love and sexuality. Each time, local peers join the Icelandic choir to write and sing songs with them. In this melodious ode to the coming-of-age love and sexuality are represented in all forms and colours.

For years the Icelandic Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and the Brit Alexander Roberts have found each other in joint dance and performance projects in which they work together with people who are not very often presented on stage. Their work, which focuses on co-creation and participation, has been awarded several prizes in Iceland and is also applauded in a growing number of theatres in Europe.

Play dates

  • Teenage Sonbook of Love and Sex
  • Teenage Sonbook of Love and Sex
  • Teenage Sonbook of Love and Sex
“Broken hearts, coming outs and rage about violent relationships : these are the songs that don't get on the radio” — Alice Saville, Exeunt Magazine

CONCEPT & CREATION Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and Alexander Roberts / MUSICALLY DIRECTED AND COMPOSED WITH Teitur Magnússon / CO-AUTHORS AND PERFORMERS Lísbet Sveinsdóttir, Marta Ákadóttir, Salóme Júlíusdóttir, Ísafold Kristín, Katla Sigurðardóttir Snædal, Kolfinna Ingólfsdóttir, Óliver Ali, Uloma Osuala, Una Barkadóttir, Karen Nordquist Ragnarsdóttir, Egill Andrason, Haukur Guðnason, Hanna Gréta Jónsdóttir, Sverrir Gauti Svavarsson og Karólína Einarsdóttir / CHOIR-CONDUCTORS Sigríður Soffía Hafliðadóttir and Aron Steinn Ásbjarnarson / PREMIERED Meteor Festival, BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway and Reykjavík Dance Festival, Tjarnarbío, Reykjavík, Iceland. / CO-PRODUCED BY BIT Teatergarasjen, Teenagers in Reykjavík, Reykjavík Dance Festival, the Nordic Residency Platform, NORDBUK and apap – Performing Europe 2020 which is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

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