Motility, hormones and the mythical menopause



45 minutes

31 Oct


1 Nov


When the Bleeding Stops is the performance that addresses the silence and taboo that seems to constantly haunt menopause. Hot flushes, mood swings and dry mucous membranes are scrutinised and dealt with in this warm work by Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir.

On stage, we meet Lovísa and her dancers, who, together with six local women, share stories of shame, humour and empathy. Drawing on their personal experiences, they invite us to celebrate this mythical epoch called menopause.

Touring with Dansnät Sweden in autumn 2024.

Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir [ICE] | When the Bleeding Stops
Photo Tale Hendnes 2023 137 Copy 2 Scaled

About Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir

Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir has been dancing all her life. She started performing in her living room at the age of four and later joined the Iceland dance company and toured the world.

Five years ago, at the age of forty, she suffered an injury that forced her to reconsider her relationship with her dance and body. With a Master's degree in Performance Practice at the Icelandic University of the Arts, she further developed her artistic practice and to conduct research on the ageing, history and experience of the body.


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