KIC is an award winning, world-touring physical theatre company under the artistic direction of Kristján Ingimarsson, a critically acclaimed Denmark-based Icelandic performer and director. Characteristic of KIC’s productions is their almost limitless physical expression along with endless curiosity.
Founded in 1998, KIC has produced:
MORPH (2017) in collaboration with Aarhus Theatre, AIRPORT (2015) in collaboration with REPUBLIQUE, BLAM! (2012), Fools Of The World Unite (2011), Big Wheel Café (2010), CREATURE (2008), The Savior (2007), My Head (with Paolo Nani, 2006), Blow Job (2005), The Art of Dying (with Paolo Nani, 2003), Poodle (2000) and Mike Attack (1998).
THE KIC CORE
Kristján Ingimarsson – Artistic director
Gitte Nielsen – Producer
Kajsa Bohlin, Thomas Bentin, Noora Hannula, Janus Elsig, Anders Skat Henningsen, Joen Højerselv.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman: Jens Frimann Hansen –Theatre director at Helsingør Teater
Treasurer: Rolf Heim – Theatre director at Bådteatret
Members: Gitte Nielsen – Creative producer at Wildtopia
Hans Christian Gimbel – Finance manager at Aalborg Teater
Kristján Ingimarsson – Artistic profile
Kristján Ingimarsson is a multitalented artist in the field of visual theatre. He is full of surprising and comic figures. His physical language is in constant development in a blend of mime, slapstick, acrobatics, clowning, dance and theatre. Stylistically, his theatre is characterized by high-energy, rhythmic sequences, surreal effects and comic as well as touching moments.
Ingimarsson’s performances typically take their starting point in twisted thought experiments about modern civilization in which a thesis is developed in flights of fancy into extremely funny insanity. Every performance is a new experiment, and a result of a close collaboration between artists from different disciplines such as architecture, the visual arts, music, films, dance and digital media. Ingimarsson is known as a sublime performer, but his work covers a wider spectrum. In recent years he has worked as a director of a number of site-specific projects in Denmark and Iceland, as well as created a series of ensemble works.
Kristján Ingimarsson (b. 1968). Originally from Iceland. Moved to Denmark in 1992. Trained, among other places, at the School of Stage Arts (the actors’ school at the performance art theatre Cantabile 2, DK), 1997. Founder and artistic director of Kristján Ingimarsson Company (1998), as well as freelance director, actor and performer.
2018: The Wilhelm Hansen Foundation awards Kristján Ingimarsson with a honor award for his artist achievements
2018: The Gaubiers Foundation awards Kristján Ingimarsson for his artist achievements
2018: Work Stipend Statens Kunstfond (The Danish Arts Foundation)
2017: The Danish Arts Foundation awards Kristján Ingimarsson for the performance MORPH
2012: Reumert Award winner for “BLAM!” in the category Special Prize of the Jury
2011: Work Stipend Statens Kunstfond (The Danish Arts Foundation)
2008: Work Stipend Statens Kunstfond (The Danish Arts Foundation)
2007: Town Artist in Akureyri, Iceland
2005: NRZ Best performance, “Art of Dying”
2003: Reumert Award nomination as This year’s specialty for “Art of Dying”
2003: Reumert Award nomination as best supporting actor (Kristján Ingimarsson) in Katrine Wiedemann’s “Stormen” (The Tempest)
1998: Reumert Award nomination as best cabaret for “Mike Attack”