When the Bleeding Stops

Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir (Reykjavík)  

27 – 28 May 2024 | Potsdamer Tanztage 2024Dance / performance

In easy understandable English. 

A large Flocati rug, some exotic plants – Lovisa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir appears to be standing in a cosy living room. In a relaxed atmosphere, she sparks a conversation about one of the last taboos of our time - menopause - and about aging. She immediately gets personal: after an injury in her early 40s, Lovísa was forced to rethink her relationship with dance and her body. This process opened her eyes to the silence around menopause and her own lack of knowledge on the subject. She began researching and published an open call on the internet in Iceland, inviting women to participate in her project. With sensitivity, empathy, and humour, When the Bleeding Stops invites the audience to dive deep into the many layers of the female experience related to menopause and to laugh, cry, and celebrate with these women.

Afterwards on both days: talk with the artists (Mon: all public / Tue: women only)


Price info Ticket

Advance booking: 16 € / reduced 8 €
Box office: 17 € / reduced 8 €

Double ticket with Kono Atari No Dokoka on Tu 28. Mai: 
Advance booking: 20 € / reduced 9 €
Box office: 21 € / reduced 9 €

Advance tickets (except festival pass) are valid as a ticket for public transportation for one person for the Berlin ABC area (Berlin/Potsdam) two hours before the start of the event and until 3:00 a.m. the following day.



Concept: Lovisa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir 
Dance: Kristjana Stefánsdóttir, Ólöf Ingólfsdóttir, Arndís Gudmundsdóttir
Light and sound design: Brett Smith 
Video design: Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir with Brett Smith 
Production and tour manager: Wim Casier 
Thanks to: Sigrún Ólafsdóttir, Alexander Roberts, Brogan Davison, Egill Ingibergsson, Valdimar Jóhannsson, Rebekka Ingimundardóttir. A special thank to all participating women.
Internet: www.whenthebleedingstops.com 
Duration: 45 Minuten