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ELta BLöð

Filmed in scenic East Iceland, ELta BLöð is a dance film inspired by the landscape, stories, and myths of Skriduklaustur in the Fljotsdalur valley. The sprawling, panoramic vistas provided endless filming and creation possibilities. The changing weather added to the allure. Autumn was quickly turning to winter allowing nature to turn its' leaves to gold. Throughout Krogol and Reeves time on location, they researched and uncovered hundreds of mystical and epic tales. Stories in Iceland permeate the books, culture, houses and terrain. They fuse together historical accounts and fantastical ones. These Icelandic myths, however big or small, get past down from generation to generation, leaving one's mind to decipher what is real and what is fiction. Krogol and Reeves became incredibly fascinated with these accounts and decided that while living in Iceland they would make their own movement saga, and ELta BLöð was born.

ELta BLöð uncovers a woman entranced by a book whose controlling powers slip her inside, taking her on a much more enchanting ride than she expected. Curiously tracking the main character yet finding herself manipulated by his powers, she finds herself chasing pages.


This film was made while Artists-In-Residence at Klaustrið at Skriðuklaustur in East Iceland in 2012, and premiered on location at the Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute's Museum Gallery in August of 2013.


2013, Skriðuklaustur

Direction, Choreography, & Performance

Colette Krogol & Matt Reeves

Filming & Editing

Colette Krogol & Matt Reeves

Original Music

Dylan Glatthorn

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