Spindrift Theatre consists of actresses Anna Korolainen Crevier (Finland), Bergdis Julia Johannsdottir (Iceland), Henrietta Kristensen (Norway) and Sólveig Eva (Iceland). We came together during our theatre training in London (Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance) and Estonia (Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre)
We were connected through our similar interests in theatre: the performers’ body and its expressive potential, as well as the individuality of each performer and how manifests itself through their body, voice and artistic choices.
Since 2013 we have been working on our own craft in different countries and come together for residencies, training and performances. We work alongside each other as fellow actresses, directors, producers and teachers, according to each project’s needs.
We work physically and draw inspiration from our performers’ individuality. Our work stems from curiosity towards the human nature and investigates questions of identity and an individual’s choices.
We focus on visually intriguing, physical performances, following the passion to move audiences through both honesty and dreamlike worlds.
As we work internationally the name Spindrift refers to our connection across the sea. The image of the ocean wave meeting its surface winds reminds us of theatrical confrontation. The opposite forces within this same element remind us of the contradictive and diverse qualities of an individual.
As a collective of female performers we organically work with feminist principles. We aim for a collaborative working process and try to diminish hierarchies within our different working groups, as well as make power dynamics transparent.
In our training as well as creative processes, we believe in the strength of individuality and aim at supporting our performers’ and other creatives’ different qualities free of value judgement.
We are also working on a feminist training practice, where the whole range of movement and voice qualities is explored. The performer’s entire apparatus – including body, voice and individual experiences – has theatrical potential and we seek to avoid overlooking "feminine" qualities in an art form where "masculine" tendencies are often encouraged.