Miss Mokki came to New York City in the summer of 2007 to attend belly dance classes. She got a job at The Box that summer, bellydancing and when she got back to Iceland that fall she realized there was no cabaret or variety scene. She found out a group of people were meeting for circus lessons, so she started attending those in hope of finding like minded people. After a few weeks the leader of the group, Lee Nelson, founded the first and only circus in Iceland, Sirkus Íslands and the first shows and gigs started coming together. In 2010 Freya West, a burlesque performer from Texas visited Iceland and Nelson asked Mokki to put together a burlesque variety show for her visit. That was the beginning of Skinnsemi adult circus, where Mokki performs and is artistic director.
Mokki is also a known media personality in Iceland. She’s been an advocate for positive body image and is a popular columnist and essayist. She’s been teaching bellydance, Bollywood dance, Burlesque and pop choreography at Kramhúsið dance studio since 2004 and has choreographed music videos and commercials. She also a part of the fun and flare duo Hits & Tits with her best friend, Ragnheiður Maísól Sturludóttir, and they host DJ events, karaoke and cabarets.
Margrét’s confidence, sexual radiance and professional performance captures the attention of the audience and convinces us that pure talent is nothing without attitude.
And Margrét certainly has both.
– Inga Auðbjörg Straumland, MC for Pink Iceland
Margrét is one of the elite international cabaret curators. Not only is her on-stage wit, charisma, and crowd-captivation impressive; but she also really understands how to bring together a stellar cast of complimentary personalities.
– The Luminous Pariah
Iceland’s most famous belly dancer, and a lady with a good sense of fun.
– Iceland Mag
Articles in English:
Savvy Girl Travel on Skinnsemi: How Iceland’s Only Circus is Changing Gender Roles http://www.savvygirltravel.com/how-icelands-only-circus-is-changing-gender-roles/4/ (Mokki would be the “darts-throwing lady taking the piss out of a male audience member”)
An interview for Iceland Mag about Skinnsemi: icelandmag.visir.is/article/icelands-sensual-circus-its-not-only-about-sex
Top ten sexiest Icelandic women 2015: top10for.com/top-10-most-beautiful-icelandic-women-in-2015/
Top ten sexiest Icelandic women 2014: guidetoiceland.is/best-of-iceland/top-10-sexiest-women-in-iceland-2014
Quotes on Skinnsemi:
“This show is the sexiest, craziest, most random sh*t I’ve ever seen.”
Ronnie, aka The Animal, Burnt Out Punks, on Skinnsemi
“The cabaret is both sophisticated and featuring adult content; there is humor, commotion, hullabaloo, and just the right amount of nudity.”
Ragnheiður Eiríksdóttir, pressan.is, on Skinnsemi
“Classic circus and variety acts mixed with crude humor and new twists. The show is a good example of the unlimited imagination of the artists behind it.”
Símon Birgisson, DV, on Skinnsemi