Sigga gets dressed in a black shirt and tights and ties a ballet skirt around her.Sigga gets dressedklæðir sig iní a blacksvartan shirtbol andog tightssokkabuxur andog tiesbindur aroundutan um herselfsig a ballet skirtballettpils. She puts her hair in a bun and slaps some red lipstick on.sheHún putssetur (her) hairhárið intoí a knothnút andog “slaps onto herself”puts on her in a hurryskellir á sig redrauðum lipstickvaralit. She is going to ballet practice with the ballet group which is called "the Silver Swans", they are all over sixty-five years old.sheHún iser goingað fara toá ballet practiceballettæfingu withmeð the ballet groupballetthópnum thatsem is namednefnist the Silver SwansSilfursvanirnir (I'm about to give additional context for the previous sentence)en theyþær areeru allallar overyfir sixty-fivesextíu og fimm years (old)ára.
Sigga: I was in ballet at the National Theater when I was younger,IÉg wasvar iní balletballett iní the National TheaterÞjóðleikhúsinu whenþegar Iég wasvar youngeryngri, then I saw this advertised this winter and I decided to get into it.thensvo sawsá Iég thisþetta advertisedauglýst this winterí vetur andog I decidedákvað “to slam myself there”to throw myself into it, apply for it quicklyað skella mér. We have lessons twice a weekweVið areerum iní lessonstímum twicetvisvar a week, per weekí viku. I am never livelier than after a ballet lesson.IÉg amer neveraldrei in higher spirits, livelierhressari thanen aftereftir a ballet lessonballetttíma, It is fun and restorative.itþað iser funskemmtilegt andog restorativeendurnærandi. And then the music in the lessons is so wonderful.andOg in addition, (then)svo iser the musictónlistin iní the lessonstímunum sosvo wonderfuldásamleg. The worst thing is how fat I've become.the worst thing isVerst how muchhvað onemaður has becomeer orðinn fatfeitur.
We quickly get into the car and drive to the ballet practice in SkipholtweVið go quickly into, throw ourselvesskellum okkur intoí the carbílinn andog drivekeyrum toá the ballet lessonballettæfinguna iní Skipholtinu. What happens next is [that we encounter] a big group of of black-clad ballerinas and the practice begins,“the thing that then takes over is”what happens next isVið tekur a bigstór grouphópur ofaf black-cladsvartklæddum ballerinasballerínum andog the practiceæfingin beginshefst, they are holding a show this weekend and need to practice [their] entrance and exit off the stage well.theyþær areeru to holdað halda a showsýningu this weekendum helgina andog needþurfa to practiceað æfa wellvel entranceinnkomu andog exitútgöngu off, fromaf stagesviði. I myself quit ballet when I was 16 years old and have been of the belief that my career in ballet was over.“[...] buried and forgotten.”myselfSjálf stopped, quithætti Iég iní balletballett whenþegar Iég wasvar 16 years old16 ára andog havehef been of the belief thatstaðið í þeirri trú að myminn careerferill iní balletballett wasværi buriedgrafinn andog forgottengleymdur. As I observe the practice I feel excitement and impatience in my body.whenÞegar Iég observefylgist með the practiceæfingunni feelfinn Iég feelfyrir anticipationtilhlökkun andog impatience, can't wait to do somethingóþreyju (impatience) iní the body, (my body)líkamanum. I can't wait to become seventy.iÉg look forward tohlakka til toað becomeverða seventysjötug, Then I am going to go to ballet practices, put red lipstick on,thenþá am going toætla Iég to show upað mæta toá ballet practicesballettæfingar, putsetja oná memig redrauðan lipstickvaralit, meet friends every day at swimming and read all the books that lie on my nightstand.meethitta the friendsvinina every dayá hverjum degi iní swimming poolsundi andog readlesa allallar the booksbækurnar thatsem lieliggja oná my nightstandnáttborðinu mínu.