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Ármann Einarsson, 50 years old, lives in Akureyri in North Iceland. He is a music school teacher, father of three and holds the Icelandic record in triple jumping since 1979. In 2013 he revealed to his daughter-in- law, choreographer Brogan Davison, his life-long desire to perform contemporary dance, ideally on stage, although he has never had any proper dance training. And so he and Brogan together developed an award-winning contemporary dance piece, celebrated first by local audiences and then at international festivals all over the world: is dance really for everybody?
Dance for me premiered in Hof Culture House in the North of Iceland and has since been presented in twenty-eight different venues around the world. “Dance for me” was nominated in the Icelandic Theatre Awards in the categories “Choreographer of the year” and “Best newcomers”, received a nomination for the "The Space to Dance” award from Southeast Dance in the UK and was nominated as “Dance show of the year” and won “People's choice” in the DV culture awards 2014.
“…it’s important, it’s funny and it’s captivating, hard to ask for more.”
— Review on Dance for me, Víðsjá - National Radio 1 - Iceland
“...’Dance for me’ is an honest production of Brogan and Ármann’s approach to dance and to their dreams. ”
— Review on Dance for me, Ungtteaterblod - Denmark (5 out of 6 stars)
“…it take courage to go so far out of your comfort zone like Ármann does, but it is possible with the help of a professional like Brogan”
— Review on Dance for me, Fréttablaðið - The Icelandic Newspaper - Iceland
“...the show is deeply personal and intimately staged.”
— Review on Dance for me - The Reykjavík Grapevine - Iceland.
Concept: Brogan Davison, Pétur Ármannsson and Ármann Einarsson
Performers: Brogan Davison and Ármann Einarsson
Director: Pétur Ármannsson
Choreographer: Brogan Davison
Genre: Dance, Theatre
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: English (With English subtitles on videos)
Supported by: Menningarráð Eyþings.
Residency: Rosenborg Culture Centre, Akureyri, Iceland.
Dance for me has been presented at:
Reykjavík Dance Festival, Iceland. (Five show school tour as part of Reykjavík Dance Festival for young people)
Dansfestival Barents, Hammerfest, Norway.
BIT Teatregarasjen, Bergen, Norway.
Tjarnarbíó, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Multiplié Dansefestival, Trondheim, Norway.
Dansehallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Baltoppen LIVE, Ballerup, Denmark.
Theatre Momentum, Odense, Denmark.
Bora Bora, Aarhus, Denmark.
Team Teatret, Hernig, Denmark.
Teater Nordkraft, Aalborg, Denmark.
All Tomorrows Dances Festival, Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany.
The Freezer Theatre, Riff, Iceland.
Brighton Fringe Festival, Brighton, UK.
Nuna (now) Festival, Winnipeg, Canada.
Lókal Performance Festival, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Valaskjálf, Egilsstaðir, Iceland.
Leikfélag Akureyrar, Akureyri, Iceland.
Sláturhúsið, Egilsstaðir, Iceland.
Berg Culture House, Dalvík, Iceland.
Tjarnarborg Culture House, Ólafsfjörður, Iceland.
Hof Culture House, Akureyri, Iceland.