Sacrifice / Iceland Dance Company
Aug
18
7:00 pm19:00

Sacrifice / Iceland Dance Company

  • South Bank Centre

SACRIFICE - a mini festival will have a UK premier in South Bank, London in August.  

Man is not a finished creation

„Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.“ Edmund Burke.

Iceland Dance Company present SACRIFICE, a collection of new commanding creations exploring the relationship between art and religion. Inspired by the idea of the ritual as an essential part of life, SACRIFICE takes over Reykjavík City Theatre in a celebration of dance, art and music where audiences move from one space to the next, experiencing a different ritual in each place. No Tomorrow, a new creation by performance- and visual artist Ragnar Kjartansson and choreographer Margrét Bjarnadóttir. A ballet for eight dancers and eight guitars to the music by The National’s Bryce Dessner. Union of the North, created by renowned American visual artist Matthew Barney, choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir and musician Valdimar Jóhannsson is a performative video installation, attempting to fuse together consumerism and the spiritual in an act of marriage. Dias Irae by visual artist Gabriela Friðriksdóttir is part video-installation, part choreographed ritual that focuses on the transition from life to death. Made in collaboration with Ómarsdóttir and Jóhannsson, the video also serves as an inspiration for their choreography, Shrine. Finally the festivities reach an immersive peak at the already bustling Market, where people present their beliefs, ideas and solutions for a sustainable future.

In co-operation with Reykjavík City Theatre and LÓKAL Performing Arts Reykjavík.

Co-produced by: Spring Festival Utrecht; Kunstcentrum BUDA, Kortrijk; Tanzhaus Düsseldorf; Reykjavík Dance Festival (apap)

Supported by: Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Kulturkontakt Nord, Nordic Culture Fund, City of Reykjavík and Shalala.

Sacrifice / Iceland Dance Company
Aug
19
7:00 pm19:00

Sacrifice / Iceland Dance Company

  • South Bank Centre

SACRIFICE - a mini festival will have a UK premier in South Bank, London in August.  

Man is not a finished creation

„Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.“ Edmund Burke.

Iceland Dance Company present SACRIFICE, a collection of new commanding creations exploring the relationship between art and religion. Inspired by the idea of the ritual as an essential part of life, SACRIFICE takes over Reykjavík City Theatre in a celebration of dance, art and music where audiences move from one space to the next, experiencing a different ritual in each place. No Tomorrow, a new creation by performance- and visual artist Ragnar Kjartansson and choreographer Margrét Bjarnadóttir. A ballet for eight dancers and eight guitars to the music by The National’s Bryce Dessner. Union of the North, created by renowned American visual artist Matthew Barney, choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir and musician Valdimar Jóhannsson is a performative video installation, attempting to fuse together consumerism and the spiritual in an act of marriage. Dias Irae by visual artist Gabriela Friðriksdóttir is part video-installation, part choreographed ritual that focuses on the transition from life to death. Made in collaboration with Ómarsdóttir and Jóhannsson, the video also serves as an inspiration for their choreography, Shrine. Finally the festivities reach an immersive peak at the already bustling Market, where people present their beliefs, ideas and solutions for a sustainable future.

In co-operation with Reykjavík City Theatre and LÓKAL Performing Arts Reykjavík.

Co-produced by: Spring Festival Utrecht; Kunstcentrum BUDA, Kortrijk; Tanzhaus Düsseldorf; Reykjavík Dance Festival (apap)

Supported by: Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Kulturkontakt Nord, Nordic Culture Fund, City of Reykjavík and Shalala.

See more here

Sacrifice / Iceland Dance Company
Aug
20
7:00 pm19:00

Sacrifice / Iceland Dance Company

  • South Bank Centre

SACRIFICE - a mini festival will have a UK premier in South Bank, London in August.  

Man is not a finished creation

„Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.“ Edmund Burke.

Iceland Dance Company present SACRIFICE, a collection of new commanding creations exploring the relationship between art and religion. Inspired by the idea of the ritual as an essential part of life, SACRIFICE takes over Reykjavík City Theatre in a celebration of dance, art and music where audiences move from one space to the next, experiencing a different ritual in each place. No Tomorrow, a new creation by performance- and visual artist Ragnar Kjartansson and choreographer Margrét Bjarnadóttir. A ballet for eight dancers and eight guitars to the music by The National’s Bryce Dessner. Union of the North, created by renowned American visual artist Matthew Barney, choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir and musician Valdimar Jóhannsson is a performative video installation, attempting to fuse together consumerism and the spiritual in an act of marriage. Dias Irae by visual artist Gabriela Friðriksdóttir is part video-installation, part choreographed ritual that focuses on the transition from life to death. Made in collaboration with Ómarsdóttir and Jóhannsson, the video also serves as an inspiration for their choreography, Shrine. Finally the festivities reach an immersive peak at the already bustling Market, where people present their beliefs, ideas and solutions for a sustainable future.

In co-operation with Reykjavík City Theatre and LÓKAL Performing Arts Reykjavík.

Co-produced by: Spring Festival Utrecht; Kunstcentrum BUDA, Kortrijk; Tanzhaus Düsseldorf; Reykjavík Dance Festival (apap)

Supported by: Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Kulturkontakt Nord, Nordic Culture Fund, City of Reykjavík and Shalala.

Sacrifice / Iceland Dance Company
Sep
7
7:00 pm19:00

Sacrifice / Iceland Dance Company

  • Tanzhaus Dusseldorf

SACRIFICE - a mini festival is on the programme of Tanzhaus Dusseldorf in September! 

Man is not a finished creation

„Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.“ Edmund Burke.

Iceland Dance Company present SACRIFICE, a collection of new commanding creations exploring the relationship between art and religion. Inspired by the idea of the ritual as an essential part of life, SACRIFICE takes over Reykjavík City Theatre in a celebration of dance, art and music where audiences move from one space to the next, experiencing a different ritual in each place. No Tomorrow, a new creation by performance- and visual artist Ragnar Kjartansson and choreographer Margrét Bjarnadóttir. A ballet for eight dancers and eight guitars to the music by The National’s Bryce Dessner. Union of the North, created by renowned American visual artist Matthew Barney, choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir and musician Valdimar Jóhannsson is a performative video installation, attempting to fuse together consumerism and the spiritual in an act of marriage. Dias Irae by visual artist Gabriela Friðriksdóttir is part video-installation, part choreographed ritual that focuses on the transition from life to death. Made in collaboration with Ómarsdóttir and Jóhannsson, the video also serves as an inspiration for their choreography, Shrine. Finally the festivities reach an immersive peak at the already bustling Market, where people present their beliefs, ideas and solutions for a sustainable future.

In co-operation with Reykjavík City Theatre and LÓKAL Performing Arts Reykjavík.

Co-produced by: Spring Festival Utrecht; Kunstcentrum BUDA, Kortrijk; Tanzhaus Düsseldorf; Reykjavík Dance Festival (apap)

Supported by: Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Kulturkontakt Nord, Nordic Culture Fund, City of Reykjavík and Shalala.

See more here

Sacrifice / Iceland Dance Company
Sep
8
7:00 pm19:00

Sacrifice / Iceland Dance Company

  • Tanzhaus Dusseldorf

SACRIFICE - a mini festival is on the programme of Tanzhaus Dusseldorf in September! 

Man is not a finished creation

„Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.“ Edmund Burke.

Iceland Dance Company present SACRIFICE, a collection of new commanding creations exploring the relationship between art and religion. Inspired by the idea of the ritual as an essential part of life, SACRIFICE takes over Reykjavík City Theatre in a celebration of dance, art and music where audiences move from one space to the next, experiencing a different ritual in each place. No Tomorrow, a new creation by performance- and visual artist Ragnar Kjartansson and choreographer Margrét Bjarnadóttir. A ballet for eight dancers and eight guitars to the music by The National’s Bryce Dessner. Union of the North, created by renowned American visual artist Matthew Barney, choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir and musician Valdimar Jóhannsson is a performative video installation, attempting to fuse together consumerism and the spiritual in an act of marriage. Dias Irae by visual artist Gabriela Friðriksdóttir is part video-installation, part choreographed ritual that focuses on the transition from life to death. Made in collaboration with Ómarsdóttir and Jóhannsson, the video also serves as an inspiration for their choreography, Shrine. Finally the festivities reach an immersive peak at the already bustling Market, where people present their beliefs, ideas and solutions for a sustainable future.

In co-operation with Reykjavík City Theatre and LÓKAL Performing Arts Reykjavík.

Co-produced by: Spring Festival Utrecht; Kunstcentrum BUDA, Kortrijk; Tanzhaus Düsseldorf; Reykjavík Dance Festival (apap)

Supported by: Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Kulturkontakt Nord, Nordic Culture Fund, City of Reykjavík and Shalala.

See more here

Sacrifice / Iceland Dance Company
Sep
9
7:00 pm19:00

Sacrifice / Iceland Dance Company

  • Tanzhaus Dusseldorf

SACRIFICE - a mini festival is on the programme of Tanzhaus Dusseldorf in September! 

Man is not a finished creation

„Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.“ Edmund Burke.

Iceland Dance Company present SACRIFICE, a collection of new commanding creations exploring the relationship between art and religion. Inspired by the idea of the ritual as an essential part of life, SACRIFICE takes over Reykjavík City Theatre in a celebration of dance, art and music where audiences move from one space to the next, experiencing a different ritual in each place. No Tomorrow, a new creation by performance- and visual artist Ragnar Kjartansson and choreographer Margrét Bjarnadóttir. A ballet for eight dancers and eight guitars to the music by The National’s Bryce Dessner. Union of the North, created by renowned American visual artist Matthew Barney, choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir and musician Valdimar Jóhannsson is a performative video installation, attempting to fuse together consumerism and the spiritual in an act of marriage. Dias Irae by visual artist Gabriela Friðriksdóttir is part video-installation, part choreographed ritual that focuses on the transition from life to death. Made in collaboration with Ómarsdóttir and Jóhannsson, the video also serves as an inspiration for their choreography, Shrine. Finally the festivities reach an immersive peak at the already bustling Market, where people present their beliefs, ideas and solutions for a sustainable future.

In co-operation with Reykjavík City Theatre and LÓKAL Performing Arts Reykjavík.

Co-produced by: Spring Festival Utrecht; Kunstcentrum BUDA, Kortrijk; Tanzhaus Düsseldorf; Reykjavík Dance Festival (apap)

Supported by: Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Kulturkontakt Nord, Nordic Culture Fund, City of Reykjavík and Shalala.

See more here

Sacrifice / Iceland Dance Company
Sep
10
7:00 pm19:00

Sacrifice / Iceland Dance Company

  • Tanzhaus Dusseldorf

SACRIFICE - a mini festival is on the programme of Tanzhaus Dusseldorf in September! 

Man is not a finished creation

„Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.“ Edmund Burke.

Iceland Dance Company present SACRIFICE, a collection of new commanding creations exploring the relationship between art and religion. Inspired by the idea of the ritual as an essential part of life, SACRIFICE takes over Reykjavík City Theatre in a celebration of dance, art and music where audiences move from one space to the next, experiencing a different ritual in each place. No Tomorrow, a new creation by performance- and visual artist Ragnar Kjartansson and choreographer Margrét Bjarnadóttir. A ballet for eight dancers and eight guitars to the music by The National’s Bryce Dessner. Union of the North, created by renowned American visual artist Matthew Barney, choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir and musician Valdimar Jóhannsson is a performative video installation, attempting to fuse together consumerism and the spiritual in an act of marriage. Dias Irae by visual artist Gabriela Friðriksdóttir is part video-installation, part choreographed ritual that focuses on the transition from life to death. Made in collaboration with Ómarsdóttir and Jóhannsson, the video also serves as an inspiration for their choreography, Shrine. Finally the festivities reach an immersive peak at the already bustling Market, where people present their beliefs, ideas and solutions for a sustainable future.

In co-operation with Reykjavík City Theatre and LÓKAL Performing Arts Reykjavík.

Co-produced by: Spring Festival Utrecht; Kunstcentrum BUDA, Kortrijk; Tanzhaus Düsseldorf; Reykjavík Dance Festival (apap)

Supported by: Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Kulturkontakt Nord, Nordic Culture Fund, City of Reykjavík and Shalala.

See more here

Nov
15
Nov 19

EVERYBODY´S SPECTACULAR

  • Lókal Performing Arts Reykjavík

LÓKAL is once again in a happy partnership with Reykjavík Dance Festival organising and throwing a vibrating international performing arts festival. We have move our dates into November and look forward to see all our regulars and newbies, locals and internationals there and then! 


Sacrifice / Iceland Dance Company
May
27
7:00 pm19:00

Sacrifice / Iceland Dance Company

  • Spring Festival

SACRIFICE - a mini festival will have a European premier in Spring Festival Utrecht in May. 

Man is not a finished creation

„Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.“ Edmund Burke.

Iceland Dance Company present SACRIFICE, a collection of new commanding creations exploring the relationship between art and religion. Inspired by the idea of the ritual as an essential part of life, SACRIFICE takes over Reykjavík City Theatre in a celebration of dance, art and music where audiences move from one space to the next, experiencing a different ritual in each place. No Tomorrow, a new creation by performance- and visual artist Ragnar Kjartansson and choreographer Margrét Bjarnadóttir. A ballet for eight dancers and eight guitars to the music by The National’s Bryce Dessner. Union of the North, created by renowned American visual artist Matthew Barney, choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir and musician Valdimar Jóhannsson is a performative video installation, attempting to fuse together consumerism and the spiritual in an act of marriage. Dias Irae by visual artist Gabriela Friðriksdóttir is part video-installation, part choreographed ritual that focuses on the transition from life to death. Made in collaboration with Ómarsdóttir and Jóhannsson, the video also serves as an inspiration for their choreography, Shrine. Finally the festivities reach an immersive peak at the already bustling Market, where people present their beliefs, ideas and solutions for a sustainable future.

In co-operation with Reykjavík City Theatre and LÓKAL Performing Arts Reykjavík.

Co-produced by: Spring Festival Utrecht; Kunstcentrum BUDA, Kortrijk; Tanzhaus Düsseldorf; Reykjavík Dance Festival (apap)

Supported by: Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Kulturkontakt Nord, Nordic Culture Fund, City of Reykjavík and Shalala.

See more here

Dance For Me / Dance For Me
May
26
8:00 pm20:00

Dance For Me / Dance For Me

  • Tanzfestival Tanzeit-Zeitanz

Dance For Me is going to Chur in Switzerland in May! See more here

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.

Sacrifice / Iceland Dance Company
May
26
7:00 pm19:00

Sacrifice / Iceland Dance Company

  • Spring Festival

SACRIFICE - a mini festival will have a European premier in Spring Festival Utrecht in May. 

Man is not a finished creation

„Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation.“ Edmund Burke.

Iceland Dance Company present SACRIFICE, a collection of new commanding creations exploring the relationship between art and religion. Inspired by the idea of the ritual as an essential part of life, SACRIFICE takes over Reykjavík City Theatre in a celebration of dance, art and music where audiences move from one space to the next, experiencing a different ritual in each place. No Tomorrow, a new creation by performance- and visual artist Ragnar Kjartansson and choreographer Margrét Bjarnadóttir. A ballet for eight dancers and eight guitars to the music by The National’s Bryce Dessner. Union of the North, created by renowned American visual artist Matthew Barney, choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir and musician Valdimar Jóhannsson is a performative video installation, attempting to fuse together consumerism and the spiritual in an act of marriage. Dias Irae by visual artist Gabriela Friðriksdóttir is part video-installation, part choreographed ritual that focuses on the transition from life to death. Made in collaboration with Ómarsdóttir and Jóhannsson, the video also serves as an inspiration for their choreography, Shrine. Finally the festivities reach an immersive peak at the already bustling Market, where people present their beliefs, ideas and solutions for a sustainable future.

In co-operation with Reykjavík City Theatre and LÓKAL Performing Arts Reykjavík.

Co-produced by: Spring Festival Utrecht; Kunstcentrum BUDA, Kortrijk; Tanzhaus Düsseldorf; Reykjavík Dance Festival (apap)

Supported by: Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Kulturkontakt Nord, Nordic Culture Fund, City of Reykjavík and Shalala.

See more here

Crisis Meeting / Kriðpleir
May
24
12:00 pm12:00

Crisis Meeting / Kriðpleir

  • Norrköping Sverige

Crisis Meeting hits the road once again. Now the lads are going to the Scenekonstbiennalen in Norrköping. 

Two performances in one day, at 12:00 and 20:00. 

See more here

Crisis Meeting is the fourth episode in a series created by Kriðpleir around the lives and personas of performers Friðgeir Einarsson, Árni Vilhjálmsson and Ragnar Ísleifur Bragason. This particular work results from a situation that the group found themselves in, having staged three projects as Kriðpleir Theatre Group. Suddenly they had to face various questions regarding their politics and artistic agenda. The fact that they had been building their work around the idea of avatars or the characterization of the self, brought the performers to the conclusion that they might already have taken themselves to the limits of these realms; that they would from now on have no other choice but to keep on repeating what used to be new. This notion was strengthened by critical voices saying that Kriðpleir's chaotic style had become jaded. Some critics complained about the dysfunction of the characters and their lack of any further evolvement. Each member of the group had his own way of tackling the alarming uncertainty that followed. Árni turned to taking a number of courses and workshops (in acting, and color theory, to name a few), Ragnar remained calm and tried to keep up the spirit and good work, paying his therapist an occasional visit – Friðgeir turned to a rigid program of meditation and total silence.

This is where Crisis Meeting begins. By explaining to art enthusiasts the group's working methods, the trio aims at restoring their self-confidence. But opening up to the public has its consequences. The exposure, the sharing (and oversharing), and the dramatization of personal experience produce a stream of consciousness where dramatic and private matters blend in with mundane and farcical elements. The text itself is an adaptation of disorganized meetings, conversations and openings that were part of the working process leading up to the staged piece. In the end it actually documents pretty well the line of work Kriðpleir does; weaving together in one process the writing and the staging of a piece, while keeping our personal history in mind and observing ourselves in our daily routine.

"In what seems on the surface to be a simple sharing of ideas and information, Crisis Meeting adeptly blurs the lines between fact and fiction, interrogates its genre and leaves the audience with myriad questions and the beginnings of answers." - Saoirse Anton for The Review Hub

"Kriðpleir present a form of theatre which comes from its own unique perspective. It is everything and nothing. It is perplexing. It is not as easy as it seems to be slight. But afterwards, snippets of their performances keep flashing back into the brain." - Frank L. for No More Workhorse

Have I No Mouth / Brokentalkers
May
12
8:00 pm20:00

Have I No Mouth / Brokentalkers

  • Mermaid Arts Centre

Brokentalkers are on an Ireland tour with Have I No Mouth. The production has already been mounted in several countries and has had rave reviews. 

See further about the tour here

Here is review from The Arts Review

Here is an interview with Feidlim Cannon

Have I No Mouth / Brokentalkers
May
6
8:00 pm20:00

Have I No Mouth / Brokentalkers

  • Project Arts Center

Brokentalkers are on an Ireland tour with Have I No Mouth. The production has already been mounted in several countries and has had rave reviews. 

See further about the tour here

Here is review from The Arts Review

Here is an interview with Feidlim Cannon

Have I No Mouth / Brokentalkers
May
5
8:00 pm20:00

Have I No Mouth / Brokentalkers

  • Project Arts Center

Brokentalkers are on an Ireland tour with Have I No Mouth. The production has already been mounted in several countries and has had rave reviews. 

See further about the tour here

Here is review from The Arts Review

Here is an interview with Feidlim Cannon

Have I No Mouth / Brokentalkers
May
3
8:00 pm20:00

Have I No Mouth / Brokentalkers

  • The Everyman

Brokentalkers are on an Ireland tour with Have I No Mouth. The production has already been mounted in several countries and has had rave reviews. 

See further about the tour here

Here is review from The Arts Review

Here is an interview with Feidlim Cannon

Have I No Mouth / Brokentalkers
May
2
8:00 pm20:00

Have I No Mouth / Brokentalkers

  • The Everyman

Brokentalkers are on an Ireland tour with Have I No Mouth. The production has already been mounted in several countries and has had rave reviews. 

See further about the tour here

Here is review from The Arts Review

Here is an interview with Feidlim Cannon

Have I No Mouth / Brokentalkers
Apr
27
8:00 pm20:00

Have I No Mouth / Brokentalkers

  • Lyric Theatre

Brokentalkers are on an Ireland tour with Have I No Mouth. The production has already been mounted in several countries and has had rave reviews. 

See further about the tour here

Here is review from The Arts Review

Here is an interview with Feidlim Cannon

Have I No Mouth / Brokentalkers
Apr
25
8:00 pm20:00

Have I No Mouth / Brokentalkers

  • Town Hall Theatre

Brokentalkers are on an Ireland tour with Have I No Mouth. The production has already been mounted in several countries and has had rave reviews. 

See further about the tour here

Here is review from The Arts Review

Here is an interview with Feidlim Cannon

Have I No Mouth / Brokentalkers
Apr
21
8:00 pm20:00

Have I No Mouth / Brokentalkers

  • Lime Tree Theatre

Brokentalkers are on an Ireland tour with Have I No Mouth. The production has already been mounted in several countries and has had rave reviews. 

See further about the tour here

Here is review from The Arts Review

Here is an interview with Feidlim Cannon

Have I No Mouth
Apr
19
8:00 pm20:00

Have I No Mouth

  • Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghaire

Brokentalkers are on an Ireland tour with Have I No Mouth. The production has already been mounted in several countries and has had rave reviews. 

See further about the tour here

Here is review from The Arts Review

Here is an interview with Feidlim Cannon

Come as you are / Verk Produksjoner
Mar
16
5:00 pm17:00

Come as you are / Verk Produksjoner

  • Black Box Theare

Verk Produksjoner premiered Come as you are at Oslo International Theatre Festival in Black Box, Oslo in March. Playing March 16-18

Four performers that have been working together off and on for a decade, strips everything down to the bones in their next performance, revealing the expressive power of imitation and simple gestures. What is absorbed and transformed, engaged and appropriated in the making of performance? They are searching for the small moments of joy: the joy in repetition, the joy in patterns, the joy of connecting meaning and the joy of change.

It is also an urge to examine the simple, naive and expressive power in a small gesture, a word, a tiny variation of tone or rhythm: To look for potentialities between things together with the audience.  Their wish is to create an “open” space, which invites performers and audiences alike to play along. A space where any and every–thing can happen within a structured duration. It is an exercise of awareness: to evoke one´s attentiveness, and the fundamental inability to ever grasp that present moment.

More here

Beat the Drum : The Walk
Aug
26
7:00 pm19:00

Beat the Drum : The Walk

  • Every Body´s Spectacular

Beat the Drum: Walk deals with peoples concerns of living in a bubble, what kind of art is important today and how one can make new stories and connections? In the beginning of the performance we take the audience for a walk through the neighbourhood and ask people to contemplate around the future.

Through stories, bodies, and the space that we share, Verk Produksjoner creates a contemporary ritual that intensifies the understanding of our interconnectedness. People  have shared with us their dreams, anecdotes and thoughts of the present times. The performance is an ongoing research on our present times. “Beat the drum” is our first step in that process. Our question and interest is what do you see around you today, what do you wish to see around you today and what are you willing to offer?

Beat the drum is a series of works focusing on the present and future. How do we deal with the tremendous problems of the present and how to continue? Can art be a part of this new beginning or not? It is a strong urge for us to transform our work and ask new questions towards our aesthetics and ethics, a wish to construct new stories, new beginnings  and contexts. We are in search after urgent and new ways of sharing and opening up our work. Our ambition is to connect, opening the space and transforming it, evolving together with the audience in producing new realities and visions.

EVERY BODY´S SPECTACULAR
Aug
24
Aug 28

EVERY BODY´S SPECTACULAR

Everybody's Spectacular 2016 brings together a programme of almighty local and international artists – whose diverse aesthetics bring contemporary performance practice to Iceland – with an abundance of playfulness, seriousness and urgency.

Although Everybody's Spectacular 2016 was not programmed around a specific theme, it is difficult to ignore the ways in which these works – when considered together – can be seen to share a capacity to challenge us with urgent questions of our time. In particular, questions of violence, vulnerability and precarity – at the level of our everyday lives; at the level of our everyday bodies.

What makes these works special within this context is the balance each of the works finds between the seriousness and urgency of the content they are dealing with – and the playful space of negotiation they offer to their audience.

We couldn't be more delighted to be bringing this programme to life in Reykjavík this August – and we hope to have you with us for the ride.

Every Body´s Spectacular is programmed and organised by LÓKAL and RDF

See the program here 

Blue Boy / Brokentalkers
May
7
8:00 pm20:00

Blue Boy / Brokentalkers

  • Mermaid Arts Centre

The Award winning The Blue Boy deals with the experiences of men and women who were incarcerated as children in Catholic residential care institutions.

The Blue Boy combines a highly physical live performance alongside recorded testimony from former residents of institutions and gives a fresh theatrical voice to recently revealed stories of child abuse in Ireland.

This powerful and haunting show premiered as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

The Blue Boy is a co-production with Dublin Theatre Festival, LÓKAL Theatre Festival Reykjavík, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen, Korjaamo Theatre/ Stage Festival Helsinki, Cork Mid-summer Festival. The Blue Boy is supported by Festival Firsts – Electrifying Irish Arts With support from Culture Ireland

Winner of the Grand Prix Award at the Festival kontakt Poland

powerfully physical, haunting material
****four stars - Financial Times

Crisis Meeting / Kriðpleir
May
1
9:00 pm21:00

Crisis Meeting / Kriðpleir

  • Mengi

Oscillating between anarchy, sit-com and Samuel Beckett, Kriðpleir Theater Group takes on different and – at times – completely unmanageable projects, driven by the members´ desperate longing for truth, social acceptance and respect.

This time Friðgeir Einarsson and his companions are in midst of writing a major application for the Arts Council. The guys have a deadline approaching, but being avid fans of open-door policies and the culture of sharing, they´ve decided to take time off to reveal their working methods during a series of short sessions.

"Crisis Meeting" is an introduction to the strange world ofKriðpleir; a golden opportunity for arts enthusiasts and professionals to level with the performers, watch them at work and contemplate on the mysterious ways of the performing arts.

On stage: Árni Vilhjálmsson, Friðgeir Einarsson & Ragnar Ísleifur Bragason

Off stage: Bjarni Jónsson

Concept & text: Kriðpleir

Design: Sigrún Hlín Sigurðardóttir

Premiered in August 2015 in Dansverkstæðið  - Dance Atelier, Skúlagata 30 as part of Lókal/RDF.

Duration: 75 mins.

Performed in English 

Beat the Drum: Walk / Verk Produksjoner
Apr
30
8:00 pm20:00

Beat the Drum: Walk / Verk Produksjoner

  • Avant Garden

Beat the drum is a series of works focusing on the present and future. How do we deal with the tremendous problems of the present and how to continue? Can art be a part of this new beginning or not? It is a strong urge for us to transform our work and ask new questions towards our aesthetics and ethics, a wish to construct new stories, new beginnings  and contexts. We are in search after urgent and new ways of sharing and opening up our work. Our ambition is to connect, opening the space and transforming it, evolving together with the audience in producing new realities and visions.

Blue Boy / Brokentalkers
Apr
29
8:30 pm20:30

Blue Boy / Brokentalkers

  • Droichead Arts Centre

The Award winning The Blue Boy deals with the experiences of men and women who were incarcerated as children in Catholic residential care institutions.

The Blue Boy combines a highly physical live performance alongside recorded testimony from former residents of institutions and gives a fresh theatrical voice to recently revealed stories of child abuse in Ireland.

This powerful and haunting show premiered as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

The Blue Boy is a co-production with Dublin Theatre Festival, LÓKAL Theatre Festival Reykjavík, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen, Korjaamo Theatre/ Stage Festival Helsinki, Cork Mid-summer Festival. The Blue Boy is supported by Festival Firsts – Electrifying Irish Arts With support from Culture Ireland

Winner of the Grand Prix Award at the Festival kontakt Poland

powerfully physical, haunting material
****four stars - Financial Times

Blue Boy / Brokentalkers
Apr
27
8:00 pm20:00

Blue Boy / Brokentalkers

  • Town Hall Theatre

The Award winning The Blue Boy deals with the experiences of men and women who were incarcerated as children in Catholic residential care institutions.

The Blue Boy combines a highly physical live performance alongside recorded testimony from former residents of institutions and gives a fresh theatrical voice to recently revealed stories of child abuse in Ireland.

This powerful and haunting show premiered as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

The Blue Boy is a co-production with Dublin Theatre Festival, LÓKAL Theatre Festival Reykjavík, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen, Korjaamo Theatre/ Stage Festival Helsinki, Cork Mid-summer Festival. The Blue Boy is supported by Festival Firsts – Electrifying Irish Arts With support from Culture Ireland

Winner of the Grand Prix Award at the Festival kontakt Poland

powerfully physical, haunting material
****four stars - Financial Times

In the Blind Spot / Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir
Apr
22
7:30 pm19:30

In the Blind Spot / Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir

  • Sophiensaele

"In the Blind Spot" takes the notion of letting go as it´s starting point and leads the body to the edge of collapse and utter surrendering. It strives to transform the supposed weakness of the spent body into something positive and celebrate it as the refusal of the achievement imperative, the fullness of its fragility revealing the unseen location of the non-resistant resistance. "In the Blind Spot" expounds a very physical movement language, extracting the usual limits of identity and (self) assertion by its very softness. With limitless non-aggression it reveals and provokes simultaneously. The project radically puts the singular body as the centre piece. As if under a magnifying glass, hidden insides are brought to light.

The performance "In the Blind Spot" belongs to and is the 4rth work within the "Blind Spotting Performance Series“ launched in 2014 by Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir. It is simultaneously the first part of Angela Schubot's 2015 solo trilogy "Körper ohne Macht" (Powerless Bodies).

Direction, Choreography, Costume, Set design: Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir 

Performance, Choreography: Angela Schubot 

Music: Peter Rehberg

Light: Martin Beeretz 

Company management, PR:  Björn &Björn

Co-production: Produced  by Angela Schubot in collaboration with the SOPHIENSAILE, HAU HEBBEL am Ufer, CDC Uyés Danse, Theater Freiburg, Schwankhalle Bremen and ImPulsTanz Wien, MDT Stockholm.

-Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Supported by Tanzfabrik Berlin and ada Studio.

In the Blind Spot / Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir
Apr
21
7:30 pm19:30

In the Blind Spot / Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir

  • Sophiensaele

"In the Blind Spot" takes the notion of letting go as it´s starting point and leads the body to the edge of collapse and utter surrendering. It strives to transform the supposed weakness of the spent body into something positive and celebrate it as the refusal of the achievement imperative, the fullness of its fragility revealing the unseen location of the non-resistant resistance. "In the Blind Spot" expounds a very physical movement language, extracting the usual limits of identity and (self) assertion by its very softness. With limitless non-aggression it reveals and provokes simultaneously. The project radically puts the singular body as the centre piece. As if under a magnifying glass, hidden insides are brought to light.

The performance "In the Blind Spot" belongs to and is the 4rth work within the "Blind Spotting Performance Series“ launched in 2014 by Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir. It is simultaneously the first part of Angela Schubot's 2015 solo trilogy "Körper ohne Macht" (Powerless Bodies).

Direction, Choreography, Costume, Set design: Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir 

Performance, Choreography: Angela Schubot 

Music: Peter Rehberg

Light: Martin Beeretz 

Company management, PR:  Björn &Björn

Co-production: Produced  by Angela Schubot in collaboration with the SOPHIENSAILE, HAU HEBBEL am Ufer, CDC Uyés Danse, Theater Freiburg, Schwankhalle Bremen and ImPulsTanz Wien, MDT Stockholm.

-Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Supported by Tanzfabrik Berlin and ada Studio.

Blue Boy / Brokentalkers
Apr
19
8:00 pm20:00

Blue Boy / Brokentalkers

  • Pavilion Theatre

The Award winning The Blue Boy deals with the experiences of men and women who were incarcerated as children in Catholic residential care institutions.

The Blue Boy combines a highly physical live performance alongside recorded testimony from former residents of institutions and gives a fresh theatrical voice to recently revealed stories of child abuse in Ireland.

This powerful and haunting show premiered as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

The Blue Boy is a co-production with Dublin Theatre Festival, LÓKAL Theatre Festival Reykjavík, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen, Korjaamo Theatre/ Stage Festival Helsinki, Cork Mid-summer Festival. The Blue Boy is supported by Festival Firsts – Electrifying Irish Arts With support from Culture Ireland

Winner of the Grand Prix Award at the Festival kontakt Poland

powerfully physical, haunting material
****four stars - Financial Times

Spotted / Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir
Apr
19
7:30 pm19:30

Spotted / Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir

  • Sophensaele

In “Spotted” the body of the performers is captured as an overflowing container. So full that it can not anymore digest, make sense or work through all the external information it receives. As well as all that seeps into it without any subjective control or awareness. Numb and leaking, on the verge of passing as still lives, the performers make us question topics that relate to us directly such as privacy, intimacy, alienation and vulnerability. 

"Spotted" is a grimace of discontinuity; a glimpse of perfect individuality; a perversion where the achievers are in a state of spiritual absence; an investigation of animated objects unable to overcome their singular being; this separation or this very drive – the constituent execution or exhaustion. -Stefan Remen

Concept/Direction/Choreography/set design: Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir

Performed by: Louise Dahl, Marie Ursin

Music by: Peter Rehberg

Light design by: Martin Beeretz

Costumes: Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir

Production of the performance Blind Spotting which served as the first of two working periods for the performance Spotted: Björn &Björn, Gabi Beier.

Production of the second working period of the performance Spotted: Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir

Co-producers: Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, Wilderness Residencies project of the Nordic-Baltic contemporary dance community keðja, Co-Production by Slingan: Atalante Gothenburg, Dansstationen Malmö, MDT. Life Long Burning cultural programm of the European Union 2013-2018 and the Cullberg Ballet dance company in Stockholm.

Residency support: Wilderness Residencies project of the Nordic-Baltic contemporary dance community keðja, Tanzfabrik Berlin and Advancing Performing Arts Project (APAP) production studio berlin

Spotted / Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir
Apr
18
7:30 pm19:30

Spotted / Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir

  • Sophiensaele

In “Spotted” the body of the performers is captured as an overflowing container. So full that it can not anymore digest, make sense or work through all the external information it receives. As well as all that seeps into it without any subjective control or awareness. Numb and leaking, on the verge of passing as still lives, the performers make us question topics that relate to us directly such as privacy, intimacy, alienation and vulnerability. 

"Spotted" is a grimace of discontinuity; a glimpse of perfect individuality; a perversion where the achievers are in a state of spiritual absence; an investigation of animated objects unable to overcome their singular being; this separation or this very drive – the constituent execution or exhaustion. -Stefan Remen

Concept/Direction/Choreography/set design: Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir

Performed by: Louise Dahl, Marie Ursin

Music by: Peter Rehberg

Light design by: Martin Beeretz

Costumes: Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir

Production of the performance Blind Spotting which served as the first of two working periods for the performance Spotted: Björn &Björn, Gabi Beier.

Production of the second working period of the performance Spotted: Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir

Co-producers: Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, Wilderness Residencies project of the Nordic-Baltic contemporary dance community keðja, Co-Production by Slingan: Atalante Gothenburg, Dansstationen Malmö, MDT. Life Long Burning cultural programm of the European Union 2013-2018 and the Cullberg Ballet dance company in Stockholm.

Residency support: Wilderness Residencies project of the Nordic-Baltic contemporary dance community keðja, Tanzfabrik Berlin and Advancing Performing Arts Project (APAP) production studio berlin

Beat the Drum: Wishful Beginnings / Verk Produksjoner
Apr
17
7:00 pm19:00

Beat the Drum: Wishful Beginnings / Verk Produksjoner

  • Black Box

Beat the drum is a series of works focusing on the present and future. How do we deal with the tremendous problems of the present and how to continue? Can art be a part of this new beginning or not? It is a strong urge for us to transform our work and ask new questions towards our aesthetics and ethics, a wish to construct new stories, new beginnings  and contexts. We are in search after urgent and new ways of sharing and opening up our work. Our ambition is to connect, opening the space and transforming it, evolving together with the audience in producing new realities and visions.

Beat the Drum: Wishful beginnings is an urge from our side to contemplate on the future, we have talked and interviewed people, held workshops with up and coming stars in Dublin and Kokkola, read SciFi novels, travelled to Paris, put flowers on graves, visiting churches, mosques and museums in search for “the next step”, whats the next step in society, in politics and does the arts have any role in the future. Our hope is to find some small seeds, seeds of hope and share them together with the audience. Our wish is to elaborate with the audience and slowly transforming the room where the audience and the performers will become one, one body of work, and hopefully new realities and connections will emerge.

Supported by The Norwegian Art Council. Co-produced by Black Box Teater, BIT-Teatergarasjen, Teaterhuset Avant Garden.

Lazyblood / Shalala
Apr
16
9:30 pm21:30

Lazyblood / Shalala

  • Avant Garden

In this lecture performance Ómarsdóttir and Jóhannsson reveal the secret behind their artistic genius and that of the borderline musical. They will humorously and sincerely discuss samples of their work with the audience, and talk about the emotional chaos involved in the creative process.

Over the past few years, Erna Ómarsdóttir’s choreography has attracted worldwide attention. Her partner Valdimar Jóhannsson is a musician in the punk rock band Reykjavik! among others. In 2008, they co-founded the dance company Shalala. Their productions test the limits of vocal, bodily and musical expression: Borderline Musicals.

In the lecture, they mischievously advance their work to a genre, which requires a critical analysis and art-historical classification as a matter of course. Ómarsdóttir and Jóhannsson take on the roles of Borderline-Experts MC Multiple Personality Disorder and Putrid Saphire, re-enact choreographic sequences from earlier plays and enter into a dialogue with the audience. Self-perception and the perception of others come into conflict, and gradually the contours of what a Borderline Musical is are perceptible.

A lecture on borderline musicals simultaneously provides a panoramic overview of the work of two fascinating artists, while allowing analytic depth and a personally charged perspective on their own work.