A! Performance Festival - 3rd edition

LÓKAL is ecstatic about it´s partnership with Akureyri Art Museum with whom we programme the performance festival A! The third edition of this great festival, that focuses on performance in visual arts and contemporary performance, was held in Akureyri September 1-4. 

14 performances were presented by over 40 international and local artists. The event has in in it´s short lifespan truly made it´s mark on this capitol of North-East Iceland! 

You can follow the festival here

EVERYBODY´S SPECTACULAR LINE UP

LÓKAL joins forces yet again with Reykjavík Dance Festival in presenting the performing arts festival EVERYBODY´S SPECTACULAR, November 15-19. The festivals have been for past years presenting their international and local editions in August but now we have decided to try out November. 

There is an impressive line up of artists this year as previous years: 

Ant Hampton (London) / Ásrún Magnúsdóttir (Reykjavík) / The Brokentalkers (Dublin) / Dance For Me (Reykjavík) / Elina Pirinen (Helsinki) / The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein (London) /Gerald Kurdian (Paris) / Iceland Dance Company (Reykjavík) / Katrín Gunnarsdóttir (Reykjavík) /Kriðpleir (Reykjavík) / Kviss Búmm Bang (Reykjavík) / Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir (Berlin) / Mette Edwardsen (Oslo) / Philippe Quesné (Paris) / Ragnar+Maísól (Reykjavík) / Steinunn Ketilsdóttir(Reykjavík) 

Stay tuned for detailed program here

Brokentalkers tour This Beach around Ireland

This Beach will be touring throughout Ireland in November 2017.

This Beach is a blistering satire of white western privilege made in response to the global refugee crisis. The show was co-produced and premiered at the Munich Kammerspiele before it’s sold at run at Tiger Dublin Fringe. The national tour is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. This national tour is produced by Project Arts Centre.

Touring dates

10th November Draíocht Arts Centre Blanchardstown, Dublin

13th November Town Hall Theatre Galway

16th-18th November Project Arts Centre, Dublin

23rd  November Pavilion Theatre Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

25th November Lyric Theatre Belfast

27th-29th November Everyman Theatre Cork

1st of December Mermaid Arts Centre Bray, Wicklow

Iceland Dance Company is getting rave reviews

Iceland Dance Company has been on the road, back and forth from Iceland, since the premier of SACRIFICE last March. Spring Festival, Utrecht, Arctic Arts Festival, Harstad, Julidans, Amsterdam, Southbank Centre, London and Tanzhaus Dusseldorf have been the hosts for either SACRIFICE or BLACK MARROW. The film Union of the North by Matthew Barney, Erna Ómarsdóttir and Valdimar Jóhannsson was screened at Impulstanz this summer. In November SACRIFICE will be presented as part of NEXT Arts Festival in Kortrijk, Belgium. 

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