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Ten-Day Choreography in the Form of a Festival

The art of contemporary dance can be experienced at the 2012 Reykjavík Dance Festival, which opened on Tuesday and runs through August 31. This year, the festival includes a special feature: “A Series of Event”, a ten-day choreography in the format of a festival.


The Iceland Dance Company. Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The festival is unique in that 30 Icelandic and international artists will not only carry out their own performances, but are also invited to take an active part in all other events at the festival.

The audience is invited to get involved in the various events too, including morning workshops, seminars and presentations.

One of this year’s highlights was “Lunch Beats”. Inspired by a Swedish movement, the initiative was held in Reykjavík for the first time yesterday.

Those interested in spending their lunch break in an unusual way were invited to dance together at the concert and conference center Harpa in Reykjavík.

Upcoming events include a 12-hour-performance that starts with a feminist barbeque on Friday at 6 pm and a political panel discussion on Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3 pm.

The program for the second part of the festival, starting August 27, is under development and has not been announced yet.

The festival takes place in Dansverkstæðið, Skúlagata 28, 101 Reykjavík. Entry to all events is free.

You can find the program and more information about the artists and events on the festival’s website.

Besides the Dance Festival, other festivals are currently taking place in Reykjavík:

The Reykjavík Jazz Festival runs until Saturday, September 1 and the fifth International Theatre Festival Lókal is being held until the Sunday, August 26.

Read more about Lókal here.


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