Attention dance aficionados, there are some exciting festivals on the horizon. Not only are “Me and My Friends” doing a special English performance of “Be My Guest” at the LÓKAL Theatre Festival on September 3, but the Reykjavík Dance Festival is also putting on its ninth annual event with a series of exciting short films and video installations from September 5 to 11.
“Centering on people, movement and time, dance films convey an unrivalled sense of the modern age,” a Reykjavík Dance Festival press release states. “The transience of dance blends with the intimacy of film, experimenting with the plastic dynamics of movement and montage, and exploring both rhythm and visuality. Here, aesthetic expression rooted in the modern era takes the form of realism, absurdism and avant-gardism. Everything is possible!”
In addition to the dance films, visual artists and choreographers will put on video installations at Bíó Paradís, Tjarnarbíó and the Reykjavík Dance Atelier/Kex Hostel on Skúlagata 28.
This year participating artists are Haraldur Jónsson, Sara Björnsdóttir, Reynir Lyngdal og Katrín Hall, Erna Ómarsdóttir og Guðni Gunnarsson, Dodda Maggý, Helena Jónsdóttir, Þorvaldur Þorsteinsson, Sigríður Soffía Níelsdóttir, Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir, Gunilla Heilborn, and a whole lot more.