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About us

Iceland Dance Company (IDC) is the national dance company of Iceland. Established in 1973, IDC is an independent public institution responsible for developing, creating and nurturing contemporary dance and choreography in Iceland.

Iceland Dance Company is a progressive contemporary dance company constantly building a repertoire of choreography by many of Europe’s leading choreographers, e.g. Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Jiri Kylian, Ed Wubbe, Alexander Ekman, Rui Horta, Jo Strömgren, Ina Christel Johannessen, Anton Lachky, Itzik Calili, Martin Kilvady, Alan Lucien Øyen, Damien Jalet and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Simultaneously, the company has led the development of Icelandic choreography and nurtured home-grown talents who have received international acclaim, e.g. Erna Omarsdottir, Lara Stefansdottir, Katrin Hall, Valgerdur Runarsdottir, Halla Olafsdottir, Helena Jonsdottir and Saga Sigurdardottir. The combination of these two approaches to building its repertoire has created a unique position for IDC on the international dance scene.

IDC puts an emphasis on developing partnerships with other cultural institutions and prides itself on a tradition of working with emerging talents in all artistic fields. IDC also frequently commissions new music and participates actively in various international networks in the field of dance and stage arts.

The company’s home base is in Reykjavik City Theatre and the company tours both in and out of Iceland. IDC has given numerous outstanding performances in major international dance theatres and at festivals in Europe, China, Canada and the United States.

See our international tours

IDC on tour

26. & 27. May  2017 // Utrecht – Spring Festival // SACRIFICE

20. June 2017 // Harstad, Artic Arts Festival // SACRIFICE

12.júlí 2017 // Amsterdam, Julidans // Black Marrow

18. & 19.August 2017 //  London, Southbank Centre // SACRIFICE

8., 9. & 10. September 2017// Tanzhaus, Dusseldorf // SACRIFICE

18. & 19. November 2017 // Kunstcentrum, BUDA, Kortrijk  // SACRIFICE

16. & 17. February 2018 // Teatro Arriaga, Bilbao // Black Marrow

5. & 6. May 2018 // Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens // SACRIFICE

27., 28. & 29. May 2018 // Festival TransAmeriques, Quebec // Union of the North

20.-30. May 2018 // Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow // Union of the North

 7. July 2018 // Low Light Festival, Queenscliff, Melbourne // Union of the North, Dies Irae & Örævi

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