Ótta | [ Íd ] Íslenski dansflokkurinn

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Premiered November 22nd 2012

Choreographers: Ásgeir Helgi Magnússon, Hjördís Lilja Örnólfsdóttir and Unnur Elísabet Gunnarsdóttir in cooperation with dancers.

Music: Beck, John Powell, Ásgeir Trausti, Jun Miyake, Valgeir Sigurðsson and Bergþóra Árnadóttir

Lighting design: Aðalsteinn Stefánsson and Garðar Örn Borgþórsson

Costume design and supervision: Agnieszka Baranowska and Júlíanna Lára Steingrímsdóttir

Rehearsal director: Hlín Diego Hjálmarsdóttir


One of four pieces in the evening “On new ground”


Ótta is an old Icelandic word for the time between 3 and 6 in the morning. During these hours when most people are fast asleep there are some who do not find the sense of piece and quiet to settle down. Insistent thoughts race through their minds like speeding cars on a highway.

How thick are the walls around us? Are we in sync with the person on the other side? What is reality and where do deams take over?

IDC on tour

November 2nd and 3rd, 2019 // Hong Kong –  World Cultures Festival // The Best of Darkness

November 29th and 30th, 2019 // Bilbao –  Teatro Arriaga // The Best of Darkness

June 20th, 2020 // Harstad – Arctic Arts Festival // AIŌN