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Variations

Premiered 8. February 2014

Choreographer: Lára Stefánsdóttir

Cellist: Bryndís Halla Gylfadóttir

Music: Jean Sibelius

Lighting design: Jóhann Bjarni Pálmason

Costume design: Lára Stefánsdóttir

Dancers: Ellen Margrét Bæhrenz and Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir

One of three pieces performed in “Trilogy”

Theme and variations in D minor for Solo Cello was written  in 1887 by the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius at the age of twenty-two. It is considered a groundbreaking piece as it was the first concert work for solo cello by a major composer since the Bach Suites in 1720. It is considered unlikely that Sibelius himself ever heard Theme and variations performed in public as it was only rediscovered in 1995, long after his death.

Sibelius’ Theme and variations is a virtuosic work where the composer uses broken sounds, trills, double stopping and takes full advantage of the cello´s potential. The dancer reflects the music, plays with the variations, its repetitive form and nuances.

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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