The Great Gathering
by Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and Alexander Roberts in collaboration with IDC dancers
Performed at Kringlan shopping mall – Saturday April 13th at 13:00
A large group of adults and children dance together with buzz in their ears, stereo of sound and steamy fog. Splashing in puddles with bleeding noses, they live in another world where they are never invisible. Spinning round and round – holding hands – the whole world a blur.
An indoor square in Kringlan becomes the venue for The Great Gathering which was first performed at Norður og niður, Sigur Rós’s Arts Festival at the end of 2017. The piece was then performed at Eiðistorg, shopping centre, at Reykjavik Art Festival 2018.
The piece is performed by Iceland Dance Company dancers and a group of 10-17-year-old children. Choreographers: Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and Alexander Roberts in collaboration with dancers
The performance is free and located at Kringlan.
Dancers: Elín Signý Weywadt, Ernesto Camilo Aldazabal Valdes, , Hannes Þór Egilsson, Hjördís Lilja Örnólfsdóttir, Inga Maren Rúnarsdóttir, Sigurður Andrean Sigurgeirsson & Þyri Huld Árnadóttir
Children: Carmen Lea Einarsdóttir, Dagmar Edda Guðnadóttir, Jökull Nói Ívarsson, Kolbeinn Einarsson, Marínó Máni Mabazza, Rafn Winther Ísaksson, Sigríður V. Gunnarsdóttir, Una Yamamoto Barkardóttir, Ylfa Aino Eldon Aradóttir & Þóra Dís Hrólfsdóttir
The Great Gathering was first performed at Norður og Niður Art Festival in Flóa at Harpa concert hall on December 29th and then again December 30th. The festival Norður og Niður took place 26.-31. desember.