Photo: Ívar Eyþórsson
Nearing summer solstice, when the day is the longest, Iceland Dance Company premieres Variations of Darkness.
IDC has been introducing a series of works, inspired by darkness and the vulnerability of the human body. This is the third piece and is specially created for the bright space at Reykjavik Art Museum (Hafnarhús).
All the work is performed to music by Sigur Rós and under the artistic direction of Erna Ómarsdóttir and Valdimar Jóhannsson, created in collaboration with the dancers.
The first piece in the series At Dusk, We Embrace was premiered during winter solstice 2017, at Norður og niður at Harpa concert hall. The video installation Life in the Undergrowth in collaboration with Pierre-Alain Giraud, premiered at the opening of the Winter Lights Festival in Reykjavík in February 2018 and was projected on two large oil tanks near the Marshall house. The fourth and final work will premiere at Everybody’s Spectacular in November 2018.
Artistic Directors: Erna Ómarsdóttir, Valdimar Jóhannsson
Dancers: Aðalheiður Halldórsdóttir, Elín Signý Weywadt, Ernesto Camilo Aldazabal Valdes, Hannes Þór Egilsson, Hjördís Lilja Örnólfsdóttir, Inga Maren Rúnarsdóttir, Sigurður Andrean Sigurgeirsson, Þyri Huld Árnadóttir
Music: Sigur Rós í samvinnu við Valdimar Jóhannsson
Costumes: Rebekka Jónsdóttir
Technical Supervisor: Valdimar Jóhannsson