Articles and interviews

Here you will find articles on artists working in or in connection with Dansverkstæðið; dancers, choreographers, performance artists and more. 

 

The articles are written in English by project manager Rex Beckett.

This page is a work in progress with more articles to come.

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Open Your Heart: Taneli Törma Brings Joy Back to Dancing

This weekend Dansverstæðið opens its doors to be part of the Reykjavík Fringe Festival, where Finnish choreographer Taneli Törmä brings his performance Open Your Heart. In it, he and Norwegian dancer Hilde I. Sandvold will perform with four Icelandic youths, aged 10-20, bringing forth joy and abandon through disco dancing. We had the chance to sit down with them before their shows to hear more about them.

Photo: Taneli Törma & Hilde I. Sandvold

Skapandi Sumarstörf Series #2: Dansandi

This summer, we here at Dansverkstæðið are facilitating space for groups of young artists taking part in Hitt Húsið’s Skapandi Sumarstörf initiative. In this mini-interview series, we’ll present these groups and highlight their ongoing projects. Our second interview is with Dansandi.

Photo: Dansandi

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Skapandi Sumarstörf Series #1: Strigagangur

This summer, we here at Dansverkstæðið are facilitating space for groups of young artists taking part in Hitt Húsið’s Skapandi Sumarstörf initiative. In this mini-interview series, we’ll present these groups and highlight their ongoing projects. First up is Strigagangur.

Photo: Strigagangur in Dansverkstæðið

Exorcising Juliet:
In Conversation with Halla Ólafsdóttir & Erna Ómarsdóttir

We all know Juliet as the teenage girl who kills herself over a three day infatuation. The story of Romeo & Juliet is so ubiquitous across the world, taking on so many forms and names, that even without reading it one somehow knows it. Retelling the story and examining the character is outside of the picture for Halla Ólafsdóttir and Erna Ómarsdóttir in their work-in-progress, The Juliet Duet. 

Photo: The Juliet Duet by Margrét Seema Takyar

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Talk About The Weather:
In Conversation with Marble Crowd

No matter how cliché the topic is elsewhere, talking about the weather is practically a sport in Iceland. In a place with such volatile meteorology, it’s impossible to not be affected and informed by its overarching and incessant presence. This is what the Marble Crowd collective are forging into on their new project.

Photo: Marble Crowd