Hafnarhús – Reykjavík Dance Festival 2015

Macho Man

Photo: Geirix

Reykjavík Art Museum is one of the venues for this years edition of Reykjavík Dance Festival and presents two works at Hafnarhús.


Thursday 27 August 10:15 p.m.
Macho Man

Macho Man is a solo creation for the dance artist Saga Sigurðardóttir. It is inspired by how the masculine body is choreographed in society. A female performer executing masculine vocabulary creates resonance between two bodies on stage, the body of the performer and the body of the choreography itself. Interested in the representation of the macho man, we dive into the sweaty world of Mexican wrestling and WWE, masculine dancing, rock icons, fitness competitions and more, exploring masculine movements through ritual and voyeurism.

Concept and choreography: Katrín Gunnarsdóttir
Choreography and performance: Saga Sigurðardóttir

Admission: 2.900 isk

Friday 28 August 6 p.m. and Saturday 29 August 8 p.m.
An Eternal Piece on Relativity

The piece is an investigation into the meaning of words and actions and offers the concept that words and actions can only be understood reading the whole context of where they fall. The text used in the performance is a very short scene from The Danceof Death by August Strindberg. 

Author:  Steinunn Knútsdóttir
Text:  August Strindberg
On stage:  Aðalbjörg Árnadóttir, Árni Pétur Guðjónsson, Jórunn Sigurðardóttir, Katla Helga Thorlacius Jónsdóttir, Kristjana Skúladóttir, Magnús Guðmundsson, Ólöf Ingólfsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson.

Free admission.