A real-life story of an Icelandic 49 year old father of three who dared to realise his dream of dancing contemporary dance onstage. An award-winning show which began its global tour last year.
Dance for me was nominated in two categories in the Icelandic Theater Awards 2014 – Brogan as “Choreographer of the Year” and the company as “Best Newcomers”. The piece was also nominated as “Dance Show of the Year” and won the “Readers Choice” award in the Icelandic DV Culture Awards 2013.
Dance for me has been presented at Lókal International Theatre Festival in Reykjavík, Iceland, Mousonturm in Frankfurt, Germany, the Núna (Now) Festival in Winnipeg, Canada and BIT Teatergarasjen in Bergen, Norway.
“It’s important, it’s funny and it’s captivating, hard to ask for more.” (Víðsjá, Icelandic Radio 1).
“Serious, warm, funny and really touches the audience.” (Austurfrétt, Icelandic newspaper).
“…it take courage to go so far out of your comfort zone like Ármann does, but it is possible with the help of a professional like Brogan” – Fréttablaðið
“…the show is deeply personal and intimately staged.” – The Reykjavík Grapevine
Ármann Einarsson, 50 years old, lives in Akureyri in North Iceland. He is a music school teacher and father of three. In 2013 he revealed to his daughter-in-law, choreographer Brogan Davison, his life-long desire to perform contemporary dance on stage, although he has never had any proper dance training. And so he and Brogan together developed an award-winning contemporary dance piece, celebrated first by local audiences and then at international festivals all over the world: is dance really for everybody?
Dance for me is about stepping out of our comfort zones, daring to make our dreams come true and the ultimate question: Is dance for everybody?
Special thanks to Reykjavíkurborg, Menningarráð Eyþings and Lókal-international theatre festival.
24th and 25th of MAY 2015
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Basement: Main Space
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