WEDNESDAY 26TH NOV || 20:00 – 21:00 || MENGI


There is a story that tells of Beauty and the Beast’s fascination with their own shadow. They kept looking at it, scratching it, pecking at it, until their shadow woke up, became alive and then ate them. Beauty and the Beast are now “Dead Beauty and the Beast.”

Beauty and the Beast is a band, a show, a party, a workshop and a collaboration between the two choreographers Amanda Apetrea, Halla Ólafsdóttir and their friends. They are now in the process of making a new dance performance called DEAD Beauty and the Beast. This time it is in the shape of an album that merges dance, poetry, music, light, darkness and the in between, seeing inner and outer reality.

This is an invitation to a unique event where Beauty and the Beast give a poetry reading followed by an amazing dj set. They will try out some new material never heard before.

It will be sexy and embarrassing for all of us! Come as you are and leave shape shifted to your future self.


This is contagious

and we will spread the disease

porno pandemic


Multi bodied force

with a message of rebel

we penetrate worlds


Beauty and the Beast

give sweet head, give it good too

they have two damn heads


Pierce your dirty gaze

tease your filthy mind, cause they

have two asses too


Two asses four ears

six pussies wider than hell

deeper than the sea


All who dare to love

all who dare to freaking love

all who still dare to


Choreography and performance: Halla Ólafsdóttir and Amanda Apetrea

Forget Madonna, Prince, Elvis, Beyoncé, Whitney and Britney. Halla Ólafsdóttir and Amanda Apetrea never needed their last names and now they take on the greatest mononymes in dance history and blow you away. Amanda and Halla go way back and have been working together and apart in various constellations and projects for years now. It is always about friendship and they are never alone. They have collaborated with for instance Beauty and the Beast, jazz dance, danceoke, Nadja Hjorton, Emma Tolander, The Rite of Spring, spiritualism, realism, feminism, Sidney Leoni, The Swedish Dance History, Stina Nyberg, Zoë Poluch, the ÖFA-collective, Emma Kim Hagdahl, Ben Evans, THE FUTURE, Luís Miguel Felix, Mychoreography, Jessyka Watson Galbraith, Lisen Rosell, Chrisander Brun, Mårten Spångberg, Shaking the habitual, Ludvig Daae, Martin Lervik, Undertone, A Series of Event 2012, economy, crisis, Marcus Baldemar, Krööt Juurak, Maryam Nikandish, Alice Chauchat, Marcus Doverud, Emelie Garmén, Johan Thelander, Siri Hjorton Wagner, John Moström, Rebecka Stillman, Uri Turkenich, Märta Thisner, Rami Jawhari, Anna Sóley Tryggvadóttir, MDT, Carl Olof Berg, Dorte Olesen, dancing in the dark, Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir, smoke and wind, Mica Sigourney, Valgerður Rúnarsdóttir, Andros Zins-Browne, Elizabeth Ward, Manon Santkin, Mariana Suikkanen Gomes, INPEX, Mattias Lech, Franziska Aigner, Tom Engels, Andrea Csaszni Rygh, Louise Höjer, Ivar Furre Aam, Eliisa Erävalo, love, lust and fear.



When: Wendesday 26th November @ 20:00 – 21:00

Where: Mengi, Óðinsgata 2, 101 Reykjavík

Duration: 60 minutes