REYKJAVÍK DANCE FESTIVAL STAGE AT SÓNAR REYKJAVÍK

in collaboration with Sónar Reykjavík and ÍD

Sónar Reykjavík, Iceland Dance Company & Reykjavík Dance Festival are proud to present the Íd & RDF program at Sónar Reykjavik, dedicated to the dialogue between dance and music at Sónar Reykjavík, Thursday, 18th of February. 

This first time collaboration between these three organisations – brings together a full program of artists to the stage, in a lineup that will surely entertain you visually while moving you with the beat.

Performances include All Inclusive directed by Martin Kilvady to the music by Mankan, as well as performances by RDF supported artists Milkywhale and choreographer Saga Sigurðardóttir in collaboration with Good Moon Deer.

Martin Kilvady
Staging an instant composition of dance and music where all will happen, All Inclusive brings together the talents of the highly acclaimed choreographer Martin Kilvady, Mankan - a musical collaboration between Kippi Kaninus and Tom Manoury, and a mixed company of dancers from Iceland Dance Company and Reykjavík Dance Festival. Martin Kilvady is an internationally acclaimed choreographer who has worked with some of Europe´s leading dance companies; Rosas, Roberto Olivan and ZOO/Thomas Hauert. He is also one of the founders of Les Slovaks Dance Collective, which has performed all over the world – including at Reykjavik Arts Festival in 2011.

Milkywhale
Milkywhale had their first outing at Reykjavík Dance Festival during the summer of 2015, and “won Iceland Airwaves” with their live shows according to the Reykjavík Grapevine. Milkywhale is a collaboration between the FM Belfast member Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson and the dancer and choreographer Melkorka S. Magnúsdóttir.

Saga Sigurðardóttir and Good Moon Deer
Saga Sigurðardóttir, with her company of dancers, has a long history of collaboration with Good Moon Deer. Winning critics over with their two past shows Scape of Grace and Predator. This outing will see a new body of material brought to the stage – made especially for the Dance and Sound Stage at Sónar Reykjavík.

WORKSHOP WITH MARIE TOPP

Photo: Anja Beutler

Photo: Anja Beutler

Date:  Wednesday 24.Feb – Friday 26. Feb

Time: 17:00 - 20:30

Space: Reykjavík Dance Atelier, Skúlagata 28, 101 Reykjavík.

The workshop is an invitation to join my new research project. The overall working question is how is it possible to translate ideas and concepts of blurriness and haptic visuality into choreography? With choreography I mean how to translate these concepts into choreographic thinking, into movement concepts that can function as choreographic strategies for making work.

In previous work I have been exploring the kinesthetic exchange between performer and spectator. I have grown an interest in the emotional dialogue that takes place between the performer (me) and the individual audience member, or, I might say, an interest in the emotional space that the work creates between us. I am inspired by ideas of haptic visuality and how this way of sensing affects the way we perceive works of art, and how it allows another kind of sensuality to enter the experience.

The workshop will be a physical research of these ideas, we will attempt to embody the concepts by working with the body practice that has been the foundation for my work in the last few years. The practice is a method to strive for full bodily concentration. It is a way to work with the presence of the body in space and a way to be able to instantly move between and activate three states - the physical, the energetic and the emotional presences of the body.

 Background: 

 I’m educated at The National School of Performing Arts in Denmark and I graduated in 2009. Since then I have been working mainly in Denmark, Sweden and Germany.  The last years I have produced and choreographed three works that I now call a trilogy. They are all concerned with the body exposed to forces. The trilogy consists of three solos The Everyday Practice of Resistance (2012) Forerunning (2014) and The Visible Effects of Force (2015). The last piece I made in K3 Tanzplan Hamburg, where I was in residency from August 2014 until April 2015. Beside my solo practice, I am co-founder of the collective RISK. During the last years RISK has established itself in a central position in the context of Danish choreography as hosts and facilitators of projects that reach beyond individual practices and create space for a broader choreographic discourse.

marietopp.wordpress.com & risk.nu

 

Organised in the frame of ”Foreign Bodies”, a project supported by a grant from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the Romanian Government, in the frame of the ”Promotion of Diversity in Culture and Arts within European Cultural Heritage” Programme developed with the support of EEA Grants and Romanian Government. The project was also made with support of The Swedish Arts Grants Committee. For further information on the project, please visit: www.foreignbodies.eu.

Also a part of the  project "Springboard”, supported by Nordisk Kulturfond.