Milkywhale is a brand new music project by choreographer Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir that dismantles the boundaries between a concert and a performance. Together with musician Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson they have created a series of pop songs, a visual trip through soundscape and choreography. This epic concert features trivial things like love, trampoline exercises, whales and white animals.

Milkywhale will be premiered at LÓKAL and Reykjavik Dance Festival. Performances in Tjarnarbíó the 26th and 27th of August at 21:00

Concept and performance: Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir
Music: Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson
Lyrics: Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir
Set design and visuals: Magnús Leifsson
Light Design: Jóhann Friðrik Ágústsson
Sound Design: Kristinn Gauti Einarsson
Dramaturg: Halldór Halldórsson

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Supported by the Ministry of Culture and the city of Reykjavik in co-operation with the Reykjavik Dance Atelier and Reykjavik Dance Festival.

Duration: Approx 60 minutes

Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir studied choreography at School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam and P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels 2006-2010. Since graduating she has choreographed and danced in various performances in Iceland and abroad. She has worked for the Icelandic Dance Company, The National Theater of Iceland and Ultima Vez as well as independent theater groups such as Samsteypan Collective, Melkorka & Kata, and the Jukebox. She won the Icelandic Theater awards for Choreography of the year in 2013 together with dance artist Katrin Gunnarsdottir. Melkorka is a member of the performance band John the Houseband since 2008 and forms the one person band Milkywhale.

Supported by the Ministry of Culture and the city of Reykjavik in collaboration with Reykjavik Dance Atelier and Reykjavik Dance Festival.

Milkywhale is a art of the project "Do It Like They Do It: A Nordic Conference on the adoption of Music-Making Practices in Choreography”, supported by Kultur Kontakt Nord