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Reykjavik Dance Festival and LÓKAL have announced their dates for this year´s festivals. RDF is scheduled to take place between August 23rd and Septemer 1st. 2013, and LÓKAL dates are 28th of August to September 1st.  Artistic director of Reykjavik Dance Festival this year is choreographer, dancer and producer Erna Ómarsdóttir and her umbrella production company Shalala. As before LÓKAL is directed by Ragnheiður Skúladóttir and Bjarni Jónsson.

The Festival - Make Space Initiative- where 4 artists - in residence - make space through art for aesthetics and politics to meet - these 4 artists launched a sharing of their residency projects in Reykjavik this weekend check it out here on our website

The Nordic Drama Train stopped at Husets Teater in Copenhagen February 22nd – 24th. The 5 works of the 5 award-winning playwrights selected for the Train this season wera stage -read within a festival setting. Initiated by Performing Arts Iceland, during the Nordic Performing Arts Days in August last year, the train is organized jointly by the members of the Nordic Theatre... more on our website... 

WILDERNESS GOES WILD IN EAST ICELAND - as part of keðja dance encounters.

Wilderness dance, the largest ever residency programme for dance companies in the Nordic/ Baltic region, has been in east Iceland for the last 6 weeks... check out news updates, photos and videos here on our website



Ragnar Bragasson, director, producer and playwright sat down with PAI Enquire to talk about his theatrical debut Laburnum. Laburnum was premiered last November and has been performed at the Reykjavik City Theatre ever since. Laburnum has been praised both by critics and by audience for its realistic display of the Icelandic family and community. Ragnar Bragasson has made a prominent career within film and television. What makes such a well established director and producer of film want to take on the Theatre?

Ragnar answers this and more questions in an interview on our website ...

Icelandic performances on tour

The Icelandic Dance Company performed three Nordic dance pieces at the Nordic Cool 2013 festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington late February.  Here is a review from the Washington Post about the performance... 

PAI interviewed Lára Stefánsdóttir, IDC artistic director on the Nordic Cool festival. The interview can be found here


Vesturport performed their renowned production of Metamorphosis at the the Nordic Cool festival in Washington in February. Reviews can be found here.

DCIST on Metamorphosis...

Washington Post on Gregors Samsa Weird World...

MD Theater Guide review...

PAI recently interviewed one of Vesturport´s members, actress, singer and director Selma Björnsdóttir on the upcoming performance at Nordic Cool in the Kennedy Center...check out the interview here


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