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  • Name:

    Groβstadtsafari

  • Created by:

    Jo Strømgren

  • Icelandic title:

    Groβstadtsafari

  • Costume design:

    Hrafnhildur Hólmgeirsdóttir, Bára Hólmgeirsdóttir

  • Music:

    The Young Gods

  • Lighting design:

    The Young Gods

  • Choreographer:

    Jo Strømgren

  • Performers: Aðalheiður Halldórsdóttir, Ásgeir Helgi Magnússon, Cameron Corbett, Hannes Þór Egilsson, Hjördís Lilja Örnólfsdóttir, Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir, Steve Lorenz, Unnur Elísabet Gunnarsdóttir
  • Producer:

    Iceland Dance Company

  • When and where premièred?:

    March 4th 2011

  • Webpage: http://id.is/syning_en/87059
  • Artform:

    Dance

  • Audience (suitable for?):

    All

  • Use of text:

    No

  • Length:

    21 minutes

  • Excerpts from reviews:

    "The piece is very technically demanding and gives the dancers an opportunity to demonstrate their physical abilities". Morgunblaðið, March 8th 2011. Margrét Áskelsdóttir

    "Polished and professional piece which captures your attention from the beginning until the end". Fréttablaðið, March 9th 2011. Sesselja G. Magnúsdóttir

    "A highly demanding dance piece but the dancers really rose to the occasion". Pressan.is, March 10th 2011. Bryndís Schram

    "Grossstadtsafari was extremely cool and demonstrated well how synchronized and technically strong the company is" Pressan.is, March 10th 2011. Bryndís Schram

  • Is the production available for tour?:

    Yes

  • Has the production toured?:

    Yes

  • Info on recent tours:

    Opening of Stavanger Konserthus in septemter 2012

  • Number off people on tour:

    13

  • Number of performers on stage:

    10

  • Stage/venue requirements:

    Stage The stage surface should be free from splinters, holes, and/or other obstructions, and must be swept clean prior to the company’s arrival. The stage area must be free of any obstructions, i.e. large set pieces, orchestra/choral shells, and pianos. The stage floor cannot be concrete or wood laid directly over concrete. There should be adequate wing space for storage of prop and set pieces. • Dimensions: (minimum performing area) 10m. wide 10m. deep 7m. high to the lighting grid Prefered dimesions: 12m. Wide and 12m. Deep • Black marley (linoleum) dance floor • Black sidelegs preferably six (6) on either side • at least 1m. of wing space on each side • If no door: Black back drop upstage or black painted back wall • If no door: Black scrim 1meter from back wall.

  • Technical requirements:

    LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS Lighting Console • ADB Phoenix 10, Etc Expression3 or similar. Communication One full intercom system, containing at least three headsets, for communication between stage, sound control and light control and auditorium during rehearsals. Lights • PAR 64 cp62................................... 14 pcs • PROFILE 750W – ETC or similar.... 4 pcs 15°/30° • PROFILE 750W – ETC or similar.... 20 pcs 25°/50° (on side booms) • Fresnell 1-1.2KW...... 4 pcs • Fresnell 1-1.2KW...... 21 pcs STANDS/side booms/ .................... 10 pcs / 2m. Hight; pos: floor, head. Two heavy smoke machines with DMX control. SOUND REQUIREMENTS Sound Equipment Sound system must be high quality, of professional brand (Meyer, L’acoustics, D&B, EAW,) and capable of bringing 110db of frequency spectrum from 30 – 16.000 Hz to all auditiorum. Speaker setup should consist of Left, Right, Subwoofers, 2 full range stage monitors/fills. Mixing console: At least 1 mic inputs, 6 stereo-line inputs, 3 aux sends with fully parametric 4 band EQ on every input channel. Yamaha DM-2000 / DM-1000 / O2R preferred. * 1 multitap stereo delay * 1 2x31 band graphiq EQ inserted to L-R outputs - Q-Lab audio playback system and Audio interface, Motu or similar - with MIDI support for Show control. Control Note: Sound mixer and light console to be at the rear of the auditorium Back stage, for dancers during performance and rehearsals • reasonable amounts of water for drinking • 10-15 towels

  • Founded year? By? Members? Contact?:

    The Iceland Dance Company, IDC, is the national dance company of Iceland. It is an independent public institution with their base of operations at the City Theatre in Reykjavík. Lára Stefánsdóttir is the company´s artistic director.

    In recent years Iceland Dance Company has gained recognition as a contemporary dance company on a world-class scale. IDC has consistently built a repertoire of choreography by many of Europe’s leading contemporary choreographers. Parallel to that, the Iceland Dance Company has led the development of Icelandic choreography and nurtured the talent of Icelandic choreographers who have consequently received attention from abroad. The combination of these two developments have created a unique position for IDC on the international dance market. Not only does it hold a repertoire of choreography by Europe’s best but also the talent of new emerging Icelandic choreographers.

    Rui Horta, Jirí Kylián, Jo Strömgren, Richard Wherlock, Itzik Galili, Stijn Celis, Rami Be’er, Ina Christel Johannessen, Alexander Ekman, Roberto Olivan, Andre Gingras, Alan Lucien Öjen and Damien Jalet, are among those who have worked with IDC as well as Icelandic choreographers Erna Ómarsdóttir, Lára Stefánsdóttir, Steinunn and Brian just to mention a few.

    Iceland Dance Company has given numerous outstanding performances in major international dance theatres and festivals in Europe as well as in China and U.S.A.

    Iceland Dance Company puts an emphasis on developing partnerships with other cultural institutions. The company prides itself on a tradition of working with emerging talents in all artistic fields and frequently commissions new music. IDC also participates actively in various international networks in the field of dance and stage arts.

          • What is it?: Groβstadtsafari reflects upon the accumulation of tensions in crowded places. Lack of private space is the drawback of urban lifestyles. Some implode - others explode.