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  • Name:

    Ótta

  • Created by:

    Iceland Dance Company

  • Icelandic title:

    Ótta

  • Costume design:

    Agnieszka Baranowska and Júlíanna Lára Steingrímsdóttir

  • Music:

    Beck, John Powell, Ásgeir Trausti, Jun Miyake and Bergþóra Árnadóttir

  • Lighting design:

    Garðar Örn Borgþórsson

  • Choreographer:

    Ásgeir Helgi Magnússon, Hjördís Lilja Örnólfsdóttir and Unnur Elísabet Gunnarsdóttir in cooperation with dancers

  • Performers: Ásgeir Helgi Magnússon, Cameron Corbett, Brian Gerke, Ellen Margrét Bæhrenz, Hjördís Lilja Örnólfsdóttir, Steve Lorenz and Unnur Elísabet Gunnarsdóttir.
  • Producer:

    Iceland Dance Company

  • When and where premièred?:

    November 22nd 2012

  • Webpage: http://www.id.is
  • Artform:

    Dance

  • Production type:
  • Audience (suitable for?):

    All

  • Use of text:

    No

  • Length:

    20 min

  • Is the production available for tour?:

    Yes

  • Has the production toured?:

    No

  • Number off people on tour:

    10

  • Number of performers on stage:

    7

  • Stage/venue requirements:

    STAGE 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.

    • Dimensions: (minimum performing area) 10m. wide 10m. deep 5m. high to the lighting grid

    • Black marley (linoleum) dance floor

    If performed in traditional proscenium theatre:

    • Black sidelegs (preferably five (5) on either side) • at least 2m. of wing space on each side • black back drop.

  • Technical requirements:

    LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS

    Lighting Console Etc Congo light console or Congo junior Communication One full intercom system, containing at least three headsets, for communication between stage, sound control and light control.

    Lights • Etc source 4 15 – 30° 750W or comparable 30 pcs
    • Etc Source 4 25- 50° 750W or comparable 2 pcs • Etc Source 4 junior 25 – 50° 10 pcs • Par 64 CP 62 37 pcs • Par 64 CPO 61 8 pcs • 2000W Freznel 2 pcs

    Lee colors 202, 152, 5207 and 363 and Rosco 132 hanover frost.

    Profiles must be hang over stage to form 15 boxes on stage and 10 boxes on the wall in the back. We must be able to focus them.

    Lighting designer Garðar Þór Borgþórsson, email: gardar@borgarleikhus.is

    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 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 2x31 band graphiq EQ inserted to L-R outputs

    • We will bring our own audio playback system.

    Control Note: Sound mixer and light console to be at the rear of the auditorium

  • Founded year? By? Members? Contact?:

    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?: Ótta is an old Icelandic word for the time between 3 and 6 in the morning. During these hours when most people are fast asleep there are some who do not find the sense of piece and quiet to settle down. Insistent thoughts race through their minds like speeding cars on a highway.