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  • Name:

    It is not a metaphor

  • Created by:

    Iceland Dance Company

  • Icelandic title:

    It is not a metaphor

  • Costume design:

    Þyri Huld Árnadóttir

  • Music:

    Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir

  • Lighting design:

    Magnús Helgi Kristjánsson

  • Choreographer:

    Cameron Corbett

  • Performers: Hannes Þór Egilsson, Aðalheiður Halldórsdóttir and Hjördís Lilja Örnólfsdóttir
  • Producer:

    Iceland Dance Company

  • When and where premièred?:

    October 5. 2013

  • Webpage: http://id.is/syning_en/104861
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  • Excerpts from reviews:

    The interaction of performers was convincing and well constructed. Aðalheiður and Hannes performed beautifully with flowing motions and Tinna delivered her parts in both music and act very well. Fréttablaðið - S.Á.S. 9.10.13

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  • Stage/venue requirements:

    12 by 12 meters floorspace, 7 meters to light rig, 2 meters free wing space on both sides.

  • Technical requirements:

    It is not a metaphor is a dance performance in 1 part. Duration: 23 min. The performance is designed for a traditional black box theatre with grid ceiling, or a proscenium theatre with flybars. Light gray marley dance floor with black framing. Light gray back drop with black framing. No legs or borders.

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    Iceland Dance Company, ID, is the national dance company of Iceland. It is an independent public institution in residence at the City Theatre in Reykjavík, one of Europe’s finest theatres for dance. ID is responsible for developing, creating and nurturing Icelandic contemporary dance and choreography The company consists of ten to fourteen dancers, all sharing a background in classical training but retaining a pronounced individuality. ID puts special focus on new creations in dance as well as developing partnerships and collaborations with other artistic sectors, in particular music. The company has consistently built a repertoire of choreography by many of Europe’s leading modern choreographers. Parallel, ID, has led the development of Icelandic choreography and nurtured the talent of Icelandic choreographers who have consequently received attention from abroad. Iceland Dance Company has given numerous outstanding performances in major international dance theaters and festivals worldwide. All together Id has performed in 32 countries, 46 cities over 70 performances from 2001. At home, Id offers an annual season of performances at the City Theatre as well as holding regular choreographic workshops to support young and upcoming choreographers.

    ID's artistic director is Lára Stefánsdóttir

        • What is it?: A straightforward and clear exploration of movement, time, space, and performance. A lighter perspective on dance than people are used to seeing, yet sensitive if not always sensual. A revisit to some of the major themes and art movements of the 20th century.