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  • Name:

    Is it real?

  • Created by:

    The creative team; Urður Hákonarsdóttir, Valgerður Rúnarsdóttir and Þyri Huld Árnadóttir.

  • Icelandic title:

    ÓRAUNVERULEIKIR

  • Set design:

    The creative team

  • Costume design:

    The creative team

  • Music:

    Urður Hákonardóttir

  • Lighting design:

    The creative team and Valdimar Jóhannsson.

  • Choreographer:

    Valgerður Rúnarsdóttir and Þyri Huld Árnadóttir

  • Performers: Urður Hákonardóttir, Valgerður Rúnarsdóttir and Þyri Huld Árnadóttir
  • Producer:

    The creative team

  • When and where premièred?:

    16th of January 2014

  • Artform:

    Dance and music

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

    The performance is aimed at a wide age group from approx. 6 years and up!

  • Length:

    50 min

  • Excerpts from reviews:

    " Sound and music was incredibly well executed…Many memorable moments such as the duet of the leggings and the flying woman are still stuck in my head" Margrét Áskellsdóttir, Morgunblaðið 21 of January 2014

    "The authors of the piece used their talents amazingly well. Urður´s music and singing was beautiful, it married the visuals to a brilliant outcome. The quality of the dancers was stunning, the most amazing things appear - and disappear - from them during the show." Sesselja G. Magnúsdóttir, Fréttablaðinu 20th of January 2014

    "Reality is challenged in this piece, or maybe our ideas about it. The physical self and its possibilities are taken to new extremes. The creators show are daring in their approach." Þorgerður E. Sigurðardóttir, National radio of Iceland 28th of January 2014

  • Is the production available for tour?:

    Yes

  • Has the production toured?:

    No

  • Number off people on tour:

    4

  • Number of performers on stage:

    3

  • Stage/venue requirements:

    Black box theatre, Approx. 12x12.

    Please contact us for a full technical rider.

  • Technical requirements:

    Please contact us for a full technical rider.

  • Founded year? By? Members? Contact?:

    The company; Dansfélagið Lúxus was founded in the year 2013 by Valgerður Rúnarsdóttir, for further info please contact valarunars@gmail.com

        • What is it?: Is it real? is a new Icelandic stage performance/dance piece created and performed by musician Urður Hákonardóttir and choreographers/dancers Valgerður Rúnarsdóttir and Þyri Huld Árnadóttir. In the piece we dissect our society´s consensus of normality / reality. What we consider normal - normal body, normal mind. How thin is the line between the real and the unreal, if a line is in fact there at all? We are playing with the idea of illusion and how we can make way for the audiences imagination to take off. Can we step out of the normal and surrender to the possibility of the abnormal? The level of participation is of course up to the viewer, is he/she ready to step into the fantasy or will he/she surrender to the brain? Trying to make logical sense of the experience. We step out of the conventional boundaries and bind ourselves in a simple new reality. Offering a journey for the senses, possibly into the unknown.