Dance For Me (Dansaðu fyrir mig) – a theatrical dance work from Iceland

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    Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers’ Rachel Browne Theatre | Google Map
    204-211 Bannatyne Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
20$ regular / 15$ Students & Seniors

Dance For Me is a new Icelandic / British collaborative dance work by Brogan Davison, Pétur Ármannsson and Ármann Einarsson. Ármann Einarsson is a music school principal and a father of three. At the age of 48 he is around 172 cm in height and sports a prominent belly. Last year he revealed to his daughter-in-law, choreographer Brogan Davison, his life-long desire to perform a contemporary dance on stage. Ármann has had no dance training (though he holds an Icelandic record in triple jumping – set in 1979 and still standing!) but he asked Brogan to help him create a piece of contemporary dance which they actually performed together earlier this year in his hometown of Akureyri, in the north of Iceland. Now Ármann is bent on dancing for the world with this piece of theatre that deals with artistic creativity, self-doubt and the ultimate question: Is dance really for everybody? Dance For Me was a big hit at the Lókal International Theatre Festival in Iceland in September, and will travel to Australia and the United States this year.  In addition to its showing in Winnipeg, núna (now), will present this piece in Riverton as well.

Dance For Me will be preceded by a special reading of The Ring, a short play by the late Riverton poet Guttormur J. Guttormson.