30 teenagers invite to a Listening Party.
-It’s our party and we cry if we want to-
Listening Party is a party on stage, the hosts are a big group of teenagers, aged 13-17 years old. They play their favourite music. Sometimes they sing along or dance along or cry along or whatever. They talk about their music and about themselves, ideas, worries, thoughts and dreams. They hang out, listen to music together and listen to each other with their audience. They support each other, celebrate each other and their teenage years. The stage is theirs, the words are theirs, they have the power - even though it’s just during the show - it’s their party and they do whatever they want.
Listening Party was premiered at Everybody's Spectacular 2017, in Kúlan the National Theatre of Iceland.
Cast & crew
Choreographer: Ásrún Magnúsdóttir.
Dramaturgical advisor and production: Alexander Roberts.
Light designer and assistant: Alma Mjöll Ólafsdóttir.
Original cast and collaborators : Marta Ákadóttir, Lukka Mörk, Sverrir Gauti Svavarsson, Baldur Einarsson, Steinunn Þórðardóttir, Erna Benediktsdóttir, Haukur Guðnason, Sæþór Elí Bjarnason, Egill Andrason, Saga Klose, Karen Nordquist Ragnarsdóttir, Jón Karl Sigurðsson, Stefán Árni Gylfason, Theodór Pálsson, Lea Alexandra Gunnarsdóttir, Hanna Greta, Uloma Ousala, Ísafold Kristín, Lúkas Örvar Blurton, Emma Ýrr Hlynsdóttir, Óðinn Sastre, Þuríður Guðrún Pétursdóttir, Jana Ebenezardóttir, Viktoría Mist, Ilmur María Arnarsdóttir, Sigríður Ragnarsdóttir, Aron Gauti, Arnór Máni Birgisson, Oliver Alí, Hringur Kjartansson, Karl Jóhann Jónsson, Ólafur Björgúlfsson, Halldóra Björg.
Photographer: Owen Fiene.
Duration: 60 min.
Ásrún Magnúsdóttir. was nominted "Choreographer of the Year" at the Icelandic theatre and stage awards, Gríman, in 2017.
Listening Party was commissioned by Lókal & Reykjavík Dance Festival within the frame of ,,Into the City onto the Stage", supported my Ministry of Culture and Education and Urban Heat, supported by European Union.
Co produced by: apap - Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Everybody’s Spectacular, Reykjavík, 16. 17. 18 and 19th of November 2017
Bastard Festival, Trondheim, 11. 12. 13. September 2018
Ganz Novi Festival, Zagreb, 22. 23. 24 September 2018
Black Box Teater, Oslo, 21.22.23. February 2019 https://www.blackbox.no/en/tittel/listening-party/
Szene, Salzburg, 15,16 May 2019
Take Me Somewhere Festival, Glasgow, 24.25.26 May 2019 https://www.platform-online.co.uk/whats-on/event/545