THE GREAT GATHERING 

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A large group of adults and children dance together with buzz in the ears, stereo of sound and steamy fog. Splashing in puddles with bleeding noses, they live in another world where they are never invisible. Spinning round and round – holding hands – the whole world a blur.

The Great Gathering was a commissioned work for The Iceland Dance Company  and was made specially for Norður og Niður, art festival curated by the band Sigur Rós. They brought together performances from friends and collaborators from all over the world. 

It has toured different venues in Reykjavík, was happening at the Reykjavík Art Festival in 2018 and at the Childrens Art Festivaln in 2019.

 
Cast and crew  Choreograhers: Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and Alexander Roberts.  Music by: Hermigervill. Gus Gus, Hot Chip, Peaches, Jarvis Cocker, Sigur Rós, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Stars of the Lid and Alexis Taylor. All of these artists were playing at the festival.  Co-authors and performers: Elín Signý Weywadt, Ernesto Camilo Aldazabal Valdes, Halla Þórðardóttir, Hannes Þór Egilsson, Inga Maren Rúnarsdóttir, Sigurður Andrean Sigurgeirsson, Þyri Huld Árnadóttir, Carmen Lea Einarsdóttir, Dagmar Edda Guðnadóttir, Jökull Nói Ívarsson, Kolbeinn Einarsson, Marínó Máni Mabazza, Rafn Winther Ísaksson, Sigríður V. Gunnarsdóttir, Una Yamamoto Barkardóttir, Ylfa Aino Eldon Aradóttir & Þóra Dís Hrólfsdóttir  Duration: 45 minutes  Premiered at Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavík 29th of December 2017.

Cast and crew

Choreograhers: Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and Alexander Roberts.

Music by: Hermigervill. Gus Gus, Hot Chip, Peaches, Jarvis Cocker, Sigur Rós, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Stars of the Lid and Alexis Taylor. All of these artists were playing at the festival.

Co-authors and performers: Elín Signý Weywadt, Ernesto Camilo Aldazabal Valdes, Halla Þórðardóttir, Hannes Þór Egilsson, Inga Maren Rúnarsdóttir, Sigurður Andrean Sigurgeirsson, Þyri Huld Árnadóttir, Carmen Lea Einarsdóttir, Dagmar Edda Guðnadóttir, Jökull Nói Ívarsson, Kolbeinn Einarsson, Marínó Máni Mabazza, Rafn Winther Ísaksson, Sigríður V. Gunnarsdóttir, Una Yamamoto Barkardóttir, Ylfa Aino Eldon Aradóttir & Þóra Dís Hrólfsdóttir

Duration: 45 minutes

Premiered at Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavík 29th of December 2017.