PHYSICAL félagið

PHYSICAL félagið (en. physical company) was established as a non-profit organisation in 2021 by Yelena Arakelow. The organisation works with personal and social learning development through its cultural initiatives like "Improv for Dance Enthusiasts" (IDE) and "The North Atlantic Islands Dance Network" (NAI).

PHYSICAL félagið, félagasamtök
c/o Dansverkstæðið
Hjarðarhagi 47
107 Reykjavík

Organisation ID

IS - 561221-1460
EU - E10311455

Improv for Dance Enthusiasts (IDE)

Improv for Dance Enthusiasts educational formats support the development of personal, social, and cultural awareness competencies which manifest through teaching/learning within inclusive, diverse and safer spaces. We stand for inclusivity and transparency towards our participants and create an open learning environment for both beginners and experienced dance enthusiasts to share the passion for dance.

The collective formed in 2020 and is run by four foreign artists living and working in Iceland: Janosch Bela Kratz, Linde Hanna Rongen, Magdalena Tworek and Yelena Arakelow.

More information can be found here:

Projects are financially supported by:

LEAF: Learning through Ecological Art Forms in Queer Site-Specific Performances (KA210-ADU - Small-scale partnerships in adult education_Call 2023)

  • Erasmus+
  • Dansverkstæðið
  • Reykjavikurborg

Partners of IDE are:

Dansverkstæðið, Dance Center Reykjavik, NURT Foundation Poland, SPT Poland
North Atlantic Islands Dance Network 

The North Atlantic Islands Dance Network (NAI) was established in 2023 to connect emerging artists within the field of dance in the North Atlantic Islands. The network aims to create a community of collegues to share resources and support eachothers initiatives.
In 2024 their first project “A Chance to Dance” will take place in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands. 

The network is created by early career freelance dance artists working in the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland Vár B. Árting, Alexander Montgomery-Andersen and Yelena Arakelow. 

More information can be found here:

Projects are financially supported by:

Nordic Culture Point
  • Short Term Network Funding
  • Project Funding
  • Mobility Funding

Nordic Culture Fond
  • Opstart
  • Project Funding

Mentagrunnur Landsins (FO)


Capital Fund Nuuk, Tórshavn, Reykjavik

Partners of NAI are: 

Dansverkstæðið Dance center Reykjavik, RIVA The Faroese Dance Company, The Nordic House in The Faroe Islands, NuQi Dance Center Nuuk, Greenland

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