waiting for a dance

 "Waiting for a dance" proposes to the audience to indulge in the intimacy of waiting.
What do you experience in the state of waiting? If we wait together, can we collectively
experience desire for change? Unfolding time through repetition and nothingness increases the
anticipation for something to happen. Perhaps something we don't yet know how to (...)
The sound is based on field recordings in moments of waiting in Iceland and Latvia.


Information about the work

Yelena Arakelow    Concept and Dance
Baiba Vanaga         Piano
Sólbjört Vera Ómarsdóttir       Costume
Yelena Arakelow       Musik
Patrik Ontkovic   Documentation and Pictures

Residency 1
August 2021, Dansverkstæðið, Iceland
Let’s Hang Out Together V, Reykjavik Dance Festival

Residency 2
October 2021,, tóma rýmið, Iceland

Residency 3
March 2022, UNM, Iceland

Residency 4
June 2022, Latvia

Premiere: 18.08.2022, UNM Iceland

Planed shows
Reykjavik Dance Festival, Nóvember 2022
Culture Night 2023 Grenchen, Solothurn (Switzerland)

Produced and co-financed by UNM Iceland
with financial support by Tónskáldasjóður Rúv, Reykjavik Dance Festival
and with the friendly support of Ernst von Siemens.

Special thanks to
tóma rýmið, Danvserkstæðið, Reykjavik Dance Festival, Vikram Pradhan,
Jóhannes Stefánsson, Sóley Sigurjónsdóttir, Eydís Rose Vilmundardóttir

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