One of the many great events of Reykjavik city is coming soon – the Reykjavík Arts Festival 2015! It has so many events to offer; exhibitions and performances throughout the city, Icelandic and international artists combining their superpowers to entertain and enlighten us. So here are some of the events
Hávamál by Þórarinn Eldjárn and the group – The possible theatre by Danish director Torkild Lindebjerg.
Old norse Viking poems, which are mostly advice on how to live and behave, re-imagined for the theatre. I have no idea if it’s in English or if there are subtitles. Let’s just show up and see. Could be fun either way! Brings us one step closer to the Vikings!
Maya Duniez – Boom Mengi at Reykjavik Arts Festival
This is one one of four events of Mengi culture house. It should be interesting; Solo performance by Maya Dunietz exploring space through airwaves.
“Through voice, piano and a unique projection technique Dunietz plays with layers – layers of sound, image and consciousness. The piece includes an exploration of spirals and loops and deals with the materialization of sound.”
I have no idea what it means exactly, maybe I’m not artistic enough (yet), but I’m going to find out!
Peter Grimes – Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera
Some of Iceland’s finest opera singers perform in this concert performance based on George Crabbe’s poem from the early nineteenth century. Great for opera fans, or even wanna-be opera fans.
I’m going to check out these events and many others, so join me on this trip towards culture! As my colleagues at What’s On and I sample the different events of the festival, we’ll keep you posted on