The Fringe Festival originates in Edinburgh where it’s become one of the largest arts festivals in the world. These days, many countries host their own Fringe Festival, and since last year, Iceland is one of them. Until July 6, the Reykjavík Fringe Festival takes over the city.
During the festival, around 100 shows will take place in more than 15 venues in the downtown area, plus there will be outdoor performances and performances in private residencies. Shows include dance, spoken word, stand-up comedy, improv, poetry readings, storytelling, and many more cutting-edge and eclectic shows.
Cave Dogs Liquid States @ Tjarnarbíó Theater
Cave Dogs is a shadow theatre group from Hudson Valley, New York. They use large-scale shadow projections cast onto a screen to tell their story. In this way, they create layered tableaus and dreamlike effects captivating adults and children alike. Liquid States explores water as substance and its importance for cultures around the world. The performance is suitable for all ages.
Science, Love and Revolution @ IÐNÓ
Science, Love and Revolution features spoken word pieces developed through performance on the London spoken word scene over the years immediately following the Arab Spring. It’s a trilogy of shows first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show is performed by poetry slam winner David Lee Morgan and features music composed by Michael Harding.
L’uomo and SQ @ Dillon
UK’s Anthony Lo Giudice and Israel-born, Berlin-based Ali Heffetz will present their two contemporary dance duo pieces at Dillon L’uomo and SQ. The dance pieces aim to explore same-sex intimacy and deep, unconscious emotions through the physical world of the human body. Get ready to explore human mindsets and emotional patterns.
Check out the full programme at www.rvkfringe.is.
The festival takes place until July 6. A festival wristband, sold for ISK 9,900, offers you access to all performances taking place at the main festival venues. Day passes are available for ISK 4,900.