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Reykjavík Dance Festival - Maoyr Jón Gnarr will inaugurate the Screaming Chamber

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Reykjavík Dance Festival invites you to the opening of the “Black Yoga Screaming Chamber”, by the artistic directors of this year´s festival, Erna Ómarsdóttir and Valdimar Jóhannsson which together form the group Shalala. The opening is a warm-up for the festival where the mayor of Reykjavík, Jón Gnarr will inaugurate the chamber by being the first one to scream inside it. And then it's your turn if you want!

Reykjavik Dance Festival“Black Yoga Screaming Chamber” is a ‘sound proof’ chamber which you are invited to step into and scream. You can go alone or with a friend and stay as long as you like. You can scream out of joy, frustration, to forget, to free your mind, to relax, to get energized, scream all your problems away or scream for no particular reason at all. This might be a life saving experience.

All the screams will be recorded and within few weeks participants will receive their own personal Black Yoga Mantra with their screams mixed together with all the others.

“Black Yoga Screaming Chamber” is a part of Reykjavík Dance Festival 2013 which starts on the 23rd of August until 1st of September. Reykjavík Dance Festival 2013 will be a personal affair – with no one correct route through it. As directors of the festival, Erna and Valdi – have avoided the religiosity of a strict thematic, and instead steadily pieced together a programme of homegrown and international contributions that for one reason or another they have found to be important and interesting. As a consequence a particular aesthetic – often associated with Erna, Valdi and their company Shalala – has emerged. An aesthetic of extremities – that shines across the festival’s programme in surprising ways.

Reykjavík Dance Festival 2013 will be a festival of extremes. A programme of dance and choreography, in which strong attitudes towards the dancing body, and its role within contemporary dance and choreography, are placed alongside one another. Leaving space in between for new discoveries, approaches and experiences to take place.

We hope to see you on Friday, screaming and dancing! Start the weekend with us, a drink and a chat.

FIRST DATE tickets, LOVERS and FRIENDS passes will be for sale.

Erna Ómarsdóttir og Valdimar Jóhannsson
Artistic directors Reykjavík Dance Festival 2013



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