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Iceland Dance Company


Iceland Dance Company (IDC) is the national dance company of Iceland. Established in 1973, IDC is an independent public institution responsible for developing, creating and nurturing contemporary dance and choreography in Iceland. The company’s Artistic Director is Erna Ómarsdóttir.

Iceland Dance Company is a progressive contemporary dance company constantly building a repertoire of choreography by many of Europe’s leading choreographers, e.g. Damien Jalet, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Pieter Ampe, Anton Lachky, Martin Kilvady, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Jiri Kylian, Ed Wubbe, Alexander Ekman, Rui Horta, Jo Strömgren, Ina Christel Johannessen, Anton Itzik Calili and Alan Lucien Øyen. Simultaneously, the company has led the development of Icelandic choreography and nurtured home-grown talents who have received international acclaim, e.g. Erna Ómarsdóttir, Katrín Hall, Lára Stefánsdóttir, Halla Ólafsdóttir, Valgerður Rúnarsdóttir, Helena Jónsdóttir and Saga Sigurðardóttir. The combination of these two approaches to building its repertoire has created a unique position for IDC on the international dance scene.

IDC puts an emphasis on developing partnerships with other cultural institutions and prides itself on a tradition of working with emerging talents in all artistic fields. IDC also frequently commissions new music and participates actively in various international networks in the field of dance and stage arts.

The company’s home base is in Reykjavik City Theatre and the company tours both in and out of Iceland. IDC has given numerous outstanding performances in major international dance theatres and at festivals in Europe, China, Canada and the United States.

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