SPECTACULAR

14. - 18. NOVEMBER 2018

A QUICK WORD

Welcome to SPECTACULAR 2018 – a performing arts festival presented by Lókal and Reykjavík Dance Festival.

A challenge facing us all: how on the one hand to remain open to the world and those dwelling in it – in ways that call for solidarity and shared purpose – and yet on the other, how to embrace complexity and nuance over a pervading culture of populism and oversimplification. This year’s festival returns to the city with a flood of strange and provocative miracles that deal with the urgency of our times in a playful space of negotiation. Whether through significant collaborations with those living in the city, or a staging and exposing of oneself, the artists presenting all foreground vulnerability and doubt as meeting points for thinking together.

With performances taking place everywhere from theatres and galleries, to office spaces, community halls and private homes, we’re dancing together in the doubt and the spectacular unknown.