“…it offers a condition of solidarity through the embrace of weakness, failure and vulnerability. And within that solidarity that their work offers, we find qualities of tenderness, empathy, laughter, comfort, and even love, for ourselves and each other.” -About the work of Dance For Me, Alexander Roberts - Co-Director Reykjavík Dance Festival and Programme Director MFA Performing Arts at the Iceland University of the Arts.
Dance For Me is the award-winning collaboration of performance makers Pétur Ármannsson (IS) and Brogan Davison (UK). Their first project, Dance for me (2013), propelled them into the international performance scene and they have since made Petra (2014), Stripp (2016) and The Brogan Davison Show (2017). Located within the field of real fiction, their work explores the relationship of a lived life and it’s representation and tackles questions that arise from the act of staging a ‘self’ through their trademark vulnerable and off-key approach to performance making.
Dance For Me’s work has been presented in dance and theatre contexts in Iceland, Germany, Norway, Denmark, the UK, the Netherlands, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and Canada in venues such as Lókal International Performance Festival, Reykjavík Dance Festival (Iceland), Mousonturm (Germany), BIT Teatergarasjen (Norway) and Bora Bora, (Denmark).
Photo: Bart Grietens