SACRIFICE
by the Icelandic Dance Company, Erna Ómarsdóttir, Valdimar Jóhannsson, Ragnar Bragason, Margrét Bjarnadóttir, Gabriella Friðriksdóttir, Matthew Barney.

A spectacle of dance, art and film. Part dance, part ballet, part rock concert, part film – Sacrifice spills from the stage into an immersive 'market' environment in the foyer. It is a festival of common things made holy, inspired by ideas around ritual, religion and art.

The works in Sacrifice include:

Shrine
A dance celebrating life and death by choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir and musician Valdimar Jóhannsson in collaboration with the dancers of the company

No Tomorrow
A ballet for eight dancers and eight guitars to the music by The National’s Bryce Dessner. Created by performance and visual artist Ragnar Kjartansson and choreographer Margrét Bjarnadóttir.

Union of the North
A performative video installation that fuses together themes of consumerism and spirituality. Created by renowned American visual artist Matthew Barney, choreographer Erna Ómarsdóttir and musician Valdimar Jóhannsson.

Dies Irae
A short film by visual artist Gabriela Friðriksdóttir focusing on the transition from life to death though moments of joy, grief, death and resurrection. Made in collaboration with Ómarsdóttir and Jóhannsson.

Performers: Aðalheiður Halldórsdóttir, Anais Barthe, Ásgeir Helgi Magnússon, Dóra Jóhannsdóttir, Elín Signý W. Ragnarsdóttir, Erna Ómarsdóttir, Friðgeir Einarsson, Halla Þórðardóttir, Hannes Þór Egilsson, Heba Eir Kjeld, Hjördís Lilja Örnólfsdóttir, Inga Maren Rúnarsdóttir, Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, Sofia Jernberg, Valdimar Jóhannsson, Védís Kjartansdóttir, Þyri Huld Árnadóttir, and more.