Iceland Dance Company

Iceland Dance Company (IDC) is the national dance company of Iceland. Established in 1973 and with its home base in Reykjavik City Theatre, the company tours both in Iceland and internationally. IDC has given numerous outstanding performances in major international dance theatres and at festivals in Europe, China, Canada and the United States.

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

IDC’s current repertoire shows the company’s diversity in its choice of work. Including the highly acclaimed piece Black Marrow by Erna Ómarsdóttir and Damien Jalet, the children’s piece Loco and Kicks throw a birthday party, an indoor fireworks dance performance in And the sky turns into crystals and exciting new pieces by up and coming choreographers from Norway, Poland, USA and Iceland.
Erna Ómarsdóttir is the company’s Artistic Director.


Black Marrow by Erna Ómarsdóttir and Damien Jalet to the original music by Ben Frost
What a feeling by Halla Ólafsdóttir, Lovísa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir and the IDC dancers
And the sky turns into crystals by Sigga Soffía
Loco and Kicks throw a birthday party by Hannes Þór Egilsson and Þyri Huld Árnadóttir
EMO1994 by Ole Martin Meland
Liminal by Karol Tyminski
Neon by Hannes Þór Egilsson
Meadow by Brian Gerke
Cloak by Saga Sigurðardóttir