OBS! This performance is a part off the platform ICE HOT NORDIC DANCE – which is presented at different venues in Copenhagen which Dansehallerne collaborates with.
This performance is only presented at Baltoppen LIVE
She is all dressed in white clothes. Her soft vocals are set to electronic pop music. And then in the middle of it all she starts dancing. Not as a supplementary thing but as the primary art form.
She is a dancer and a choreographer and her name is Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir.
She has teamed up with musician Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson under the name Milkywhale.
The band’s live show dismantles the boundaries between a concert and a performance.
Through a series of pop songs, Milkywhale is a visual trip through soundscape and choreography.
This epic concert features trivial things like love, trampoline exercises, whales and white animals.
Premiere / at the Reykjavik Dance Festival 24th Aug 2015.
Created with the support of / The Ministry of Culture in Iceland and Reykjavik city in collaboration with the Reykjavik Dance Atelier and the Reykjavik Dance Festival
Melkorka Sigríður Magnúsdóttir
Melkorka studied choreography at School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam and P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels 2006-2010. She has collaborated with the Icelandic Dance Company, The National Theater of Iceland and Ultima Vez.
She is a part of collectives such as John the Houseband, Melkorka & Kata and most recently Milkywhale.
Árni Rúnar is a musician mostly known for his work with Icelandic electro-pop band FM Belfast.The duo started working together in the spring of 2015 and immediately gained attention for their kinetic, entertaining concept.
Milkywhale has been performed at numerous festivals such as The Reykjavik Dance Festival, Iceland Airwaves, Sonar Reykjavik and this summer the Roskilde Festival.