Alexander Roberts (UK/IS) & Ásrún Magnúsdóttir (IS): Danceoke

21st and 23rd of September at 10.30pm, 22nd of September at 11pm @ &TD Atrium

Danceoke exists in different forms all over the world. From Stockholm to Tokyo to New York, where ever you go people can be found dancing in big groups in front of big screens to known dances captured on video. Back in their hometown Reykjavík, their danceoke club nights have become a big thing, attracting large crowds every month. Festival participants can get involved by simply turning up and starting to dance, they can make requests during the evening or in advance, request a solo or a duet…

In Zagreb, artists and DJs Ásrún Magnúsdóttir and Alexander Roberts will DJ a danceoke set for three nights. The sets will be eclectic and draw inspiration from the queerest, poppiest dancing classics, to monumental moments of dance and performance art history, to locally inspired, obscure dancing gems. Expect a mash-up of Beyoncé, Yelle, Marina Abramović, Mary Poppins, and so on… This is everybody’s danceoke.


Alexander Roberts is a curator, creative producer and artist, based in Reykjavik, Iceland. Currently the Programme Director of the MFA in Performing Arts at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, he is also Co-Director of RDF and co-founder of A! International Performance Festival in Akureyri. Alongside his curatorial work – Alexander is a partner in a number of artistic collaborations – working closely on numerous activities with choreographer Àsrùn Magnúsdóttir, choreographer Katrín Gunnarsdóttir and performance making duo Dance for Me.

Ásrún Magnúsdóttir is a choreographer, artist, performer and a DJ. She wants to stretch the dominant modes of dance and choreography. She created many works which have been well received (nominated for awards and awarded). She has made different works for both stage and site-specific. She’s often involved in Reykjavík Dance Festival and different art festivals and theaters in Reykjavík (IS). At the moment she is interested in working with people that have not thought so much about dance or dancing and trying to make invisible choreographies visible.

Danceoke 21.9. radi se u suradnji s Rósom Ómarsdóttir i Ingom Huld Hákonardóttir.
Financirano sredstvima europskog projekta apap – Performing Europe 2020, sufinancirano sredstvima programa Europske unije Kreativna Europa. U sklopu projekta Flemish Artists’ Focus, uz potporu
Flanders State of the Art i Ministarstva kulture RH.