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Dimmalimm and Swan Lake

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  • 14. Mar 2020 » 14:00 Eldborg | Harpa 2.600 - 3.000 ISK
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  • Program

    Atli Heimir Sveinsson Dimmalimm
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Selections from Swan Lake
    Atli Heimir Sveinsson Kvæðið um fuglana

  • Conductor

    Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason

  • Host

    Barbara the Clown

  • Choir

    Langholtskirkja Graduale Choir

  • Students from the Iceland Ballet Academy

Artist Guðmundur Thorsteinsson, better known as Muggur, wrote the story of Dimmalimm for his young niece while sailing on the Mediterranean in 1921. The story and the author's illustrations, which will be shown during the performance, have long since become favourites with adults and children alike. Atli Heimir Sveinsson's musical version of the story was immediately regarded as one of the jewels of Icelandic composition. In this performance, the Iceland Symphony is assisted by singers from the Langholtskirkja Graduale Choir and dancers from the Iceland Ballet Academy.

And what better way to set the stage for Dimmalimm than a performance of selections from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake? Guests will be delighted by the Russian Dance, the Dance of the Little Swans, and other numbers, as interpreted by Ballet Academy students. This celebration of fairy tales concludes with Atli Heimir Sveinsson's Kvæðið um fuglana.

Narrator and Master of Ceremonies is Barbara the Clown, performed by Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, with Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason at the podium.