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A! Performance Festival

October 7October 10

A! is a four-day international performance festival held every year, now for the fifth time. The festival is a collaboration between Akureyri Art Museum, Akureyri Culture Society, Akureyri Theater, LÓKAL International Theater Festival, Reykjavík Dance Festival and Icelandic Art Centre.

A variety of performances and theatre-based projects of all kinds are on the agenda. Participants are young up-and-coming artists as well as experienced and well-known performance artists and theatre professionals. Among those who have participated in A! are Magnús Pálsson, Paola Daniele, Rúrí, Theatre Replacement, Ka Yee Li, Anna Richardsdóttir and Kviss búmm bang. Close to 2000 guests have attended the festival each time, enjoying lively performances.

This year’s artists are: Thora Solveig Bergsteinsdóttir and Liv Nome, Anna Richardsdóttir, Egill Logi Jónasson, Sigtryggur Berg Sigmundsson, Snorri Ásmundsson, Brák Jónsdóttir, Steinunn Aragrúadóttir, Elisabeth Raymond, Amber Smits and Niklas Niki Blomberg, Hombre Rural,  Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson.

The video art festival Heim (Home) is held in Akureyri at the same time and also a number of off-venue events.

You can find this year’s program here.