THE BROGAN DAVISON SHOW (2017)
Continuing on their quest to critically explore the staging of ‘the self’, The Brogan Davison Show is Dance For Me’s fourth project which dives even further into exploring the relationship of a lived life and it’s representation.
The Brogan Davison Show is an ongoing performative research practice that began in Iceland in 2017 and continued to evolve as part of choreographer Brogan Davison’s masters research at Das Theatre in Amsterdam.
TBDS started out as a solo stand-up performance which took place in the homes of volunteer ‘hosts’ who could invite their friends, family, neighbours, pets, plants, acquaintances or strangers to enjoy together an evening of The Brogan Davison Show.
Today the project is an ever evolving performance event that reacts to the environment it finds itself in, be it a theatre, someone’s home, the middle of a street, a stadium or in a forest. It is a search to find commonality within different groups of people, where Brogan insists on being a catalyst to do so. The show celebrates empathy, care and connectedness through the devices of precarity, trust and humour.
As hilarious as it is sincere, this event is a grandiose, naive and absurd attempt of a lonely human to connect to the world and the people within it... an existential quest to locate a (wo)man’s place in the universe.
Through Dance For Me’s vulnerable and off-key approach to performance making, guests can expect a brutally raw performance full of love, rage, bravery and stupidity through song, dance, stand-up and storytelling.
Realisation: Dance For Me
Dramaturgy: Alexander Roberts
Artistic assistance: Björn Leó Brynjarsson and Jónas Reynir Gunnarsson
Producer: Nína Hjálmarsdóttir
Duration: 60 minutes
Supported by: The Icelandic Culture Fund. Reykjavíkurborg.
Residency: MAKE (IE). Tjarnarbíó (IS). Indisciplinarte (IT).
Co-producers: BIT Teatergarasjen (NO). Reykjavík Dance Festival (IS). Indisciplinarte (IT).
The Brogan Davison Show has been to:
Das Theatre Graduate School, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Everybody’s Spectacular Festival, Reykjavík, Iceland.
The home of Una Björk Jónsdóttir and Fríða Sóley Hjartardótti, Reykjavík, Iceland.
The home of Ívar Pétur Kjartansson and Sigrún Halla Unnarsdóttir, Reykjavík, Iceland.
The home of Ragnheiður Steindórs, Reykjavík, Iceland.
The home of Þóra Björk Schram, Reykjavík, Iceland.
The home of Alexander Roberts and Ásgerdur G. Gunnarsdottir, Reykjavík, Iceland.
The home of Clara García Fraile and Biljana Radinoska Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The home of Nína Hjálmarsdóttir, Reykjavík, Iceland.
The home of Guðmundur Kárason, Reykjavík, Iceland.
The home of Hjörtur Jóhann Jónsson, Reykjavík, Iceland.
The home of Chiara Organtini, Terni, Italy.
The home of Gosie Vervloessem, Florence, Italy.
Fabrica Europa, Italy.
The home of Meiko Yamamoto, Ireland.