Record number of applications for the Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform 2018


The organizers of Ice Hot Reykjavík are happy to announce that 350 applications were sent in by Nordic artists by the deadline January 31st.

This is the largest amount of dance companies, choreographers, artists’ groups and artistic collectives ever to apply for the ICE HOT platform. Each application will now be evaluated, first by national juries in each of the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) and then by a Nordic jury, with one member from each country.

The remarkable 40 % increase on the number of applications shows that there is a huge interest among Nordic artists in finding ways to get onto the international dance stages.

“We are thrilled by the strong interest from artists to come to Reykjavík and take part in Ice Hot. Seeing this large amount of applications is humbling and exciting at the same time. In addition to offering artists the opportunity to stage their work, artists can also present new artistic ideas or works-in-progress in our programme. We look forward to the selection process ahead,” says Ása Richardsdóttir, director of ICE HOT Reykjavík.

The selected works will be announced during the summer 2018. The ICE HOT Nordic Dance platform will take place in Reykjavík Iceland December 12–16, 2018.

Pre-trip into Icelandic nature

As the Reykjavík ICE HOT team knows, many guests will be coming to Iceland for the first time. To cater for the need to experience the effects of Icelandic nature we will offer guests a pre-trip from Tuesday December 11th – 12th. The trip will be a unique experience, tailor-made for this group. Stay tuned!

The ICE HOT partners are Dance Info Finland (FI), Dansens Hus Stockholm (SE), Dansens Hus Oslo (NO), Dansehallerne (DK) and Performing Arts Iceland (IS), all leading organizations in contemporary dance in their countries. 

The collaboration ICE HOT Nordic Dance Platform is supported by The Nordic Council of Ministers and the ICE HOT partners.
ICE HOT Reykjavík 2018 is supported by the Iceland Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, The Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point, Swedish Arts Council, Danish Art Foundation, Konstnärsnämnden Sweden, and Promote Iceland.