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.
Atli Heimir Sveinsson Dimmalimm
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Selections from Swan Lake
Atli Heimir Sveinsson Kvæðið um fuglana
Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason
Barbara the Clown
Master of Ceremonies
Students from the Iceland Ballet Academy
Langholtskirkja Graduale Choir