The dark is warm and enveloping. A place where you can sleep peacefully and travel to the realm of dreams or return to your mother’s womb. Where you can be vulnerable. But the dark also is frightening, a kingdom of nightmares and loneliness, the domain of hungry ghosts that roam in search of relief and satisfaction.

 “The Best of Darkness” completes a series of works with original music by the renowned Icelandic band Sigur Rós. Erna Ómarsdóttir and the Icelandic Dance Company are returning to the Arriaga Theatre with this work inspired by the darkness and vulnerability of the human body.

Fair Saturday ASPANOVAS

The team

Artistic Director: Erna Ómarsdóttir

Created by Erna Ómarsdóttir and Valdimar Jóhannsson

Choreography: Erna Ómarsdóttir, in collaboration with the dancers from the IDC

Original music: Sigur Rós, in collaboration with Valdimar Jóhannsson

Lighting design: Björn Bergsteinn Guðmundsson

Technical Director: Baldvin Magnússon

Sound landscape: Valdimar Jóhannsson

Director of rehearsals: Katrín Ingvadóttir

Characterisation: Rebekka Jónsdóttir

Dolls: originally created by Gabriel Friðriksdottir for Transaquania: into the blue


7:30 pm.


From €14 to €42 /discounts

Friends of the Arriaga: from 25% up to 35% discount.
Groups, young people, over 65s, job seekers, large families, and people with a disability of more than 33%: 25% discount.
Dance professionals: 25% discount.
Last minute discount (for the above groups, except Friends of the Arriaga): 50% discount.
Last minute discount for Young Friends of the Arriaga: 70% discount.
Wheelchair users: 50% discount (seated in the proscenium box with a companion)


50 minutes