Recently, there have been changes in the staff of the performing arts department. Three positions have been temporarily appointed during the spring semester.
Hannes Óli Ágústsson – Program Director of Acting
Hannes graduated from the acting department of The Icelandic University of the Arts in 2009. Hannes worked at the National Theatre of Iceland 2010-2011 and 2014-2015 (productions include King Lear and All My Sons), at Akureyri Theatre Company 2012-2014 (productions include I Hired A Contract Killer and The Golden Gate) and at Reykjavik City Theatre 2017-2019 (productions include 1984, People Places and Things, and Heaven and Hell). Hannes has worked extensively in various independent theatre and dance productions from 2009 to the present day. Productions include Orphans, I Am the Wind, Shake Me, Whoops!, The Elusive Portal and Evil.
Hannes was nominated for The Icelandic Film Awards as Best Supporting Actor in 2014 for Metalhead and for The Icelandic Theatre Awards as Best Supporting Actor in 2016 for Evil and in 2018 for Heaven and Hell. Film and television credits include the TV series Sense8, Documentary Now! and Stella Blomkvist, and films such as Bjarnfredarson, Metalhead, The County and Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. Hannes has taught at the theater department at The Icelandic University of the Arts and The Icelandic Film School.
Brogan Davison – Program Director of MFA
Brogan is a British choreographer and performance maker based in Reykjavík. Brogan received a MA from Das Theater at the Amsterdam University of the Arts in 2019 and BA in Dance Theatre from Laban in London in 2010. Alongside Pétur Ármannsson she formed the award-winning performance group Dance For Me which has been active in the scene both in Iceland and abroad. Their collaboration has seen them make work in the genres of dance, biographical theatre and stand-ups in the living rooms of strangers. Since 2013 they have presented their work in dance and theatre contexts worldwide, including Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, the UK, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and Canada in venues such as Productiehuis Theater Rotterdam (NL) and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (DE).
Katrín Gunnarsdóttir – Assistant Professor in Contemprary Dance.
Katrín works as a choreographer, dancer, researcher and teacher. In her works she is interested in soft encounters, quietness and resonance, relentless ever-changing flow, labour of the dancer and the body as archive. She has made award-winning works that have been shown around Iceland and in Europe. As well as developing her own choreographic work, Katrín is a member of art collective Marble Crowd and works with illustrator Rán Flygenring. She has also worked as a choreographer and movement director for Iceland Dance Company, The National Theatre of Iceland (IS), The Icelandic Opera (IS), Theatre Republique (DK), Toneelgroep Amsterdam (NL) and FWD Youth Company (IS). Since 2015 Katrín has been a regular guest teacher at the Department of Performing Arts at LHÍ. She was a member of LHÍ Advisory Committee (Fagráð) in 2017-2019. Katrín is Chairman of the Board of Choreographers in Iceland and sits on the board of The Icelandic Actors Union. Katrín holds a BA degree in dance and choreography from ArtEZ University of the Arts (NL) and a diploma in contemporary dance from LHÍ. She also holds a M.Sc in Health Economics and a diploma in Financial Economics from the University of Iceland.