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DANISH DANCE THEATRE

Danish Dance Theatre was founded in 1981 by the English/Norwegian choreographer and pioneer Randi Patterson in collaboration with Anette Abildgaard, Ingrid Buchholtz, Mikala Barnekow and soon after Warren Spears. At that time the company was called ‘New Danish Dance Theater’. From 2001 to 2018, English-born choreographer and ballet dancer Tim Rushton (MBE) was the company’s Artistic Director. From 2018 to 2022, Swedish choreographer, dancer and filmmaker Pontus Lidberg was the company’s Artistic Director.

Marina Mascarell, Spain, is appointed to the position as the company’s new Artistic Director as from  April 1st, 2023.  Marina is a well-established choreographer born in Oliva, Spain. Resident Choreographer at Korzo Theatre in The Hague between 2011-21, Associated Artist at Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona since 2018 and founder and artistic director of MEI(s) Foundation. Beside her independent work Marina has also been commissioned to create pieces by institutions such as Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and 2, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Biennale de la Danse of Lyon with Lyon Opera Ballet, Skånes Dansteater, Dance Forum Taipei among others. She collaborates as well with fellow artists in the fields of visual arts, film, music and theatre. Her work has been presented in The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Taiwan, China, Korea, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. She has been recognized and awarded with several prizes during her career, such as BNG Excellent Dance Award 2015.

Danish Dance Theatre’s repertoire spans from large stage productions at The Royal Danish Theatre to more intimate productions at smaller venues, as well as open-air events and performances such as Copenhagen Summer Dance in the middle of the Copenhagen Harbour. The company is also touring extensively in Denmark as well as internationally.

Danish Dance Theatre receives funding from the Ministry of Culture. In addition, individual performances receive support from private and public foundations.

Nordberg Movement represents Danish Dance Theatre in the following regions: Nordic countries, the UK, and Northern America.

 

DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Bloody Moon - August 7, 2024 - Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance - 20:30
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  • Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance
  • August 7, 2024
  • 20:30
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Bloody Moon - August 8, 2024 - Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance - 16:30
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  • Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance
  • August 8, 2024
  • 16:30
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Bloody Moon - August 8, 2024 - Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance - 20:30
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  • Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance
  • August 8, 2024
  • 20:30
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Bloody Moon - August 9, 2024 - Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance - 16:30
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  • Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance
  • August 9, 2024
  • 16:30
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Bloody Moon - August 10, 2024 - Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance - 16:30
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  • Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance
  • August 10, 2024
  • 16:30
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Bloody Moon - August 11, 2024 - Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance - 16:30
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  • Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance
  • August 11, 2024
  • 16:30
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Bloody Moon - August 17, 2024 - Aarhus Summer Dance, Denmark - 12:00
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  • Aarhus Summer Dance, Denmark
  • August 17, 2024
  • 12:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Bloody Moon - August 17, 2024 - Aarhus Summer Dance, Denmark - 15:00
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  • Aarhus Summer Dance, Denmark
  • August 17, 2024
  • 15:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Bloody Moon - August 18, 2024 - Aarhus Summer Dance, Denmark - 12:00
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  • Aarhus Summer Dance, Denmark
  • August 18, 2024
  • 12:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Bloody Moon - August 18, 2024 - Aarhus Summer Dance, Denmark - 15:00
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  • Aarhus Summer Dance, Denmark
  • August 18, 2024
  • 15:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Bloody Moon - August 31, 2024 - Danshallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark (excerpt) - 14:00
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  • Danshallerne, Copenhagen, Denmark (excerpt)
  • August 31, 2024
  • 14:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - When We Break - August 7, 2024 - Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance - 19:00
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  • Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance
  • August 7, 2024
  • 19:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - When We Break - August 8, 2024 - Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance - 15:00
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  • Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance
  • August 8, 2024
  • 15:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - When We Break - August 8, 2024 - Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance - 19:00
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  • Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance
  • August 8, 2024
  • 19:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - When We Break - August 9, 2024 - Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance - 15:00
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  • Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance
  • August 9, 2024
  • 15:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - When We Break - August 10, 2024 - Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance - 15:00
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  • Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance
  • August 10, 2024
  • 15:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - When We Break - August 11, 2024 - Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance - 15:00
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  • Ofelia Plads, Copenhagen Summer Dance
  • August 11, 2024
  • 15:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Drip Tekhne - October 19, 2024 - Skuespilhuset, Copenhagen, Denmark - 20:00
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  • Skuespilhuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • October 19, 2024
  • 20:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Drip Tekhne - October 20, 2024 - Skuespilhuset, Copenhagen, Denmark - 17:00
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  • Skuespilhuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • October 20, 2024
  • 17:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Drip Tekhne - October 20, 2024 - Skuespilhuset, Copenhagen, Denmark - 20:00
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  • Skuespilhuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • October 20, 2024
  • 20:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Drip Tekhne - October 21, 2024 - Skuespilhuset, Copenhagen, Denmark - 20:00
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  • Skuespilhuset, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • October 21, 2024
  • 20:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Drip Tekhne - October 24, 2024 - Musikhuset, Aarhus, Denmark - 19:30
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  • Musikhuset, Aarhus, Denmark
  • October 24, 2024
  • 19:30
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Mongrel/KØTER - November 12, 2024 - Teater Bonn, Bonn, Germany - 19:30
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  • Teater Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • November 12, 2024
  • 19:30
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Mongrel/KØTER - November 13, 2024 - Teater Bonn, Bonn, Germany - 19:30
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  • Teater Bonn, Bonn, Germany
  • November 13, 2024
  • 19:30
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Mongrel/KØTER - November 15, 2024 - Aveny T, Frederiksberg, Denmark - 19:30
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  • Aveny T, Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • November 15, 2024
  • 19:30
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Mongrel/KØTER - November 16, 2024 - Aveny T, Frederiksberg, Denmark - 17:00
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  • Aveny T, Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • November 16, 2024
  • 17:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Joseph_Kids - March 1, 2025 - Takkelloftet, The Opera House, Copenhagen, Denmark - 10:00
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  • Takkelloftet, The Opera House, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • March 1, 2025
  • 10:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Joseph_Kids - March 1, 2025 - Takkelloftet, The Opera House, Copenhagen, Denmark - 12:00
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  • Takkelloftet, The Opera House, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • March 1, 2025
  • 12:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Joseph_Kids - March 1, 2025 - Takkelloftet, The Opera House, Copenhagen, Denmark - 14:00
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  • Takkelloftet, The Opera House, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • March 1, 2025
  • 14:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Joseph_Kids - March 2, 2025 - Takkelloftet, The Opera House, Copenhagen, Denmark - 10:00
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  • Takkelloftet, The Opera House, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • March 2, 2025
  • 10:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Joseph_Kids - March 2, 2025 - Takkelloftet, The Opera House, Copenhagen, Denmark - 12:00
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  • Takkelloftet, The Opera House, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • March 2, 2025
  • 12:00
DANISH DANCE THEATRE - Joseph_Kids - March 2, 2025 - Takkelloftet, The Opera House, Copenhagen, Denmark - 14:00
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  • Takkelloftet, The Opera House, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • March 2, 2025
  • 14:00

Photo credits: Danish Dance Theatre

Bloody Moon

Get ready to experience Danish Dance Theatre’s new Artistic Director Marina Mascarell’s first World Premiere for Danish Dance Theatre. Mascarell has created works for some of the world’s largest dance companies, including Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT), and now audiences can finally witness a new work for and with the company’s dancers. BLOODY MOON is inspired by Georges Bataille’s work “Eroticism” and becomes a celebration of the three forms of eroticism: the eroticism of the body, the eroticism of the heart, and the sacred eroticism, with newly composed music and beats by Yamila Rios and playful costumes by Nina Botkay. Like any good celebration, transgression is precisely what gives it a wonderful and divine aspect. We, as audience members, witness the debauchery: the final dance of a group eager to live life in all its splendour, aware of its finitude and united by the common feeling of dizziness towards the abyss.

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Direction: Marina Mascarell
Choreography: Marina Mascarell i samarbejdet med Jessica Lyall, Lukas Hartvig-Moller, Merete Hersvik, Bradley Waller, Lúa Mayenco Cardenal, Leticia Silva, Yi-Shao, Amancio Gonzalez, Kristin Bjerkestrand & Wolf Govaerts
Dancers: Jessica Lyall, Lukas Hartvig-Moller, Merete Hersvik, Bradley Waller, Leticia Silva, Yi-Shao, Amancio Gonzalez & Wolf Govaerts
Set design: Marina Mascarell together with the company dancers
Costumes: Nina Botkay
Music: Yamila Rios
Rehearsal Director: Patricia Pawlik

When We Break

In this first collaboration with Danish Dance Theatre, Brazilian Choreographer Renan Martins creates the site specific duet “WHEN WE BREAK”. Here, two performers delve into the depths of conflict, exploring how they navigate the jagged edges of their relationship, seeking cooperation amidst the shards of their discord. “WHEN WE BREAK” is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, a poignant exploration of how conflict can pave the way for unexpected growth and connection.
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Choreography: Renan Martins
Dancers: Victor Pérez Armero & Lola Potiron

Photo credits: Danish Dance Theatre

Drip Tekhne

Adam Linder is known for his innovative and interdisciplinary approach to dance and performing arts. He has gained recognition for his work in the field of choreography, collaborating with various artists and venues like MOMA in New York. His works are visceral and intuitive, with a unique approach to the body and rhythm combining the earthy, industrial, classical and urban.

Linder’s new work is created and choreographed in close collaboration with the dancers of Danish Dance Theatre. The piece will be an exciting journey into a parallel universe where we are witnessing an evolution experiment inspired by the public “operating theatres” of the 16th-century England. The performance is structured in four parts. Here we encounter the hybrid primal/animal bodies that evolve into mechanical bodies and further into thinking, spiritual individuals. Ultimately the bodies transform into a social, dancing community —celebrating dance as the highest pursuit of humanity. The set design is created by architect and set designer Deniz Celtek and will consist of flexible modules that can surprisingly transform and reshape the stage as the performance unfolds.

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CHOREOGRAPHY Adam Linder
DANCERS Jessica Lyall, Lukas Hartvig-Møller, Bradley Waller, Leticia Silva, Yi Shao Li, Kristin Bjerkestrand, Merete Hersvik, Amancio Gonzalez, Wolf Goverts, Carlos Luis Blanco Ramos, Lola Potiron
SET DESIGN Deniz Celtek
LIGHT DESIGN Shahryar Nashat
MUSIC Erwan Sene
COSTUME DESIGNER Adam Linder

Photo credits: Catrine Zorn

Mongrel/KØTER

The piece explores pettiness, oppression, and herd mentality
This contemporary dance performance delves into the Law of Jante, as envisioned by Marina Mascarell and the mongrel community epitomizes a group of narrow-minded individuals propelled by envy and apprehension towards the unfamiliar or new arrivals. They fail to celebrate uniqueness, instead exalting mediocrity and ensuring conformity while oppressing any divergence from the norm.

“Mongrels, to me, represent the alter ego of humans. They are street dogs without any specific breed. I employ this metaphor to shed light on the outsider, the stranger, the peculiar, the different, and the unconventional amidst the norm,” Marina Mascarell.

KØTER premiered in October 2015 at the Gothenburg Opera as an original piece for one of the world’s leading dance companies, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. It received an enthusiastic response from both audiences and critics alike, earning nominations for the 2016 Barcelona Critics’ Awards in categories such as Best International Performance and Best Choreography, ultimately winning the award for Best Set Design. For the Danish premiere, an original musical composition has been crafted by the Spanish composer and cellist, Yamila Ríos and new costumes have been designed by Nina Botkay. Marina Mascarell have also revisited the choreography together with the dancers of Danish Dance Theatre.

★★★★
”Aesthetically delicious about the nature of Janteloven and a beautiful entrance for Marina Mascarell’s to see her own choreographic work with Dansk Danseteater,” iscene.dk

 

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CREDITS & INFORMATION
STAGING AND CONCEPT Marina Mascarell
CHOREOGRAPHY  Marina Mascarell and Jessica Lyall, Lukas Hartvig-Møller, Merete Hersvik, Bradley Waller, Kristin Bjerkestrand, Leticia Silva, Yi-Shao, Amancio Gonzalez & Wolf Govaerts, Luca Tomaselli
MUSIC  Yamila Ríos
COMPANY Dansk Danseteater
DANCERS  Jessica Lyall, Lukas Hartvig-Møller, Merete Hersvik, Bradley Waller, Kristin Bjerkestrand, Leticia Silva, Yi-Shao, Amancio Gonzalez & Wolf Govaerts, Luca Tomaselli
SET DESIGN Kristin Torp
COSTUMES  Nina Botkay
DRAMATURGY  Bodil Persson
CHOREOPRAPHY ASSISTENTS Patricia Seron Pawlik
CHOREOGRAPHY INTERN Ottavia Catenacci
TEXT Josephine Olhoff-Jakobsen og Marina Mascarell
LIGHT DESIGN Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm
SOUND DESIGN LYDDESIGN Rafael Cañete Fernández
PHOTO  Bradley WallerDRAMATURGY: Bodil Persson
Originally created for Göteborgs Operans Danskompani 

WITH SUPPORT FROM
Grete og Sigurd Pedersens Fond, William Demant Fond, Grete og Sigurd Pedersens Fond, William Demant Fonden, Københavns Kommunes Scenekunstudvalg, Dronning Margrethes og Prins Henriks Fond

Photo credits: Danish Dance Theatre

Joseph_Kids

COMPUTER MAGIC, DANCE & THEATRE MEET IN WORLD-FAMOUS PERFORMANCE FOR CHILDREN

The critically acclaimed and humorous production JOSEPH_KIDS by the world-renowned Italian performer Alessandro Sciaroni has toured and delighted children in more than ten European countries. Now, Danish Dance Theatre has the opportunity to present the show to a Danish children’s audience. JOSEPH_KIDS is pure computer magic, bridging the gap between the digital and analog worlds and demonstrating how technology can also make room for creativity. In the performance, we meet a man who projects his own reflection onto a computer screen, creating space for Western duels, superheroes, as well as surprising and peculiar projections. Technology triggers the performers physicality and pushes him to move in ways he never thought was possible. The piece has been staged at events such as Festival d’Automne à Paris, Le 104 – Paris, MAC – Créteil, Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Toto Festival – Île de la Réunion, The Place – London, Bolzano Danza, Festival Theaterformen – Hannover, Mercat de les Flors – Barcelona, Charlerois Danse.

Get ready to experience this fun explosion of a performance, which turns our perception of technology slightly on its head.

After the show, there will be a small kids’ workshop together with dancers from Danish Dance Theatre combining movement and tecnology. The workshop is included in the ticket price and lasts 20 min.
The show is suitable for children from 5 years and onwards

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Invention: Alessandro Sciarroni
With: Danish Dance Theatre’s dancers
With support from Beckett-Fonden