act of gravity
9th-11th June, 8:00 p.m.; Den Grå Hal, Christiania; Lectures in English on June 9 & 10 (Thomas Hertog), June 11 & 12 (Jácome Armas), June 15 & 16 (Marianne Vestergaard), June 17 & 18 (Alejandra Castro)
Since it was founded in 2005 by choreographer Tina Tarpgaard, who is still in charge today, the dance community in Copenhagen is still strong and trusts the Recoil Performance Group to set standards.
The choice of work reflects a group not afraid to face the big issues, and this time it’s the force that affects us all and pretty much everything else in the universe: gravity!
Act of Gravity was developed in collaboration with Science & Cocktails, a series of lectures that have become so popular of late that they have been moved to DR Koncerthuset to meet demand.
From June 9th to 18th, Science & Cocktails has recruited four distinguished academics to showcase their scientific expertise in a series of naturally well-oiled talks – a fitting afterthought for a dance performance that crosses the line between art and science.
What was must die – Limbo
4th, 6th-8th & June 11, 8:00 p.m., June 5, 5:00 p.m., June 9, 6:00 p.m.; Fabrikken for Art & Design, Sundholmsvej 46, Cph S
You’ve probably seen pictures of Plejer er Død on billboards around town or in the videos online, as the first part of Uppercut Dance Theater’s trilogy was enthusiastically received by critics and audiences alike.
And I’m sure you still remember them: striking dancers, bathed in radiant purple, who take turns wearing a pig’s head. After all, the title “Samba” is taken from the dance where everyone grabs the limelight.
In the second part, “Limbo”, it is the turn of the underdog: mainly to bridge the gap between renouncing the first installment and fulfilling the third installment.
Our inner pig needs to free itself from the fortress of uncertainty, overcome the abyss of doubt and embrace the zenith of transition. Six star ratings from CPH Culture and Sceneblog suggest that Plejer is very much alive!
June 7 at 6:00 p.m., June 8 at 2:00 p.m.; Dansekapellet, Bispebjerg Torv 1, Cph NV;
As one of Copenhagen’s most renowned performer-choreographers, Marie Topp knows how to take her audience on a journey: this time through a hallucinogenic sea and a mythological landscape, performed to a sonic hierarchy with a feminist perspective
Le Sacre du Printemps
June 2, 7:30 p.m.; Østre Gasværk Theater, Nyborggade 17, Cph Ø
Spring can last forever, but how much do you want it? So bad that they undergo sacrificial rituals and dance themselves to death. The choreographers Germaine Acogny and Malou Airaudo take on Pina Bausch’s iconic, sacred work – just for one night. Expect fireworks.
10 June, 2pm & 6pm; Dansekapellet, Bispebjerg Torv 1, Cph NV; uppercutdanseteater.dk
Praised by both Politiken (‘playful and cool’) and Jyllands-Posten (‘perfect dance performance’), Uppercut Dance Theater draws inspiration from one of the performing arts’ most beloved life metaphors: the park bench. Where will it take us? Sit down and find out in good time!
MIS – All Night Long
June 9 at 6:00 p.m., June 10 at 8:00 p.m.; Teater V i Prøvehallen, Porcelænstorvet 4, Valby; teater-v.dk
Performed to live club music and wacky film screenings, this Don Wildebeest production explores modern man in all his guises: from Latino lover to wimp. You’ll want this evening of Jackass-style stunts, slapstick comedy and raw physicality to last all night.
4th-5th June, 3 p.m.; Solbjerg Plads, Frederiksberg
Five squid-like creatures appear in a town square. In collaboration with Dansehallerne and FRBDAGE, Norwegian choreographer Ingri Fiksdal invites us into the future. At stake is how our body will develop. After all, it makes sense that we have more than two legs.
song from 8
June 7 & 8, 6:00 p.m., June 9, 4:00 p.m.; Husets Teater, Halmtorvet 9, Cph V
Ethereal, groundbreaking, borderline annoying, this song and dance track from Institute of Interconnected Realities is sure to transport you to another dimension. As three performers enter the stage, the shadows intervene and our reality is distorted.
Tuesday Night Sleeping Club 2.0
June 7, 9:00 p.m.; Turn on the HelloEarth ‘Live Stream’; tuesdaynightsleeping.club
It’s crazy to think that more than 90 percent of us sleep at the same time. The live stream unlocks the wonder of this vast sleeping collective and challenges us to contemplate this space of interconnectedness, intuitive time and invisible political presence. In the night!
Little miracles of life
June 8 at 8:00 p.m., June 9 at 1:00 p.m.; Nørrebro Teater, Ravnsborggade 3, Cph N
The Paolo Nani Theater presents a solo performance with a draftsman seemingly lost in his thoughts and his creation. But even he cannot ignore the noises from the street and next door. Watch as the “invaders” infiltrate his work and leave a lasting impression on us all.
10 & 11 June, 7pm; Amager Fælled, Ørestads Boulevard ved Den landskabelige Kanal ved Broen, Cph S
The sun will still shine when Beyond Darkness welcomes you to their corner of Amager Fælled for an evening amidst the local flora and fauna, where past, future and present merge into a colorful universe. The park will never look the same again!
9th-10th June, 5 p.m. & 7 p.m., June 11, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.; Sydhavn Teater, Østre Kapel, Vestre Kirkegård, Cph SV
It assumes water is involved, but not really, as this aquaspective depends on you, the audience, taking a leap of faith and plunging into a desolate void where logic and reason elude us. Join two sensory body friends as they try to make sense of their desolate universe.
June 9, 6:00 p.m.; June 10, 4:00 p.m.; Dansekapellet, Bispebjerg Torv 1, Cph NV
The involvement of Hamlet scenes confirms that this is the Shakespearean version, but not as you’ve ever seen it before. Glad Teater presents a contemporary dance performance about dreams, destiny, stormy weather and the way home.
June 11, 8:30 p.m.; Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Oslo Plads 1, Cph Ø
The third part of a performance event created by DANSEatelier to complete the picture: not too dissimilar to Ghost of Christmas Yet to Be. Choreographic tableaux oscillate between the undone, done and what has already passed. Scrooge had better get his dancing shoes.