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ALESSANDRO SOUSA PEREIRA AND SEBASTIAN KLOBORG HAVE BEEN KNIGHTED INTO THE ORDER OF DANNEBROG

In connection with Ludvig Holbergs birthday, Theatre Director Kasper Holten has presented the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Dannebrog to artists and staff of The Royal Danish Theatre. This year, two of Danish Dance Theatre’s choreographers, Alessandro Sousa Pereira & Sebastian Kloborg have been knighted, which can be seen as a huge recognition of their many years of work with dance.

Alessandro Sousa Pereira has been dancing in Danish Dance Theatre since 2007, where he has also created several works for the company, including the power-driven KRASH, which will have it’s re-premiere at Takkelloftet at The Royal Theatre. A performance that characterizes Alessandro’s choreographic style with its vibrant, physical and animalistic movements. Read more about the performance HERE.

 

Danish Dance Theatre's new Chairman of the Board

The Cultural Minister, Mette Bock, has appointed Uffe Savery as the new Chariman of the Board for Danish Dance Theatre. The Music Director of Copenhagen Phil, Uffe Savery will be replacing Kasper Holten as Chairman, as Holten will be starting as the Theatre Director for The Royal Danish Theatre. Mett Neville has also been appointed to the Board of Directors.

The Cultural Minister, Mette Bock:

Welcome to our new Artistic Director Pontus Lidberg

Danish Dance Theatre has appointed a new Artistic Director. The internationally acclaimed Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg will join the company in April 2018 and replace Tim Rushton. Pontus Lidberg joins Danish Dance Theatre after many years as a critically acclaimed choreographer for some of the foremost ballet and dance companies around the world, including New York City Ballet and Martha Graham Dance Company.

Announcing the appointment, Kasper Holten, Chairman of the Board at Danish Dance Theatre, says: 

 

Open application to ’GENERATOR – Choreography Fellowship’

GENERATOR is a new performance and developmental concept where Danish proven choreographic talent, as well as choreographers with a relation to Denmark, have the possibility of developing their artistic ideas and personal style over a period of two years.

Danish Dance Theatre, founded in 1981, is the foremost contemporary dance company in Denmark. Since moving to the Opera House in February 2017, the company has been evolving rapidly, both in regards to our growing audience and with the appointment of our new artistic director, Pontus Lidberg.

 

Come to a photography exhibition in Takkelloftets foyer

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION – ARTIST IN DIALOGUE

By Lukas Hartvig-Møller

 

From the 20th - 28th of January 2018, the dancer and photographer Lukas Hartvig-Møller will present his poetic photographic images as part of Danish Dance Theatres ARTIST IN DIALOGUE concept. Taking place in the foyer of Takkelloftet, these images are inspired by architecture, portrait photography and by the company's dancers. Through Lukas' works, the spectator experiences moments from the dancer's lives seen through his analogue lens. The exhibition offers amazing angles, distinctive portraits and non-figurative motifs.

Danish Dance Theatre announces Pontus Lidberg as new Artistic Director

Danish Dance Theatre has appointed a new Artistic Director. The internationally acclaimed Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg will join the company in April 2018 and replace Tim Rushton.

Pontus Lidberg joins Danish Dance Theatre after many years as a critically acclaimed film director and choreographer for some of the best ballet and dance companies around the world. As a choreographer for the stage, he has created works for leading international companies including New York City Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Semperoper Ballet Dresden, Royal Swedish Ballet, Le Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Beijing Dance Theatre, as well as for his own concert group, Pontus Lidberg Dance.

 

Fabio Liberti selected for Masdanza in the Carribien Islands

Danish Dance Theatres dancers are not just talented dancers, many of them are also award-winning choreographers. Such as Fabio Liberti, who has been chosen to participate in the MASDANZA Chorography Contest in the Carribien Islands this week, together with 8 other choreographers.

About the selection, Fabio Liberti says:

 

'I have been selected to show my work "Let's Du-et" which I dance together with Arina Trostyanetskaya. This piece won first prize at the International Choreographic Warsaw Zamirowania Dance 2016 in Poland and has been presented in many different competitions and countrie since then, such as Denmark, Switzerland, Slovenia, Norway and Germany. I look forward to having the chance to present my piece as a part of MASDANZA!"


Company class with Danish Dance Theatre

– Come and do your morning class at the Opera with Danish Dance Theatre

COMPANY CLASS 

Danish Dance Theatre now offers open classes for professional dancers. The company class varies from week to week, based upon the performances and rehearsals going on at the moment. The open classes consist of ballet classes tailored to professional modern dancers, as well as yoga, Gaga and functional training. The classes take place in Danish Dance Theatres beautiful studios at the Opera House on Holmen.

 

Danish Dance Theatre is looking for experienced contemporary dancers

Danish Dance Theatre is looking for experienced contemporary dancers with a strong technique and good improvisational skills
Have you always dreamt of becoming a professional dancer in Danish Dance Theater?


Copenhagen Summer Dance is cancelled due to current assessment of the terrorist threat

This year’s Copenhagen Summer Dance from the 7th-13th of August 2017 in The Copenhagen Police Headquarters have the 26th of June been cancelled due to The Copenhagen Police's current assessment of the terrorist threat and the past few weeks terrorist incidents in Europe.

The Copenhagen Police substantiates the cancellation in the following:

The Copenhagen Police have in view of the current assessment of the terrorist threat and the past few weeks of terrorist incidents in European capitals, made a decision that the event 'Copenhagen Summer Dance' and all similar arrangements can't be held in The Copenhagen Police Headquarters this year."

 

Danish Dance Theatre's artistic director Tim Rushton says about the cancellation of Copenhagen Summer Dance in Copenhagen:

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