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


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


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:

Danish Dance Theatre is looking for new dancers (Deadline Dec. 19th.)

Danish Dance Theatre is looking for experienced contemporary dancers with a strong technique and good improvisational skills. We are looking for 3 female and 3 male dancers for the coming production season 2017-18 choreographed by Didy Veldman and Wubkje Kuindersma. The contract is limited starting December 2017 finishing end of March 2018.

Danish Dance Theatre audition

Admission to this audition is by invitation only!

Audition dates: 27th  and  28th of February 2017

The audition is on the 27th of February with callback on the 28th of February.


Deadline for submitting your application is: 19th of December 2016.

Video tour in Danish Dance Theatre's new home

After seven good years at Dansehallerne in Vesterbro, Danish Dance Theatre is looking forward to the new and exciting opportunities that will arise at the Opera House on Holmen.

From the 1st of February, 2017, the company will be housed in the Opera House of The Royal Danish Theatre, where the administration, dancers and technical personnel will have a permanent base. A minimum of twice a year, the company will be performing on the Opera’s stage ‘Takkelloftet’.

Get a guided video tour together with Artistic Director Tim Rushton here!

Danish Dance Theatre at the Anniversary Show in Vilnius

Danish Dance Theatre has been invited to perform at the 25 years Anniversary Show celebrating the re-establishment of the diplomatic relations between Denmark and Lithuania.

The show arranged by the Danish Embassy in Lithuania will take place the 22nd of September 2016 at Sokio Teatras (Dance Theatre) in Vilnius, where Danish Dance Theatre will show excerpts from Black Diamond and Love Songs. Also the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet will perform at the Anniversary Show.

This year marks 25 years of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Denmark, and Denmark was the second country to recognize Lithuania’s restored independence.