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Dance Performances / Food & Drinks / Dance With Us /
The Monster Mini Ball / Dance Battle / Kids and Family Workshops

07—11 August · Ofelia Plads

A contemporary dance festival between city and harbor featuring Performances on two stages, Dance With Us, Food & Drinks, Ballroom, Kids & Family Workshops, Dance Battle, Long Table Dinner and much more!

Danish Dance Theatre look forward to welcoming you to our popular dance festival Copenhagen Summer Dance 2024 with the sea as a roaring backdrop – one of Copenhagen’s great summer traditions at Ofelia Plads. This year, with a brand new and lavish program, offering audiences the opportunity to purchase either a performance pass, a Dance With Us pass, or a family pass for the first time ever. The program this year includes even more world-class dance and new exciting initiatives such as Ballroom, Dance With Us Classes, Kids & Family workshops, Dance Battle, long table dinner, and drinks at the bar.

Come and enjoy the summer with us at Ofelia Plads!

With support from: Augustinus Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Beckett-Fonden, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansen Fonden, William Demant Fonden, Politiken-Fonden, Toyota-Fonden, Københavns Kommune

PROGRAMME

Wednesday

WHEN WE BREAK

19:00-19:30

BLOODY MOON

20:30-21:30

Thursday

WHEN WE BREAK

15:00-15:30

BLOODY MOON

16:30-17:30

ARTIST TALK

17:45-18:15

WHEN WE BREAK

19:00-19:30

BLOODY MOON

20:30-21:30

Friday

WHEN WE BREAK

15:00-15:30

BLOODY MOON

16:30-17:30

THE BATTLE

19:30-21:30

Saturday

KIDS & FAMILY PASS

10:00-11:00

THE STILL DYING SWAN

11:30-12:00

DANCE WITH US

12:15-13:30

WHEN WE BREAK

15:00-15:30

BLOODY MOON

16:30-17:30

THE MONSTER MINI BALL

20:00-23:30

Sunday

KIDS & FAMILY PASS

10:00-11:00

THE STILL DYING SWAN

11:30-12:00

DANCE WITH US

12:15-13:30

WHEN WE BREAK

15:00-15:30

BLOODY MOON

16:30-17:30

TICKETS

COPENHAGEN SUMMER DANCE 2024
PERFORMANCE PASS WEDNESDAY

This performance pass includes the performance Bloody Moon at the Main Stage and When We Break at the Small Stage.

80-280 KR
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COPENHAGEN SUMMER DANCE 2024
PERFORMANCE PASS THURSDAY

This performance pass includes the performance Bloody Moon at the Main Stage and When We Break at the Small Stage.

80-280 DKK
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COPENHAGEN SUMMER DANCE 2024
PERFORMANCE PASS FRIDAY

This performance pass includes the performance Bloody Moon at the Main Stage and When We Break at the Small Stage.

80-280 DKK
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COPENHAGEN SUMMER DANCE 2024
PERFORMANCE PASS SATURDAY

This performance pass includes the performance Bloody Moon at the Main Stage and When We Break at the Small Stage.

80-280 DKK
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COPENHAGEN SUMMER DANCE 2024
PERFORMANCE PASS SUNDAY

This performance pass includes the performance Bloody Moon at the Main Stage and When We Break at the Small Stage.

80-280 DKK
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COPENHAGEN SUMMER DANCE 2024
PERFORMANCE PASS+

This performance pass includes the performance Bloody Moon at the Main Stage and When We Break at the Small Stage + The Monster Mini Ball at the Small Stage.

NB Only Saturday

90-350 DKK
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COPENHAGEN SUMMER DANCE 2024
BLOODY MOON / STORE SCENE

This ticket is for Bloody Moon by Marina Mascarell/Danish Dance Theatre at the Main Stage.

40-240 DKK
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COPENHAGEN SUMMER DANCE 2024
DANCE WITH US (SATURDAY)

DANCE WITH US is our weekend workshop which includes 1 hour dance class (SWING/LINDY HOP) and the performance THE STILL DYING SWAN at the Small Stage.

40-100 DKK
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COPENHAGEN SUMMER DANCE 2024
DANCE WITH US (SUNDAY)

DANCE WITH US is our weekend workshop which includes 1 hour dance class (TRADITIONAL WEST AFRICAN DANCE) and the performance THE STILL DYING SWAN at the Small Stage.

40-100 DKK
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COPENHAGEN SUMMER DANCE 2024
KIDS AND FAMILY PASS

Our Kids and Family Workshop includes 1 hour movement workshop for kids and families + the performance THE STILL DYING SWAN at the Small Stage.
Tickets will be released on May 3rd.

NB It is a family workshop therefore all kids need to participate with a parent/an adult and parents also need to buy a ticket to participate.

40-100 DKK
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COPENHAGEN SUMMER DANCE 2024
THE BATTLE

This is a ticket for our dance battle. Free entry, but you have to reserve a ticket.

Free entry
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COPENHAGEN SUMMER DANCE 24
MONSTER MINI BALL

This is a ticket for our ballroom event THE MONSTER MINI BALL.

140-230 DKK
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PERFORMANCES, EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Here you can get all the info you need regarding the festival program, our events, activities and much more…

BLOODY MOON
When We Break
THE STILL DYING SWAN
THE MONSTER MINI BALL
DANCE WITH US (LINDY HOP/SWING + FORESTILLING)
DANCE WITH US (WEST AFRICAN DANCE + FORESTILLING)
KIDS AND FAMILY WORKSHOP
THE BATTLE
ARTIST TALK

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.

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

 

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.

Choreography: Renan Martins
Dancers: Victor Pérez Armero & Lola Potiron

Meet our dancer Amancio Gonzalez in point shoes in the original Dying Swan ballet solo choreographed by the iconic Russian choreographer Mikhael Fokine for Danish Ballerina Elna Ørnberg in 1926. Amancios’ version is inspired by his own personal retrospective journey. A touching story about his life with a lovely humorous twist. The music is The Swan, from Camille Saint-Saëns, The Carnival of the Animals.

Choreography: Mikhael Fokine
Dancer: Amancio Gonzalez
Music: The Swan, from Camille Saint-Saëns, The Carnival of the Animals

Do you remember the Addams Family?

Danish Dance Theatre and Solange and Cupid Owens invite you to celebrate the monsters, magical creatures and outcasts that have been lurking in the shadows for millennia’s, hiding in sacred tombs, dark forests or under your bed. Tonight, we unleash them to conquer the runway, so let your primal instinct take over and start rockin’ gold teeth and fangs, ’cause that’s what a motherf**king monster do!

WHAT IS BALLROOM?
The underground ballroom scene has it roots as far back as to the 1920 in Harlem, New York, and was created by the Black and Latin Trans women and Drags, as a new safe space due to racism they faced within the white pageant scene. It evolved into many new categories and became not only a space for trans women of colour to enjoy the safeties of community but of all queer people of colour to create and express what was not allowed at the time to express in the public. While the community is not as segregated as it used to be, we remind you that the space was created and are ruled by people of colour, and we remind you that the underground ballroom scene will not accept any types of racism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, body shaming or any types of discrimination. Ballroom welcomes everyone and respects everyone, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, body, sex or status. Ballroom is a place of love, unity, creativity and mutual respect. If you are not a person of colour and/or person of queer experience, we would like to reinstate that you are a guest within the ballroom community and should follow rules as everyone else. Please be mindful of the space you take as a guest, and you will be welcomed with open arms.

CATEGORIES BELOW
Fashion: Beginners Runway OTA Runway OTA Fashion Killah OTA Performance: Beginners Performance OTA Old Way OTA Vogue Femme OTA Hands Performance vs. Arms Control OTA Lip Sync OTA Realness: FQ Realness Transmen Realness Beauty: Face OTA Body OTA Best Make Up OTA Sex Siren OTA

Dance With US is a ticket that combines a dance class + a performance on the small stage. We have invited HAPPY FEET STUDIO to do a lindy hop class at Ofelia Plads as part of the festival.  We can’t wait to swing with you! You can join alone or with a partner. All levels are welcome.

“Swing Dance” is a group of African-American dances set to swing music and other old school Jazz styles from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. The Swing family includes many different dances from the above period, like Solo Jazz, Collegiate Shag, Balboa, Tap and the most popular of them all: The Lindy Hop – also originally known as the Jitterbug in Europe. These are all dances created by African-Americans, where rhythm and improvisation are at the core, and where being social through dancing together is central to all of them.

Danish Dance Theatre are proud to present an open dance class + a performance on the small stage. The dance class is with renowned dancer and choreographer, Julienne Doko who is a dance performer, teacher and choreographer with roots in France and Central African Republic, and based in Denmark.,

Julienne’s dance genre is a unique blend of contemporary dance, traditional West African dance, hip hop, and street dance and is known for its energy, movement, and emotional depth. Her inspiration for combining these different styles of dance comes from her desire to create movement that reflects the diversity of modern culture. In this blend, contemporary dance explores fluidity and expression, hip hop brings in rhythm and flow, and street dance connects the energy and vitality of urban life.

Let’s move together at Ofelia Plads!

We have moved our popular children’s workshops out under open air, but this time children and their adults will participate together. The ticket includes both 1 hour of workshop plus the dance performance The Still Dying Swan on the Small Stage (20 minutes).

We will travel through exotic landscapes, fight our way through moving obstacles, do coordination games, and use our imagination to create characters and images with our bodies.

Through movement games, creative tasks and collaboration, our workshops provide a fun and active experience of dance. Here, the children will be able to express themselves in new ways together with playful adults. Through dancing and using their bodies, the children will experience working together as a team, coordinating movements and listening, respecting and valueing each other. It is not important, who can point their toes and who can jump the highest – It is community, creativity and presence in focus.

No previous experience with dance and movement is necessary to participate.

AGE: Our workshops are suitable for children aged 5-8. Participation is open to all, regardless of prior experience with dance/movement.
LOCATION: Ofelia Plads. Children should come dressed in clothing they feel comfortable moving in. Bring water.
PRICE: 40 DKK (kids) and 100 DKK(adults).

NB It is a family workshop therefore all kids needs to be with an adult, so when you buy a ticket you need to buy one for an adult too.

The crispiest urban dance battle with live music is back at Ofelia Plads!

Danish Dance Theatre and Mark Philip, dancer and one half of the artistic leadership of Uppercut Dance Theater, gathers the city’s musical geniuses and the greatest movement talents from the urban underground scene for THE BATTLE at this year’s Copenhagen Summer Dance. A rhythm-heavy fireworks of dancing joy, and live orchestra where everyone lets loose, but only one emerges as the victor. Here, winner from our 2021 Dance Battle, Ali Haydar, will attempt to defend his title as our world-class DANCE BATTLE champion.

Mark Philip has assembled the best and most intriguing dancers from Copenhagen for this battle, where the audience is invited to party alongside the judging panel. Hosting the event is Mark Philip himself, whose charming entertainer talent ties the whole evening together. This event is free, but you still have to book a ticket.

You don’t wanna miss out on this!

Come and meet the choreographers Marina Mascarell and Renan Martins Thursday on the small stage for a talk about their artistic processes, inspiration and practice. The audience members are more than welcome to ask questions. Free entry.

PRACTICAL INFO

FOOD & DRINKS

In case of hunger and thirst, it will be possible to buy light food, snacks and hot/cold drinks at the venue and in various food trucks outside. It is not allowed to bring food and drinks from outside the event area.

The café will also be open during all our afternoon activities on Saturday and Sunday where you can buy coffee, croissants, buns, fresh juice etc.

Saturday there will be a long table dinner at Ofelia Plads. More info soon!

 

PARKING

It is possible to park at Jeudan Parkering in the 3-storey parking facility under Kvæsthusmolen. It is open 24 hours a day.
Address: Sankt Annæ Plads 32 / Kvæsthusbroen 1, 1250 Copenhagen K

IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER

In the event of  bad weather, we may be forced to either interrupt a performance or cancel it entirely if rain or other weather challenges occur immediately before or during the performance, causing the dance floor on stage to become wet. In such cases, the stage becomes extremely slippery, which is dangerous for the dancers. For all performances, we do everything we can to dry the stage and proceed with the show.

The decision to potentially postpone or cancel due to bad weather will be made at the earliest at the start of the performance. If it rains during a performance, there may be delays and minor interruptions for 10-15 minutes, after which the performance will continue. In this case, tickets will not be exchanged or refunded.

Dansk Danseteater does not cancel performances in advance due to bad weather.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND

If the performance is canceled before a total of 30 minutes has been played, tickets will be refunded. Please note that we only refund A-tickets.

If the performance has been played for more than 30 minutes in total, tickets will not be refunded. We will keep you updated on Dansk Danseteater’s website and on Facebook and Instagram. However, the fundamental principle is that we strive to proceed with all performances.

PLEASE note that we do not refund B-tickets, Dance With Us, Kids workshops, The Monster Mini Ball and The Battle in case of rain or bad weather.

ACCESSIBILITY

There are toilets for people with reduced mobility and walking difficulties in the parking garage at Kvæsthusmolen. We have a limited number of wheelchair spaces for each performance. To book a wheelchair space and a companion, please contact Teaterbilletter’s ticket center: teaterbilletter@billetten.dk / tel. +45 70 20 20 20 96 – weekdays 10-14 (Monday 10-16). Remember to bring a companion card for the performance.

PLEASE ARRIVE WELL IN ADVANCE

There may be queues. We therefore encourage the audience to arrive in good time. Doors open 1 hour before the start of the performance.

RED CROSS

We at Dansk Danseteater are very happy to collaborate with the Danish Red Cross. Copenhagen Summer Dance pays the Red Cross’ efforts of volunteer audience guides so that the payment can be donated to the Red Cross.

The money goes to humanitarian work both in the world’s hotspots and in Denmark, where the Red Cross, among other things, creates communities for lonely elderly people, families with children with limited networks and homeless.

You can also help by spending three hours as a collector for the Red Cross. Read more and register at www.indsamler.dk

PETS

Pets are not allowed at the venue.