A beloved dance festival between city and harbor
We look forward to welcoming you to Copenhagen Summer Dance, 2023 – one of Copenhagen’s great summer traditions at Ofelia Plads. The program will once again be packed with world-class dance and exciting new initiatives such as dance films under the night sky, free activities such as Gaga training and yoga, and drinks at the bar. The event is Denmark’s largest contemporary dance festival with visiting dancers and choreographers from Ukraine, Canada and the USA, who will ensure the audience a broad and intense program they will never forget.
MY QUEIT HOME by David C. Price and Holstebro Dance Company
‘My Quiet Home’ is created together with Ukrainian dancers, who in the spring of 2022 had to flee their homes after the Russian attack. Holstebro Dansekompagni helped them out of the country and process the inner struggle of people on the run, through the universal language of the body. The horrors of flight and war will thus be an essential message to remind the audience of, which sadly is still likely to be relevant this summer. The performance will be a premiere of a special version.
PASSING BY by Justin Rapaport and Danish Dance Theater
In 2020, Danish Dance Theater was part of the jury for the Copenhagen International Choreography Competition and wishes to present the winner of the Danish Dance Theatre Award 2020, Justin Rapaport with the duet ‘Passing by’. Rapaport recreates his beautiful duet about a meeting, originally created for two male dancers, for Danish Dance Theatre’s dancers in several versions for two male and two female dancers. We look forward to presenting a repremiere of this poetic piece at this year’s dance festival.
THE WATCHERS by Dorotea Saykaly & Danish Dance Theater
Danish Dance Theater presents a new work, especially designed for the outdoor performances and created as an ensemble work for the entire company. For this we have commissioned the up-and-coming choreographer Dorotea Saykaly, who has created works for companies Ballet BC as the Inaugural recipient of the Emily Molnar Emerging Choreographer Award, Ballet Edmonton and the youth company of TERRITORIO V. With an impressive career as a dancer with Compagnie Marie Chouinard, the GöteborgsOperan Danskompani, Ina Christel Johannessen and Sidi Larbi Cherkoui, she has quickly established herself as a strong choreographic name and has created powerful works, often diving into a sci-fi renaissance approach to storytelling, showing the fragility and beauty of humanity. By being able to offer a world premiere of a brand new work, we ensure that the festival and the new theatre season can open with a true highlight.
Free dance movies – ‘Dance on Film’
Repeating the success of last year, we are once again screening eight, short dance films under the black night sky. An ideal backdrop for these unique, very moving films that you will love to experience. The films are curated by dansefilm.dk by Maia Elisabeth Sørensen and Helle Pagter and take place after the performances on Thursday and Friday at 22:15. The program lasts about one hour. Dress warmly, as the harbor pier is cold after sunset. Admission is free.
Free yoga classes with Lisbeth Moseholm
Take a deep breath and experience the magic! Join us for a very special yoga class under the open sky at Ofelia Plads with a lot of participants guided by the experienced yoga teacher, Lisbeth Moseholm. Lisbeth has been teaching yoga full-time since 2013. Participation is free and for everyone, but will require registration. Further info to come. The class will take place on Saturday, July 8th at Ofelia Plads from 10-11 am. Read more at moseholmyoga.com. OBS: Bring your own yoga mat.
Free GAGA dance lessons by Kari Vig Petersen
GAGA lessons by certified gaga teacher and dancer Kari Vig Petersen. Danish Dance Theater invites you to a huge, joint dance party for everyone – both professionals and happy amateurs led by certified GAGA teacher Kari Vig Petersen. There is no right or wrong way to dance GAGA. Israeli Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company in Israel, has developed this experimental step and body language, which is a new way to gain knowledge and self-awareness through your body. A method that is now being shared worldwide. No dance experience necessary! Please bring a bottle of water and flat shoes. 50 minutes, Saturday at 11:15. Free admission. No registration, just show up.
TICKET CATEGORIES & FREE SEATS
This year there will be three ticket categories for Copenhagen Summer Dance. All tickets are numbered this year.
A tickets: DKK 70-230, refundable in case of rain.
B tickets: 40-100 DKK, no refund in case of rain.
C- free tickets, no refund.
As always, we have 120 free seats at the back of the audience structure, which cannot be reserved, but are given away in the free queue in front of Ofelia Plads on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. (Doors open every day one hour before the performance starts).
BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE Copenhagen Summer Dance – Teaterbilletter.dk
COME IN GOOD TIME There may be queues. We therefore encourage the audience to arrive in good time. Doors open 1 hour before the start of the performance – respectively at 20:00 for performances starting at 21:00 & at 16:00 for performances starting at 17:00
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: email@example.com / tel. +45 70 20 20 20 96 – weekdays 10-14 (Monday 10-16). Remember to bring a companion card for the performance.
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 RAIN If there is rain or other weather challenges immediately before or during the performance, we may have to cancel the performance, as dance vinyl becomes very dangerous to dance on when it gets wet. We will keep you informed on Danish Dance Theater’s website and on Facebook and Instagram; but the basic principle is that we try to complete the performance.
FOOD AND DRINK In case of hunger and thirst, it will be possible to buy snacks and drinks on the square and in various food trucks outside the square. It is not allowed to bring food and drinks from outside the event area.
PETS Pets are not allowed on the site.
MY QUIET HOME
CONCEPT, SCENE SETTING AND CHOREOGRAPHY David C. Price & Holstebro Dansekompagni
COMPANY Holstebro Dance Company
MUSIC Heinali, Rosemary Standley & Myroslav Skoryk
ORIGINAL LIGHT DESIGN Kim Glud
LIGHT DESIGN COPENHAGEN SUMMER DANCE Andreas Buhl
COSTUME DESIGN Åsa Gjerstad
NEW COMPOSITION AND SOUND DESIGN Søren Vestergaard
DRAMATURGICAL CONSULTANT Rikke Frigast Jakobsen
CHOREOGRAPHY Justin Rapaport in collaboration with Evan Rapaport & Rae Srivastiva
KOMPAGNI Danish Dance Theater
LIGHT DESIGN Andreas Buhl
COSTUME DESIGN & CONCEPT Maria Ipsen & Justin Rapaport
CHOREOGRAPHY Dorotea Saykaly
KOMPAGNI Danish Dance Theater
COMPOSITION Andreas Westmark
DRAMATURGY Emil Dam Seidel
LIGHTING DESIGN Andreas Buhl
COSTUME DESIGN & CONCEPT Maria Ipsen and Dorotea Saykaly
PHOTO Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm
THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT
The Augustinus Foundation, Beckett-Fonden, Politiken-Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Københavns Kommune, William Demant Fonden, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, The Toyota Foundation.