New season 2020/2021

Dansk Danseteater og Pontus Lidberg præsenterer en ny dansesæson, der blandt andet indholder Lidbergs internationale succesforestilling Sirene og en helt ny helaftensforestilling af den israelske koreograf-komet Roy Assaf samt spændende nationale og internationale turneer.

12. maj 2020

Det er en mærkelig tid, vi lige nu befinder os i, ikke mindst for alle teater-og kunstinstitutioner, men på trods af dette og de mange udskudte forestillinger, har vi glædet os til at kunne dele og præsentere vores kommende dansesæson med jer. Vores nye sæson er nemlig fyldt op til randen. Dels fordi den i forvejen var fyldt helt op med en masse forestillinger og nu grundet Corona, har vi været tvunget til at flytte rundt på nogle forestillinger og udskudt andre til den kommende sæson. 

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Cancellations, tickets and refunds for purchased tickets 


Interview with the artist Sergei Sviatchenko

Sergei Sviatchenko has been working across several media, such as installation art and collage, and his work has been widely recognized in modern art. His interest in fashion is visible by his innovative combinations of shapes and colors, and he has several times been chosen as one of Denmark’s best-dressed men, most recently in 2019, by the magazine Euroman. We have talked to the Danish/Ukrainian artist about his collaboration with Danish Dance Theatre as a costume and set designer for THE NIGHTINGALE.

By Carla Gianetti, translated by Csongor Szabo, 28. januar 2020

International Tour









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.

3. dec. 2018


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


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.