Copenhagen Summer Dance 2016

Copenhagen Summer Dance 2016

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Foto: Henrik Stenberg 

There is free admission to Copenhagen Summer Dance, but seats can be reserved for 60 kr. in advance (+ 10 kr in ticket fees). While admission is free, seating is limited, so it might be a good idea to reserve a ticket in advance.


Out of the 826 spectators in the Police Headquarters, there is seating for 676 which may be reserved ahead of time. The other 150 cannot be reserved as this seating is on the ground in front of the stage. Those who sit on the ground will be provided with a cushion. If there are vacant seats, Danish Dance Theatre will also assign free access to them.


Ticket reservation can be bought online via (this reservation is non-refundable in case of cancellation due to rain). It is not possible to buy ticket reservations at the venue. The nearest ticket office is at Tivoli's Ticket Center, approximately 300 meters from the Copenhagen Police Headquarters, which is open until the start of the performance. Telephone: 33 15 10 12.

Danish Red Cross as audience guides

At Danish Dance Theatre we are very excited to announce our partnership with the Danish Red Cross, which has assembled a team of audience guides for Copenhagen Summer Dance. In this way attention is drawn to the important humanitarian work of the Danish Red Cross and furthermore the audience guides will each donate their guide-salary to the Red Cross. Help the Red Cross and sign up as a door-to-door collector on Sunday the 2nd of October here.


Food and drink are not allowed, but can be purchased, at the Copenhagen Police Headquarters at ‘Øieblikket’ – a café normally residing at the Royal Library, The Black Diamond. 


We at Danish Dance Theatre are proud to present ’øieblikket’ as our caterer for Copenhagen Summer Dance. From two booths, øieblikket will be selling food and drink in the Police Yard starting at 7:00 p.m. every day, as well as from 1:00 p.m. during our matiné performances on Saturday and Sunday.


Øieblikket is a guarantee for a culinary experience at reasonable prices! Daily, Øieblikket serves from their espresso bar in the Royal Library, The Black Diamond. Here they are the heart of the building where they serve coffee, sandwiches, soup, cakes, etc.


Øieblikket is used to many types of guests, with different needs, and are able to adapt to the situation at hand. Here they will have a varied selection of homemade items made by fresh produce in their own kitchen and bakery.


Credit cards are accepted.



kr. 25.- / 35,-









kr. 25,-
Homemade Juice kr. 30,-

Mineral water

kr. 20,-
Sandwich kr. 50,- / 60,- 


kr. 50,-

Seasonal soup with bread      

kr. 35,-
Cookie kr. 20,-
Brownie kr. 20,-                                                                                        
Fresh fruit (rough cut) kr. 20,-                                  
Salted / spicy Almonds        kr. 30,-

Copenhagen Summer Dance from the 8th -14th of August 2016. Contemporary dance and ballet at the Copenhagen Police Headquarters

Notice: Sunday August 14. Performances 2.30 pm. & 8.30 pm. The weather report promises changeable weather, but we will try to realize tonight's performances. 

Copenhagen Summer Dance is an open-air contemporary dance event, presenting Danish Dance Theatre as well as international contemporary dance companies, at the Copenhagen Police Headquarters (Politigården). The duration of the performance is approximately 1½ hours including intermission.Through the years, Copenhagen Summer Dance has established itself as a popular – and indispensable – Danish summer tradition. Experience an event of international standard, which in 2016 presents such exciting names as:


  • The award-winning Dutch choreographer Wubkje Kuindersmaa, with the piece Mahl3 danced by 3 dancers from National Youth Ballet of Germany by John Neumeier
  • Choreographer Alessandro Sousa Pereira with the piece KRASH performed by 7 dancers from The Royal Danish Ballet. 
  • B.Dance from Taiwan with the piece "Innermost" about seeking inner harmony.
  • A new piece by Tim Rushton in collaboration with Fabio Liberti and Joe George from Danish Dance Theatre accompanied by the world famous Danish recorder player Michala Petri . 
  • A new piece made by Danish Dance Theatre accompanied by the percussionist Paulo Villegas
  • A duet by Stefanos Bizas from Danish Dance Theatre with Alba Nadal from The Danish Royal Ballet.
  • Choreographer, Tim Rushton is showing a new work made for Copenhagen Summer Dance 2016
  • Furthermore, Danish Dance Theatre will be presenting an excerpt from Firebird.

A comprehensive international program that we hope once again will inspire our many guests at Copenhagen Summer Dance.





Idea & Concept: Tim Rushton

Choreography: Tim Rushton, Wubkje Kuindersmaa, Alessandro Sousa Perira, Stefanos Bizas, Joe George, Fabio Liberti among others 

Costume Design: Charlotte Østergaard among others

Companies: Danish Dance Theatre, The Royal Danish Ballet, B. Dance, National Youth Ballet of Germany by John Neumeier among others

Music: Michala Petri, Igor Stravinskij, Paulo Villegas (live percussion and composer)



Please note:

- In case of cancellation due to the weather, reservations are non-refundable. 
The Copenhagen Police do not have any information about the performance, we kindly request that you do not call them regarding Copenhagen Summer Dance. Please use this website or our service telephone.

- If the weather forecast announces all-day rain, Danish Dance can choose to cancel the event. This decision will be announced on this site, via our SMS Service. Otherwise, Danish Dance Theatre will try to go through with the day’s performance at the Police Headquarters.

- We encourage our audience to arrive 1 hour prior to the performance. 
- The doors to the venue will be closed - and access will be denied - at the start of the performance. 
- We request our audience not to bring any large luggage, as this is not allowed inside the Policeyard.  
- There may be a queue at the venue. 
- Food and drink are not allowed, but can be purchased. 

Time & Place: 

Copenhagen Police Headquarters

Performances 08th – 14th of August at 8.30 p.m.

Matiné 13th & 14th of August at 2.30 p.m.

1,5 time ink. pause på 25 min.
60 DKK + fee