–Contemporary dance inspired by Frédéric Chopins captivating piano music & wild power dance

KRASH & CHOPIN DANSER is an evening of contemporary dance that embraces two completely different traditions of music, choreographed by four time Best Dance Performance winner Tim Rushton and recipient of the Danish Theatre Talent Award, Alessandro Sousa Pereira. 

KRASH is an energetic work, both powerful and full of infectious joy, danced to Brazilian-inspired beats created by Danish star producer and DJ Turkman Souljah. Pereira has created the big hit KRASH for The Royal Danish Ballet in 2015 inspired by the collision between different cultures. At the same time, it is an ode to Pereira’s Brazilian roots, in terms of choreography, expression and music.


The preliminary study of CHOPIN DANSER, performed in the foyer of the Opera House, was a great success in August 2017. Choreographer Tim Rushton, who has always had a great love for the intimate piano music created by the master composer Frédéric Chopin, has created this work based on the study. When learning to play the piano as a child, Rushton became acquainted with Chopin’s works, and as an adult, he has continued his fascination of this imaginative universe. CHOPIN DANSER takes off from Rushton’s lifelong fascination with Frédéric Chopin's captivating piano music and the work is inspired by the turbulent life of the shy composer, a life sometimes harsh and full of contrasts

Choreography: Tim Rushton & Alessandro Sousa Pereira
Danish Dance Theatre’s dancers
Music: Frédéric Chopin, 'Chopin+' by Martin Stadtfeld and Lawand Othman aka DJ Turkman Souljah
Costumes: Wood Wood, Maria Ipsen among others
Light design: Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm 
Set design: Maria Ipsen & Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm
Sound design: Mikkel Larsen 
Duration: 1 hour and 15 min. with intermission

Time & Place: 

18th -26th of January 2019 at 8pm plus Saturdays at 5pm
Takkelloftet / The Royal Danish Opera House

1. hour and 15 min. with intermission