JANUARY 12, 8:00 PM
Foto: Bradley Waller 

LIVE streaming of Two Lions and a Castle is cancelled due to the new Covid19 restrictions

Experience Danish Dance Theatre’s World Premiere of TWO LIONS AND A CASTLE by LIVE streaming at home, right to your own living room. Only available this one night and with limited capacity.


LIVE streaming in your own living room
As the world has changed, Danish Dance Theatre would like to invest even more in film production and live streaming. We are therefore excited to invite you, the audience, to a new digital LIVE streaming experience, where both our new and existing audience members can enjoy a dance experience from your couch at home.


A desperate mermaid, women galloping in slow motion, silly songs and Spanish rhythms
Two Lions and a Castle is a new work by Israeli choreographer Roy Assaf, a master of combining the outlandish with the serious. In his first work for Danish Dance Theatre, we meet several wacky characters in a collage of satirical vignettes, drawn from Assaf’s personal experiences of encountering Denmark and Danishness. Roy Assaf describes dance as a 'filter' to his own, internal world. His approach to his choreographic practice is intuitive. The work is created as an exchange between the dancers and himself. This method is built on mutual trust between the dancers and the choreographer and is crucial to the exchange of creative ideas.

Israel as a key to understanding
Roy Assaf’s works are grounded in the theatrical, with a distinct physical expression and sense of empathy. He is one of Israel's most sought-after choreographers with works created for companies including Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv and venues such as Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York. His Israeli background is key to understanding him as a choreographer. Contemporary dance has flourished in Israel since the 1990s, with internationally renowned choreographers including OhadNaharin and ItzikGalili. Roy Assaf has followed soon after. In previous works, he has dealt with difficult topics such as political oppression, gender, war and discrimination, usually with a humorous twist.

Practical information
When you purchase a ticket, you will then receive a direct link to the LIVE stream on the 11th of January. The link will be sent to your e-mail address. All that is required is internet access, as well as a computer, tablet or laptop.


Choreography: Roy Assaf
Choreographic Assistance: Avshalom Latucha and Ariel Cecelia Freedman
Light design: Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm
Text "Joe was not a mermaid": Emilie Leriche
Costume design: Roy Assaf
Sound design: Mikkel Larsen
Maria Ipsen
Film teaser: Omid Zarei



Time & Place: 

January 12, 8:00 PM

1 hour
50 DKK