CPH STAGEs International Days are 8. – 10. June 2023 (The festival is taking place 1. – 10. June).

Since 2017 CPH STAGE has developed INTERNATIONAL DAYS as a Danish showcase and a central Nordic meetingpoint for international colleagues – in the framing of Denmark’s national festival.

CPH STAGE collaborate with IETM Aarhus which is happening right after the international days – please see more here:

8. February we will have a digital launch of the 16 curated shows for showcase and pitch. The works have been curated by an international jury. On the 8. February we invite you to an introduction and a live discussion 3.00pm – 5pm CET. Here and in newly produced podcasts you can get to know the selected Danish artists, producers, companies, theatres and their approaches to performing arts – artistic DNA and visions. This is a great opportunity to decide if you simply need to prioritize visiting CPH STAGE International Days in-person. Check out our International Visitor’s programme (limited spaces).


 The jury has valued remarkable artistic attempts with urgent topics. Works that consider the socio-political discourses both regionally and internationally – in a way where they are aware of the contexts and find a way to negotiate them accordingly. Works that reflect on their position. Furthermore, it has been an aim for the jury to give visibility to the very different genres and aesthetics that are found in the Danish scene. Finally, the jury has observed a strong quality in embracing the kind of messy uneasiness there is in trying to figure things out as we go – in several Danish performing arts works. Please note that this is a selection – which due to the framing must be narrowed down in number – leaving out other obvious voices in the Danish performing arts landscape.

The Jury behind the selection is:

Stine Nilsen, Artistic Director CODA Oslo International Dance festival, Oslo [NO]
Anna Teuwen, Curator, Kampnagel, Hamburg [DE]
Low Kee Hong, Creative Director, Factory International, Manchester [UK/Singapore]
Karen Toftegaard, Head of International Programming and Production, CPH STAGE [DK]

See more about the jury

Digital presence

Since the very beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic CPH STAGE chose to go digital with the international days – insisting on staying connected with international colleagues. We believe in the importance of building and nurturing cross-cultural meetings/collaborations. February 2023 we’ll make a digital launch – connecting colleagues and framing discussions that unfolded current topics and brought the perspectives of international and Danish colleagues to the table. Please feel free to dive into previous discussions right here.

Digital History

In May 2020 we made an only-digital version of the international days. In 2021 we built on our digital experiences and made a digital launch in February. In June we made a hybrid version and in collaboration with the selected Danish artists and The Performing Arts Platform we developed new digital showcasing formats. Have a look at them right hereThis was part of the collaboration project DIGITAL PRESENCE.