Presentation of the jury 2023

This is the jury that will carefully go through all the applications for the Open Call to CPH STAGEs International Days 2023. They will select 5-6 shows that will play at the Danish showcase in Copenhagen and 5-7 works for the pitching – which will appear both live and digital.

The Jury

Bios of the Jury

Stine Nilsen [Norway]

Stine Nilsen (NO) is currently CEO/Artistic Director of CODA Oslo International Dance Festival since 2017 – one of the largest contemporary dance festival in the Nordic countries. Stine was as freelance dancer and trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Movement and Dance, London – gaining a First Class BA Dance Theatre, and an MA from Middlesex University. 2007 – 2017 Stine was Artistic Co-director of Candoco Dance Company (UK) where she was responsible for the artistic vision and commissioning of new works that were pushing the boundaries of dance and who can dance.

Anna Teuwen [Germany]

Photo: Maximilian Probst

Anna Teuwen has been working as a dramaturge/curator at Kampnagel – International Center for Finer Arts in Hamburg since 2010. She studied German language and literature and philosophy at the RWTH Aachen for one year and moved on to the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Giessen in 2003, where she graduated in 2009. In 2006, she studied at the University of Bergen (Norway) at the Institute of Theater Studies and in the Department of Scandinavian Studies during a stay abroad. In 2009 and 2011 she worked for the Impulse theater festival.

Low Kee Hong [Singapore]

Low Kee Hong is Creative Director at Factory International the landmark cultural space being developed in the heart of Manchester, which will open in summer 2023. Kee Hong oversees the Curatorial team at Factory International and alongside John McGrath, the organisation’s Artistic Director & Chief Executive, works to develop the artistic programme for Factory International and Manchester International Festival (MIF) and will lead on the Festival’s 2025 programme.

His previous roles include Head of Theatre, Performing Arts at West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong, Artistic Director and General Manager of Singapore Arts Festival as well as Founding Director and General Manager of the Singapore Biennale. Kee Hong has also won awards for his work in lighting design and performed on the international arts festival circuit touring extensively in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, and Indonesia.

Karen Toftegaard [Denmark]

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Karen Toftegaard is Head of International Programming and Production at CPH STAGE. Since 2017 she has lead the development of the international days at CPH STAGE. Karen has been a cultural entrepreneur for more than 20 years, developing cultural events, festivals, an award-winning national showcase at EdFringe and an award-winning outdoor gallery. Furthermore she is a published author and has made the acknowledged workshop SHINE YOUR WORK for creatives. In a period of 7 years Karen worked at the subsidized theatres Camp X and Republique in Copenhagen.