2020 – Don Gnu // WALK-MAN (physical theatre)


DON GNU digs into the tediousness of everyday routines in search of poetry and humour in a performance with muscular physicality and edgy stunt tricks.    

One ordinary day, four ordinary men take a walk through a city. They readily follow unwritten and strict rules of good behaviour and norms of social etiquette until one of them suddenly decides to rebel…  

WALK-MAN is a performance in which the ground is literally swept away from under the feet of four men walking. In a world where rules, norms and routines no longer apply, a pedestrian is not simply a person crossing the street and common understanding of “good behaviour” falls apart. You will never cross the street the same way again!

WALK-MAN is the first performance of a trilogy about the extraordinary experiences of ordinary life.

During CPH STAGE’s virtual international days 2020 DON GNU will be live-streaming from the streets of Copenhagen. The company has made a special outdoor version of their show WALK-MAN that will be live-streamed together with an exclusive extract from the original show online at Friday May 29 2pm local time.


The company was founded in 2010 by the two choreographers Jannik Elkær and Kristoffer Louis Andrup Pedersen, who also constitute the artistic duo at the helm of DON GNU.

The company’s name is built around the paradox embedded in the name DON GNU: Don as an individual and Gnu (wildebeest) as a herd animal, the constellation of both the individual and the collective creates the dynamism, experimentation and development-basis for the ideas that are the hallmark of DON GNU productions.




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DON GNU is one of the most touring company in Denmark, with extensive touring both national and international. For upcoming shows, please see https://www.dongnu.dk/tour-plan

Walk-Man is available for touring opportunities in 2020/2021/2022, the touring team is constituted of 5 to 6 persons 


Friday 29th May 2:00 pm






Malene Cathrine Pedersen
0045 2215 5818


Concept & choreography: Jannik Elkær & Kristoffer Louis Andrup Pedersen

Performance & choreography: Petras Lisauskas, Jeppe Kaas Vad, Jesper Møller Hermansen & Kasper Buus

Music: Alice Carreri

Concept, lights & video: Christoffer Brekne

Scenography: Mattias Umaerus

Dramaturg: Vahid Evazzadeh

Tango Coaches: Camilla Maria Dahlgren & Linus Aabye Jensen

Speaker:  Francis Pardeilhan

Co-produced by: Bora Bora – Dans og Visuelt Teater