Empty Chairs

Nydanskeren Jimbuts Kulturforening


The performance “Empty Chairs” deals with poem writing. It is based on the poetry collection “Empty Chairs” (2015) by Chinese Liu Xia. It is an adaption of the Chinese performance, “Poetry”, which features poetry from a new poet at every performance, the poems becoming the subject of an on-stage study. The performance deals with the poems, their background and the creative process of writing them. Liu Xia is the widow of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liao Xioabo. In 2018, she was granted asylum in Germany.


  • Brian Larsen (Lighting Designer)
  • Brian Larsen (Sound Designer)
  • Jiao Jian (Costume Designer)
  • Jiao Jian (Scenografisk konsulent)
  • Yiyun Cai (Director)
  • Mette Klakstein (Actor)
  • Liu Xia og Gritt Uldall-Jessen (Playwright)

All play times

  • Saturday 25th May 1.00pm
  • Saturday 25th May 3.00pm
  • Sunday 26th May 1.00pm
  • Sunday 26th May 3.00pm


Det Kinesiske Lysthus
Frederiksberg Runddel 3
2000 Frederiksberg