International Days

CPH STAGE facilitates three international days with an international artistic programme, an industry programme and international visitor’s programme for professional presenters, producers, press.

In 2019 it will take place May 27th – 29th

Below you can see the industry programme from CPH STAGE 2018.


CPH STAGE 2018 – international industry programme
Special focus is CURATING PERFORMING ARTS and CREATIVE PRODUCING WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS. Every day there will Morning-Bites between 9AM – 10AM and Late Night Meet Ups from 10PM for informal networking. We like giving people the best settings for meeting and sharing reflections, perspectives and thoughts-in-the-moment.


May 31st

9.00AM – 10.00AM: Morning-Bites (informal networking over coffee and a bite)[Festival center – Halmtorvet 11]

10.00AM – 11.30AM: CURATING PERFORMING ARTS [Sort/Hvid – Staldgade 26-30]

Curation plays an increasingly big role in the performing arts. In Denmark though, we do not have a tradition of being sharp on these curating practices. We question the eyes that decide what is presented to the audience. The programme will contain both very concrete descriptions of curating performing arts and also more abstract reflections about the topic.

Talks by:
Paul Clay (UK) – curating Manchester International Festival (curating new work), Verity Leigh (UK) – curating Summerhall’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe (curating a venue within a festival), Katrien Verwilt (Denmark) – curating Metropolis in Copenhagen (from festival to season) and Goda Giedraityte (Lithuania) – curating Plartforma (curating an international festival in the margin of Europe).

11.30AM – 12.00PM: Break

in collaboration with the Project Centre at Dansehallerne

Four Danish artists/companies from different genres pitch their work and their international strategy. It will be reflected by matching teams of international presenters visiting the festival. The session is all about sharing perspectives amongst artists and presenters. What does reality look like from different perspectives?

Cases: Gunilla Lind Danseteater, Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt & Andreas Liebmann, Fix&Foxy and Nikolaj Cederholm.

Reflecting teams: Hilkki-Liisa Iivanair (Tampere Festival – Finland) Fábio Ferreira (Cena Brasil International Festival – Brazil), Goda Giedraityte (Plartforma – Lithuania), Hilkka-Liisa Iivanainen (Tampere Festival – Finland), Jack McLarnan (Seattle eatre Group – USA), Paul Clay (Manchester International Festival – UK), Tunde Adefioye (KVS – Belgium) and Verity Leigh (Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe – UK).

02.00PM – 03.30PM: INTERNATIONAL RECEPTION in collaboration with The Danish Cultural Institute  [Sort/Hvid – Staldgade 26-30]

10.00PM: Late Night Meet Up at SORT/HVID


June 1st

9.00AM – 10.00AM: Morning-Bites (informal networking over coffee and a bite) [Festival center – Halmtorvet 11]

10.00AM – 01.00PM: CREATIVE PRODUCING WITH INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS in collaboration with Hotel Pro Forma

Many performing arts organizations across music and theatre today are looking for new ways to realize their artistic visions. With increasingly complex conditions of the work of music and theatre producers, including lack of funding and difficulties in finding presenters and venues to connect their work with audiences, a fresh look on international partnerships and new modes of producing performing arts is much needed. The seminar will bring together producers from Denmark and abroad working with cross-disciplinary work and music theatre to share and discuss experiences and ideas of creative producing in an international context.

Talks by a.o. Åsa Edgren (Global Managing director at Loco World), Sigrid Aakvik (Producer at Between Music) and Koen Maes (Brussels Jazz Orchestra). Moderator: Rasmus Adrian (Hotel Pro Forma)

This seminar is the final part in the series of MOVING OPERA initiated by Hotel Pro Forma.

01.00PM – 02.00PM: LUNCH

02.00PM – 02.30PM: KICKSTART AND INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL TOOLBOX by The Development Platform for Performing Arts

02.30PM – 03.30PM: WORKSHOP – bring your own project! Get feedback on your own project and ideas from the seminar’s speakers

10.00PM: Late Night Meet Up at Husets Teater


June 2nd

9.00AM – 10.00AM: Morning-Bites (informal networking over coffee and a bite) [Festival center – Halmtorvet 11]

10.00AM – 13.00PM: TALKS in collaboration with Teater Grob

10.00AM – 10.45AM: ARTIST TO ARTIST – PLAYING INTERNATIONAL Playwrights Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit/Red Rabbit, NASSIM) and Cristian Ceresoli (La Merda/Shit) in conversation with associate director Jesper Pedersen (Teater Grob) about making theatre for an international audience.

11.00AM – 11.45AM ARTIST TO ARTIST – CHINESE DRAMA Independent Chinese playwright and director Gao Xiaoqin from “Uncertainty Theater” (Shanghai) in a conversation with playwright Gritt Uldall-Jessen and translator and poet Jimbut Jun Feng from The Culture Association of the New Dane Jimbut about her own work and contemporary Chinese theatre

12.00PM – 12.45PM: DRAMATURGE TO DRAMATURGE Tunde Adefioye dramaturge at KVS Brussels in conversation with dramaturge Marc-Oliver Krampe from Oldenburgische Staatstheater about how institutions can change the institutional structures that contribute to the exclusion of some people in relation to others.

10.00PM: Late Night Meet Up at Warehouse9

CPH STAGEs international industry programme is made in collaboration with and supported by The Development Platform for Performing Arts, The Danish Cultural Institute and The Danish Arts Foundation.

See more about the programme here:

For any questions please ask International Project Manager Karen Toftegaard,