International Industry Programme 2020

CPH STAGEs International days 28. – 30. May 2020

Preliminary program…to be continued

28. May

  • Curated discussions
  • Opening reception at Sort/Hvid
  • 21.00: Festival relax-bar at Husets Teater

29. May

  • Pitch of 8 Danish performing arts works
  • Curated discussions
  • 21.00: Festival relax-bar at Husets Teater

30. May

  • Curated discussions
  • 13.00 Meeting-talking-sharing Lunch
  • 21.00: Festival relax-bar at Husets Teater

Book your ticket(s) for the international performing arts meeting place CPH STAGE INTERNATIONAL DAYS right here.

Have a look at last year’s CPH STAGEs INTERNATIONAL DAYS below…

>>> CPH STAGEs International days 27. – 29. May 2019 [SOLD OUT]

NB: Please note that this year it requires a ticket to attend the INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRY PROGRAMME [SOLD OUT]

You can attend these events for free:

  • International Reception, Monday 27. May 14.00 – 15.30 at Nørrebro Teater (limited space – book your free ticket here)
  • International late night bar (just show up -> Sunday 26. May 21.30 – 00.00 at Teater Grob | Monday 27. May 21.30 – 01.00 at Teater Grob | Tuesday 28. May 21.30 – 01.00 at Teater Grob | Wednesday 29. May 21.30 – 01.00 at Alleenberg, Allégade 4 (Copenhagen’s oldest theatre bar)

CPH STAGE facilitates three international days where International and Danish colleagues meet each other. The days consist of an international artistic programme (both selected and fringe), an industry programme and international visitor’s programme for professional presenters, producers, self-producing artists and press.

Around 58 international visitors and 80 Danish professionals will attend this exclusive event.

This year we focus on the works. How do we work with the art works after the premiere? How do we present them before they have been made? How do we talk about them? We like giving people the best settings for meeting and sharing reflections, perspectives and thoughts-in-the-moment. That means that every day contains at least one informal or formal meeting-you event.

26. May – gently starting up

17.00 – 19.00: MEETING THE CITY > DANISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE and CPH STAGE invite you for a boattrip with Danish and international colleagues on the Copenhagen Canals.


21.30 – 00.00: LATE NIGHT BAR

27. May 


9.30 – 10.00: GOOD MOORNING… coffee and tea…

10.00 – 10.30: INTRODUCTION > to the Danish performing arts scene [by Theatre Critic Monna Dithmer and Choreographer Tina Tarpgaard]


10.30 – 12.00: WORKING WORKS > Inspirational cases about how to work with works after the premiere.

  • Director and Executive Producer Glynis Hall from the agency Glynis Henderson Productions [United Kingdom]
    >>> Glynis Hall is fascinated by productions with a universal appeal and, with over 25 years’ experience in the industry, she remains a leader in the theatrical field. She has presented numerous productions worldwide, including STOMP, which remains one of the UK’s most successful theatrical exports and the Danish show “BLAM!”. In this talk she shares what she looks for in a show and how she shapes a show for international touring.
  • Director/Designer Govin Ruben from TerryandTheCuz [Malaysia/Australia]
    >>> Govin Ruben strives to create new forms that use interactive/visual stimuli to reflect and refract the changing socio-political landscape in the different cultural contexts we inhabit; to attract new and more diverse audiences to the arts. What happens to the performance and the production design when you navigate in various continents with different cultural mindsets?
  • Artistic Director Kira Kirsch at the venue Brut in Vienna [Austria]
    >>> In coming years Brut will increasingly launch new projects in open spaces and in direct interaction with the city. New sites, ranging from shop vacancies or community halls to parking sites, peripheral industrial areas or churches, will be tapped as venues. What does this mean for the curating and production process? And how does this mission affect the venues programming on stage?


12.00 – 12.30: A BITE AND A CHAT

12.30 – 14.00: WORKING WORKS > PITCH of 9 selected Danish works – new and touring

  • EXTENDED FALLS TO HUMANITY by Recoil Performance Group
  • AQUASONIC by Between Music
  • THE EMPEROR by Livingstones Kabinet
  • FLEEING by Theater Beast
  • OCEANIC by Marie Topp & Julia Giertz
  • THE SOUL CATCHER by Kassandra Production
  • MY DEER HUNTER by Fix & Foxy


14.00 – 15.30: INTERNATIONAL RECEPTION > This is where we meet and greet

[for the ones attending the international visitor’s programme we will arrange transportation]



16.00 – 17.00:  WORKING INTERNATIONALLY > Danish Teater Grob gives an introduction to how they work internationally – strategically and practically.

21.30 – 01.00: LATE NIGHT BAR

28. May


9.00 – 11.00: Brunch with International and Danish colleagues [this event will include food, coffee and facilitated networking]

11.00 – 11.20: TALKING WORKS > Keynote speak about how to give critical feedback on art works by Bush Hartshorn – Head of Catalyst, Dancebase in Edinburgh.

11.20 – 12.30: WORKING WORKS > Working session practising critical feedback.


21.30 – 01.00: GOOD NIGHT CAP

29. May

This day the international days meet the Annual Meeting in Danish Performing arts [the programme will be in English]


9.30 – 10.30: CHRONICLE OF LIGHT YEAR [Taiwan/DK] (Virtual Reality]

11.00 – 11.30: BOATTRIP WITH COFFEE to The Royal Danish Playhouse


11.30 – 12.00: CONTEXT: Jennifer Parker-Starbuck, Professor and director of Institute for drama, theatre and dance at Royal Holloway University of London.

12.00 – 13.00: KEYNOTE > Kay Voges Artistic Director Schauspiel Dortmund 

13.00 – 15.00: OUT DOOR LUNCH…it has become a tradition at CPH STAGE to host an outdoor lunch for the Danish performing arts industry…this is it.

[ALLEENBERG – Copenhagen’s historical theatre bar]

21.30 – 01.00: LATE NIGHT BAR


The Development Platform for Performing Arts is strategic collaborator at the INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRY PROGRAMME. CPH STAGEs INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRY and VISITOR’S PROGRAMME is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and The Danish Cultural Institute a.o.

For any questions please ask International Producer Karen Toftegaard,