CPH STAGEs International Days – 2019


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 [sneak-start]

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.

20.00: AN EVE AND AN ADAM by Granhøj Dans [Dance]


21.30 – 01.00: 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


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

16.00 – 19.00: SENSUOUS GOVERNING by Sisters Hope [Immersive – 180 minutes]

18.00 – 19.00: ART OF DYING by Paolo Nani & Kristján Ingimarsson [Physical comedy]

20.00 – 21.00: POST NO BILLS by X-Act (Kitt Johnson) [Dance]


21.30 – 01.00: LATE NIGHT BAR  


22.15 – 23.15: SILICIUM by Bjørn Svin and Carl Emil Carlsen [music experience in holographic stage]

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 by Bush Hartshorn, Head of Catalyst at Dancebase in Edinburgh, about how to give critical feedback on art works

11.20 – 13.00: WORKING WORKS > Working session practising critical feedback.

14.00 – 15.00: HUMAN IN BALANCE by Don Gnu [Dance/circus]

16.00 – 17.00: AN EVE AND AN ADAM by Granhøj Dans [Dance]

18.00 – 19.00: THE ULTIMATE BATTLE by NORDIC BEASTS (Noora Hannula) [Dance/Virtual Reality]

20.00: ART OF DYING by Paolo Nani & Kristján Ingimarsson [physical comedy] // ROCKY by Husets Teater (Tue Biering) [Danish Drama] // by  THE SOCIETY OF LOST SOULS by Jo Strømgren/Corpus [Dance]


21.30 – 01.00: LATE NIGHT BAR

29. May

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

[HOTEL AVENUE – Åboulevarden 29]

9.00: Bus from Hotel to Pakhus 11


9.30 – 10.30: CHRONICLE OF LIGHT YEAR by Very Theatre and The Culture Yard [Taiwan/DK] [Theatre in a holographic stage]

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


11.30 – 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. You’re welcome.


16.00 – 19.00: SENSUOUS GOVERNING by Sisters Hope [Immersive – 180 minutes. NB: can be combined with EXTENDED FALLS TO HUMANITY]

18.00 – 19.30: EXTENDED FALLS TO HUMANITY by Recoil Performance Group [Immersive – 180 minutes – one can stay till the end]

20.00 – 23.00: DARK NOON by Republique (Tue Biering) [Danish Drama / Performance] // HUMAN IN BALANCE by Don Gnu [Dance/circus] // ROCKY by Husets Teater (Tue Biering) [Danish Drama]

[ALLEENBERG – Copenhagen’s historical theatre bar]

21.30 – 01.00: LATE NIGHT BAR


The Development Platform for Performing Arts is strategic collaborator. CPH STAGEs international industry programme is supported by The Danish Arts Foundation and The Danish Cultural Institute a.o.


Please contact International Producer Karen Toftegaard, karen@cphstage.com, f