Posted on July 2, 2013
Running from August 5 to 11, Copenhagen Summer Dance is an open-air contemporary dance event, presenting Danish Dance Theatre and international choreographers and musicians. Performances are held in the courtyard of the Copenhagen Police Headquarters, Denmark. This elegant pillared space (pictured) has become familiar to audiences around the world from the award-winning Danish television crime series The Killing (Forbrydelsen).
Now an established summer tradition, Copenhagen Summer Dance is produced by Danish Dance Theatre. This year’s line-up includes Red, by Swedish choreographer Örjan Andersson, performed by Danish Dance Theatre, and work by Israeli choreographer Idan Sharabi. Sharabi’s work, in the Gaga school of Ohad Naharin will be performed by two of his own dancers.
Dancers from Poland’s Teatr Wielki will dance work by Jacek Przybylowicz. This year’s programme will also include a performance by New York-based flautist Yael Acher, who performs in styles from classical to Latin, jazz and funk.
Danish Dance Theatre will present highlights from their repertory, a sneak preview of the upcoming season and a new work by artistic director Tim Rushton, inspired by Nijinsky’s celebrated, scandalous L’Après-midi d’un faune.