Posts Tagged ‘PERFORMANCE’

The Venus labyrinth

Posted 20 March 2012 by Leh

Guest writer and passionate Copenhagen lover Nikolaj, who is also the man behind the blog Stauning eller Kaos recommends you to pay a visit to The Venus Labyrinth.


“No excuse! Do not miss out on this thrilling experience.

The Venus Labyrinth is an individual and interactive journey that contains 28 installation rooms, corresponding to the 28 known areas of the human brain, each room inhabited by a woman/performer. Each spectator enters the labyrinth alone, with a few minutes interval, and joins these women in a unique, sensorial and emotional experience. No spectator is presented with the entire labyrinth; no two spectators will view or share the same experience.

First you enter a large room. Lying among others you have to choose three objects, that’ll determine which rooms you’ll visit during your stay in the labyrinth.
The first room I visited was called ‘emotional centers’. Before I entered the room I was told to put on a blindfold. I did and a woman led me inside the room. Soft classical music was playing and we started to dance. First a bit awkward, but I got into it and began to feel comfortable. She was humming along to the tune. Our bodies were close. But suddenly she started to cry – at first silently then louder and more hysterically. A bit later her mood suddenly changed, and she started laughing. We were still dancing. Then the music grew more intense, and then she started screaming and went banging on the walls! After the outburst she came back to me, calmed down and we danced again. She started to hum like in the beginning. Relaxed. After a while the music stopped. She told me to take of the blindfold. She looked me straight in the eyes, while I left the room.

I visited two more rooms – each very different. One of them was named ‘sexuality’ and that room were even more intense than the first room I visited. But I won’t tell you what happened in there. You have to go see for yourself. An exhilarating experience awaits.

/ Stauning eller Kaos.”


25 February: Underground Theatre

Posted 23 February 2012 by Sasia
"Planeten" at Huset i Magstræde, Magstræde 14, city Show map
no entrance fee

18:00 – 03:00 // no entrance fee

48 hours, 16 actors, 4 playwrights, 4 directors and 4 premieres.

The theathre concept “Det Kolde Bord #2” (The Cold Table) welcomes all of us to the premiere of 4 plays written, directed and staged within 48 hours, by a bunch of young talented cool people.

It all takes place on the stage “Planeten” at Huset i Magstræde. Although the 4 plays are all in Danish, I have to recommend it anyways because of the great experience I had the last time it took place. After the 4 plays there will be a party, both on the stage and out by the bar, which boasts cheap prices.

So if you’re not the theatre-type come anyway, have a dance, meet some funny people and have a drink, beer or soda around The Cold Table.

5 November: Copenhagen Street Festival

Posted 11 October 2011 by Leh
Carlsberg Ny Tap, Pasteursvej 46, Vesterbro Show map
no entrance fee

10:00 – 18:00 // no entrance fee

If you are into street culture, this festival is definitely worth a visit.

It doesn’t matter if you are into street art, street sports, street music – you name it, it’ll be there.

So polish your sneaks and get ready for break-battles, freestyle cycling, live graffiti, capoeira, parcour and so on and so on.

For program see facebook event.

If you are not ready to go home afterwards, the bar Flisen is hosting the afterparty .

15 November: Guerrilla Lighting

Posted 10 October 2011 by Leh
IT University, head entrance, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, Ørestad Show map
free entrance

19:00 – 20:30 // No entrance fee

Fall has come and the darkness with it. I say, why not exploit the darkness instead of mourning the light of summer?
This is exactly what Guerrilla Lighting is about; cutting through darkness with numerous colors, making the night appear as your allie.
The installation is a living piece and only appears when you do. This practically means that the 50 people (maybe you included?) are handed a flashlight and together light up a building and create a temporary light installation.

Show up at the head entrance of the university and take a tour around the exhibition.

If you want to be a part of the installation, you can volunteer at

15 April: Premiere on “Drift”

Posted 18 March 2011 by Leh
Københavns Musikteater, Kronprinsensgade 7, City Show map
Entrance 50 Dkk

20:00 – 22:00 // entrance 50 Dkk


Københavns Musikteater (Copenhagen Music Theatre) has a broad variety of genres which include both drama and music. It’s located in one of the beautiful protected houses in inner Copenhagen and is worth a visit, if you’re into small stage performances. If you’re curious to visit the theater, check out the performance Drift.

Drift is a two-parted investigation of the human being as a creature controlled by drives – captured between culture and biology.

Drift places itself in the crossfire between human’s biological drives and culturel behaviour. “We civilize ourselves in the morning” as poet Kirsten Hammann put it. Sure thing – but after we have past midday, the drives have messed up the shiny surface. It’s a take over from the inside – a civilization under attack by the inner forces.

The first part of Drift is a solo performed by dancer Kitt Johnson, part two is performed by FORUM HUMANUM and has a scheduled premier in 2013

Buy the tickets at

See event on facebook

25 March: Masked Disco Ball

Posted 14 March 2011 by Leh
Bolsjefabrikken, Lærkevej 11, Nord Vest Show map
Entrance 25 Dkk

20:00 – ?? // entrance 25 Dkk

Did you miss out on all the Fastelavn parties in february? Don’t worry, grab your mask and be welcomed by the traveling theatre troop La Familia Mascarada for a night with spectacular performances, interactive theatre and disco fever.

Come masked and collect a free drink at the door – masks are available on the night if you forget yours. Bolsjefabrikken recomments you to be there from the very beginning for the full experience.

Later in the evening you are lured with INTENCE DISCO FEVER DJs – Don’t know what that is, but I’m curious to find out.

Check the full and detailed program (in english) on the event on facebook.

15 January: Kick-off Dansehallerne

Posted 11 January 2011 by Mai Ji
Dansehallerne, Pasteursvej 14, Copenhagen V Show map

14:00-16:00 // free entrance

Dansescenen, Danish Dance Theatre and Dansens Hus, constituting Dansehallerne, invites you to peek at the spring 2011 program.

Throughout the afternoon you can experience dance in all its forms when Store Carl offers a sneak peek, including excerpts from the new circus performance Quiproquo and Holland House unveils Poul, Poul, Poul, Poul and Poul – about ‘Poulness’, community fall and resurrection.

Or go for a dance lesson across generations inside dance hall Lille Carl – just remember to bring your own child or steal your way to a babysitting day.

Experience photo exhibition and dance movies in the foyer and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream of the sweetest vanilla.

So dance your ass past the kick-off and stimulate your eye, ear, stomach and feet.
Facebook event (in Danish)

15 December: Pecha Kucha CPH #16

Posted 29 November 2010 by Anne
@ Danish Architecture Centre, 27B, Copenhagen K Show map
Optional donation

19:30-22:30 // optional entrance fee

Pecha KuchaPecha Kucha Copenhagen is in a Christmas mood. They will light up the fire place and host a Christmas edition of the event in the location where Pecha Kucha Copenhagen saw its light: Danish Architecture Centre.

Because it is Christmas, all of the entrance fee will be donated to charity. So choose yourself how much you want to give in entrance and give your suggestion to what to money should be given to.

Come and be part of the Pecha Kucha format: 20 images shown for 20 seconds and hear about projects or interesting ideas. After the presentations, there will be a shout-out where you can promote an event, place, project or idea.

The programme will be published later on on the Facebook page, so we are not sure whether some of the presentations are in English.

6 January: 4 in a row

Posted 23 November 2010 by Anne
Copenhagen City Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen) Show map
Free entrance

17:00 – 20:00 // free

Take part in the World’s largest “4 in a row” game, when 5 performance design students invites you explore urban space and create interaction between different urban areas and the people.

People on Copenhagen City Hall Square will be invited to play a game of “4 in a row”  against each other. The board is show on the facade somewhere else in the city in the shape of colored lights in the windows of a building. The facade are then being transmitted and streamed back to the Town Hall Square from where the players and the audience can follow the game.

Maybe the game will even be recorded as the world’s largest “4 in a row” by Guinness World of Records.

21 Oct + 4 Nov: Wunderkammer ‘Drive In’

Posted 21 October 2010 by Mai Ji
NY TAP (Carlsberg), Pasteursvej 54, Copenhagen V Show map

16:30-19:30 // 50 Dkk (free entrance until 19:30)

Go to Ny Tap at Carlsberg and experience the first project from Wunderkammer.

The entire space in the building is transformed into a scenario which is likely to bring your thoughts back to a surreal scene from a 1950s ‘Drive In’ movie.

Wunderkammer is an artistic initiative that attempts to create platforms for artists from all disciplines interested in incorporating their work into live-events. So you can expect micro performance installations thorughout the evening.
16.30: Luke Cooper, co-founder of Wunderkammer, talks about working with public-absorbing performances as part of the city’s development.
17.30: Take a look at some of the other creative workshops in Ny Tap
18.30: Talk at the ‘drive in’ bar
19.30: Show of the evening (a mix of acrobats, film, visuals and sound)

The show runs until Nov 13 but what’s special about the two specific days is that you’re invited behind the scenes of the show and the Ny Tap building so go and have a sneak peek.

15 October: Carlsberg in the Dark

Posted 5 October 2010 by Anne
Carlsberg grounds, Copenhagen V Show map

18:00 – 05:00 // 50 Dkk

distortionContinue on from the Culture Night to a party with a true Distortion feel. The evening will start out slowly on the Carlsberg grounds with some open air 3D projections and performances earlier. This part has a free entrance

After 23 the music is fired up on several dancefloors.

The Distortion Raverbus will be there to spread the Distortion hygge. In the circus tent in the back alley, there will be rock, cumbia and dancehall, the Ritz party in the cinema will take of minimal and deep house. And finally Klashy and Copyflex can be found in the barn chilling out to some baile funk and rave.

Sounds like a party.