Danish Dance Theatre
Danish Dance Theatre – one of Northern Europe’s leading companies, now with a permanent base at the Opera House.
At the start of 2017, Danish Dance Theatre has entered into a new chapter, as they move out of the Dance Halls in Vesterbro and into the Opera House at Holmen. The opera will serve as a permanent base for the administration, dancers and technical staff.
Danish Dance Theatre will continue as an independent institution with its own economy and framework agreement with the Ministry of Culture. We hope that this collaboration with the Royal Danish Theatre will contribute to even more spectacular dance performances on our national stage, where Danish Dance Theatre will exclusively be using the stage Takkelloftet for two months out of the year.
More about the company
Danish Dance Theatre was founded in 1981 by the English/Norwegian choreographer and pioneer Randi Patterson, in collaboration with Anette Abildgaard, Ingrid Buchholtz, Mikala Barnekow and soon after, Warren Spears. At that time, the company was named ‘New Danish Dance Theatre.’
Since 2001, Tim Rushton (MBE) has been the company’s Artistic Director and has successfully continued Danish Dance Theatre’s vision of combining the classical arts with the modern.
Today, Danish Dance Theatre is the foremost contemporary dance company in Denmark, as well as the largest. The company is composed of hand-picked dancers from all over the world.
The repertoire spans from large stage productions at The Royal Danish Theatre, to open-air events such as Copenhagen Summer Dance in the Copenhagen Police Headquarters. Danish Dance Theatre also does an extensive amount of both national and international touring.