K:Selekt

K:Selekt is a brand new partnership between The Danish Art Foundation and The Royal Danish Theatre that provides a scene for a series of free and independent theater companies and artists to perform on Lille Scene in The Royal Danish Playhouse in Copenhagen.  

20 weeks per year K:Selekt will show several performing arts production from the free and independent performing arts sector on the Royal Danish Playhouse, which have been selected and supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.

The Royal Danish Playhouse thus becomes an important venue for the new and experimenting performing arts in Denmark, which provides high-quality art in a new setting to a new audience. 

The Development Platform for Performing Arts acts as advisor and coordinator between the free theatre companies, the Royal Danish Theatre and the Danish Arts Foundation. 

If you as a performing arts performer have questions about K:Selekt you can contact our Chief of Artistic Development Rikke Juellund via rikke@udviklingsplatformen.dk

You can read more about how you can become a part of K:Selekt on The Danish Arts Foundations website (in Danish)

Look forward to experience: 

UMWELT by Julie Rasmussen
The Royal Danish Playhouse / Lille Scene
9.- 11. November

UMWELT is a sensory, choreographic performance where you can zoom in, listen, and explore your own fantasy. In this intimate dance performance, you will be near the performers and be seduced by the absurd body. 

The absurd and moving body is the core of the Norwegian born dance artist Julie Rasmussen’s work, where she explores new realities through staging performances and artistic platforms. UMWELT is Julie Rasmussen’s very first all-night performance. 

Read more and buy your ticket here ( Danish)

THIS IS NOT SWAN LAKE… by Granhøj Dans
The Royal Danish Playhouse / Lille Scene
13. – 22. November

A beautiful and moving dance performance with excerpts from Tjajkovskijs famous music from Swan Lake – now with penguins instead of swans. 

There is far from the love romance depictured between Prince Siegfried and the swan princess Odette in Trajkovskij’s Swan Lake to the real-life proforma marriage between Tjajkovskij and his wife Antonina. She was fiercely in love with him. Tjajkovskij was not in love with her due to his sexuality – at that point in Russia you could not come out as a homosexual. 

Granhøj Dans is an internationally recognized theatre company based in Aarhus. The company is led by choreographer Palle Granhøj and has been awarded several national and international prices, here among four Talent-prizes for young people.  Read more and buy your ticket here (Danish)

LOVEU2ND by Gunilla Lind Danseteater
The Royal Danish Playhouse / Lille Scene
26.-28. November

Move over, Kate Moss! So long, Gigi Hadid! There’s a new breed of supermodel dominating the fashion industry – but there’s a bit of a catch!

The headline from the Magazine ‘Glamour’ alerts of a new kind of entry in the fashion industry. An uncanny, 100% computer-animated being. LOVEU2ND is a sensory room for reflection of a highly topical subject – virtual identities subtle entry in our physical world. What happens when we mirror ourselves in computer-animated identities, that look like and mirror us?

In LOVEU2ND the Reumert award-winning choreographer, Gunilla Lind challenges the body’s shapeshifting from physical to digital form and back again. Gunilla Lind experiments with the dance genre as a cross-section between modern dance, physical theatre, and visual installation art.

Read more and buy your ticket here ( Danish)

Former K:Selekt performances

Vox Humana by Ylva Kihlberg October 4.-11. An artistic and transgressive new interpretation of Francis Poulenc’s opera, that adds a new depth to the story of a woman’s fight after a painful breakup with new music and modern dance. Read more here (Danish)




Mørke og Natur by Naja Lee Jensen

September 23.-26. The interdisciplinary and interactive performance, ‘ Mørke og Natur’ by Naja Lee Jensen, examines the relationship between darkness, nature, humans, and art. Read more here (Danish)


Primus by Svalholm Dans

September 15.-19.

The dance performance ‘PRIMUS’ by Svalholm Dance is a performance where light design, video installations, and performance melts together and looks at the term ‘creation’ under a magnifying glass. Read more here (Danish)