A collaboration between The Danish Arts Foundation and The Royal Danish Theatre that enables a number of independent performing arts companies and artists to perform on The Royal Danish Theatre’s Lille Scene in Copenhagen.

For 20 weeks of the year, a number of independent performing arts productions are chosen and supported via KSelekt to be shown at The Royal Danish Theatre on their Lille Scene (a small, black-box stage seating 110).

Lille Scene has therefore become an important mouthpiece for new, experimental performing arts in Denmark, enabling performing arts companies to bring high quality work to a new setting and new audiences. The Development Platform serves as an advisor and coordinates the collaboration between the independent companies, The Royal Danish Theatre and The Danish Arts Foundation.

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Apply to KSelekt

You can apply to KSelekt via The Danish Arts Foundation’s portal on kunst.dk.

The application deadline for season 2023/24 was 14:00 on 1st June 2022. Read more

N.B. The KSelekt application procedure does not include the possibility to apply for funding. Read more about the application process, contracts, requirements and technical specifications

For questions contact: kselekt(a)udviklingsplatformen.dk

Tel. (+45) 31 25 52 36

Phone hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 – 14:00 and Wednesday, 14:00 – 17:00

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Upcoming performances

New KSelekt performances will be announced in June 2022

Past performances in 2021 / 22

By NordicOpera
May 29. – June 5. 2022

The Dream Death is a new grandiose opera about the storming lust for power and transgressive transformations in a complex struggle for influence and immortality. In the centre of the performance is Queen Margrethe the First and the Nordic region’s largest project of all time, the Kalmar Union. Music by Josefine Opsahl and libretto by Merete Pryds Helle.

“THE DREAM DEATH is a reflection on our time where power, manipulation and politics govern our lives – now and then.” Stage Director Michaela Granit, SE

By Von Heiduck / Thomas Hejlesen
May 17. – 21. 2022

BLOOD – A performing arts hybrid based on Edith Södergran’s poems invites you to a performance that makes use of traditional means such as acting and performance of poems, while the stage is manipulated digitally and sonically.

Graphics: Bo Mølgaard. Photo: Aka Hansen

by Teater FreezeProductions, Hanne Trap Friis
January 17. – 22. 2022

In this double-bill, Teater FreezeProductions introduces topical and moving theatre, which gives us insight into the relationship between Greenland and Denmark over time.

CUL DE SAC by Rapid Eye. Photo: Søren Meisner

by Rapid Eye / Samuel Gustavsson
November 19. – 21. 2021

CUL DE SAC – A new circus performance that, in a self-adhesive universe, casts a glimpse of a world in a tight knot. In a showdown against the lack of action and willingness to change, two jugglers throw themselves with an indomitable optimism into the task of getting the world on the right track.

Photo: Jens Peter Engedal

by Kassandra Production / Annika B. Lewis
November 1. – 7. 2021
‘THE SOUL CATCHER - unmasking the modern predator’ is a performance about psychological violence, manipulation and power served as a mixture of performance, dance, spoken word and newly composed electronic music. It merges into a genre hybrid of crime scene, performance theatre and enlightenment campaign.

Photo: Søren Meisner

by The Nordic Beasts, Noora Hannula
October 3. – 10. 2021

SWEET CONSTRUCTED INTIMACY EXPERIENCE is a performance that focuses on the audience live-recording heartbeat and dance, merged with live music and an interactive lighting design.

Photo: Søren Meisner

by Moribund / Sara Hamming
September 16. – 18. 2021

ENGLISH SPEAKERS is an audio performance about the English language that challenges the classical theatre genre by letting nine speakers perform.

Past performances in 2020

Photo credit: Kasper Nybo

LOVEU2ND by Gunilla Lind Danseteater
The Royal Danish Theatre / Lille Scene
26.-28. November 2020

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 space for reflection of a highly topical subject – virtual identities’ subtle entry into 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.

Photo credit: Christoffer Brekne

THIS IS NOT SWAN LAKE… by Granhøj Dans
The Royal Danish Theatre / Lille Scene
13. – 22. November 2020

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 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 time in Russia you could not come out as a homosexual. 

Granhøj Dans is an internationally recognised theatre company based in Aarhus. The company is led by choreographer Palle Granhøj and has been awarded several national and international prizes, here among four Talent-prizes for young people. 

Photo credit: Morten Arnfred

UMWELT by Julie Rasmussen
The Royal Danish Theatre / Lille Scene
9.- 11. November 2020

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 centre 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)

Photo credit: Emilia Therese

Vox Humana by Ylva Kihlberg
The Royal Danish Theatre / Lille Scene
4.-11. October 2020

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.

Photo credit: Camilla Fredin

Mørke og Natur by Naja Lee Jensen
The Royal Danish Theatre/ Lille Scene
23.-26 September 2020

The interdisciplinary and interactive performance, ‘ Mørke og Natur’ by Naja Lee Jensen, examines the relationship between darkness, nature, humans, and art

Photo credit: Peter Ravnsborg

The Royal Danish Theatre / Lille Scene
15.-19. September 2020

The dance performance ‘PRIMUS’ by Svalholm Dance is a performance where lighting design, video installations, and performance melt together and look at the term ‘creation’ under a magnifying glass.