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Early February performance: Some pointes about asylum you didn’t expect

Photo from kglteater.dk
February 2nd, 2016 7:00 am| by Nana Østerby
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Ballet: Uropa – an Asylum Ballet
Feb 8-14, daily at 20:00 (except Sun 15:00); Gamle Scene; Kongens Nytorv 9, Cph K; 50-305kr, kglteater.dk

Right now Europe is dealing with one of the biggest stream of refugees since WWII, placing our laws, conventions and human rights under extreme pressure.

In this performance – a co-production between the Royal Ballet, Corpus and Sort/Hvid Theater – a group of refugees make a representation of their situation, lives and future here in Denmark.

Take care not to miss out when they put the Royal Ballet dancers, musicians and themselves through their paces to perform the story of their lives.


Dance: Republika
Feb 3-7, Wed-Fri 19:00, Sat-Sun 17:00; 40-165kr; dansehallerne.dk

Republika - by Yaniv Cohen
Photo by Yaniv Cohen

 

The performance dance piece Republika depicts the story of Edhem Jesenkovic, a Bosnian migrant who has fought an internal battle ever since having his life turned upside down by the Yugoslav Wars in the 1990s. It’s both powerful and harrowing.

7 runer
Feb 10-12, Dansehallerne, Pasteursvej 20 1, Cph V; 125kr; dansehallerne.dk

Photo by Stuart Mcintyre
Photo by Stuart Mcintyre

This poetic and powerful piece is performed by an international team of dancers and circus artists. It takes inspiration from Norse mythology, the Viking age and the movie franchise The Hunger Games.


Hip – hop: Gadens hårdeste hævn
Feb 16-18, daily 10:00 & 15:00; 125kr, dansehallerne.dk

Photo by Costin Radu
Photo by Costin Radu

If you’re into street dance and hip-hop, Steen Koerner’s new piece can’t be missed. It depicts a love story between two young individuals from very different backgrounds who have to fight many obstacles to be together.