As one of the best and most consistent theatre events of the Danish cultural calendar, the 13-year-old Vildskud contemporary theatre festival (August 12-16) provides Copenhagen with a platform where experienced artists and first-timers can meet on an equal basis.
With its risk-taking agenda, clear support of the artists and great atmosphere, Vildskud is a not-to-be-missed summer event where an ever changing art-form is excellently represented.
“The festival combines great energy and curation with a high production level,” enthuses Stuart Lynch, the headmaster of KFTS-Københavns Film & Teaterskole (teaterskolen.com – last chance to audition for 2015-16 on August 15).
“As a touring performance artist I have been to many international festivals and can say, without a doubt, that Vildskud is one of the best organised I have attended.”
Lynch is particularly impressed by the work of the “brilliant” Huset (huset-kbh.dk), a long-term supporter of Vildskud that works tirelessly to ensure Copenhagen has an experimental forum for both artists and audience alike.
“I and the KFTS School wish Vildskud the best in this year,” he said.
Below are four of the shows Lynch is most looking forward to (all details at vildskud.dk):
Light, music and the human body collide on the house theatre’s walls in a work about networking, digital coding and relationships – both apparent and hidden.
Gult Græs Mod Solen
A physical theatre piece that through poetry, dance and live music explores group creativity, our fascination with the cowboy myth and line-dancing.
Five Lesbians Eating A Quiche
A humorous new English play performed in Danish with a narrative that includes atomic bombs, gender exploration and, of course, a quiche competition!
An intergalactic themed tragic-comedy with an excellent cast blasts off on Friday and on Sunday, which is ‘chill-out’ day.