CPH Post


Wondercool keeps on delivering

A unique drama queen show, exhibitions on sustainability and design, and lots and lots of good music - Wondercool has it all.

(Photo credit: Per Morten Abrahamsen)

February 6, 2014

by The Copenhagen Post

The Snow Queen
Republique, Østerfælled Torv 37, Cph Ø; starts Thu Feb 6, ends March 8, performances 20:00 (in English on Feb 18 & 19); tickets 1,400kr; www.republique.dk

Another stunning fusion event from Wondercool, this time combining drama with dinner, The Snow Queen promises to be the ultimate theatrical and gastronomic experience. Copenhagen’s most acclaimed contemporary theatre Republique is staging a dramatic re-telling of HC Andersen’s classic tale complete with a gourmet meal consisting of 12 courses. The performance promises to tantalise all of the senses, not just the visual and gustatory. “The audience become travellers within this magic tale, rather than passive spectators,” promises Republique’s artistic director Martin Tulinius. For English speakers, there will be shows in English on February 18 and 19. However, although the dialogue of the show will take place solely in Danish on the other nights, its emphasis on the whole spectrum of senses will still make it possible for non-Danish speakers to fully relish the tale.  (MN)

Will it sustain?
Danish Architecture Centre, Strandgade 27B, Cph K; starts Thu Feb 6, ends Feb 25, open daily 10:00-16:00; tickets: 40kr, under-15s free adm, concessions available; www.dac.dk

The Danish Architecture Center is holding three international exhibitions on sustainability during Wondercool. The first of the three, Behind the Green Door, is going to focus on sustainability in architecture and green solutions. The Banality of Good approaches the issue from the perspective of urban planning, and Shifts scrutinises the influence of the financial crisis on the architecture and architects. All of these exhibitions have been presented internationally, and now it is time for the Copenhagen public to learn a few new things about sustainability and green urban living. RS

Wondercool Exhibitions at Designmuseum
Bredgade 68, Cph K; open daily 11:00-17:00; tickets: 75kr, concessions available.

Three Perspectives on Everyday Life.
Ends March 2
This exhibition takes familiar objects from our daily lives and approaches them with an artistic mind-set, creating a whole new universe of ideas. Each group of objects is set up in three different ways, constantly changing your perspective and opening you up to new experiences.

Cupboards, Cabinets and Chests
Ends Dec 31
This exhibition takes a walk through the history of cupboards, cabinets and chests, recognising the pieces that stood out in design, craft, and materials. It includes more than 60 pieces that have influenced design as we know it today.      

Ends March 30
The word storage gets a whole new meaning in this enlightening exhibition, which pushes what we know about storage to the very edge. There is only one limitation: nothing can be screwed into the floor, ceiling or wall. However, this restriction is turned into an opportunity to unfold the annually held Storage Maker Exhibition. MN

Concert Hall, Allegade 2, Helsingør; Fri Feb 7, 20:00; tickets 115kr, www.kulturvaerftet.dk

Danish aspiring indie music star Søren Løkke Juul, aka Indians, will perform a concert in collaboration with the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra. RS

Lucky Dragons
Bastarden, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph C; Mon Feb 10, 20:00; tickets 80kr, www.billetto.dk

LA-based experimental duo Lucky Dragons (Luke Fischbeck and Sarah Rara), who are  known for their unique style, will be performing an avant garde show set in a Shakespeare play at the Bastarden culture house. Starting the show are Danish impro group Nikolas. MN

Frederiksberg Runddel, Frederiksberg: Sun Feb 9, 16:00; free adm

Here’s a chance to brush up on your ice skating skills, whilst enjoying the music of wonderfully bizarre Danish folk band, Spillemændene, who will be playing alongside the rink. The whole concert is financially supported by Frederiksberg Council, so it’s free of charge! MN