Never short of ideas
Looking to get out of the house – but not exactly outdoors? Festival opportunities (and indoor ones, at that) abound with this week's events.
CPH Shortfilm Festival
The shorts festival is back – check out next week’s InOut for more details. Day one includes a presentation made by one of the UK’s most active collectivist cinemas, The Star & Shadow from 19:00, and then highlights from the Hamburg International Short Film Festival from 21:00. All of the films have English subtitles and the tickets go on sale from 17:30 every night.
Husets Bio, Magstræde 14, 2, Cph K; starts Thu (Feb 21), ends Feb 24; 50kr per show, 75kr per night, festival pass: 250kr; www.csff.dk
‘The Roads Around’ Mini-Festival
This ten-in-one deal at the Karen Blixen Museum will centre on the idea of achieving greatness – and self-awareness – late in life. Blixen herself did not attain fame until she was near 50, and the ten female artists featured in this show are all in similar stages of their lives. A wide variety of expression will be represented, from sound art by Katrine Ring to clothing design by Anne Damgaard. The rhetorician Barbara Læssøe Stephensen, sculptor Tina Maria Nielsen, author Janne Teller and five others will make this exhibition a journey into identity. Maybe you will question yours.
Karen Blixen Museum, Rungsted Strandvej 111, Rungsted Kyst; ends April 1; Wed-Fri 13:00-16:00, Sat & Sun 11:00-16:00, closed Feb 23 & 24; 60kr; www.blixen.dk
This festival presents a wide selection of new video artwork both curated and selected via an open call. The festival includes performances and off-site opportunities to watch video art. It is an ambitious presentation of the best of new video work from local and international artists now in its third year. The festival includes the world premiere of Danish artist Pia Rönicke’s new video about Los Angeles.
Nikolaj Kunsthal, Nikolaj Plads 10, Cph K; starts Feb 7, ends March 3; open Tue-Sun 12:00-17:00; www.nikolajkunsthal.dk
For just 200 kroner, you get to see two short ballets (José Limons’s macho Native American stomp The Unsung and Wayne McGregor’s acrobatic Chroma) and excerpts from La Bayadere, which is returning in March after a winter break. Given that all the seats are the same price – from the stalls to the galleries – you might snatch a couple of seats that would normally set you back more than 1,000 kroner. The programme, back for a third successive year, is well-chosen to both introduce novices to the ballet and please regular ballet-goers.
Gamle Scene, Kongens Nytorv, Cph K; starts Fri, ends March 1, performances on Sat, Tue, Wed, Feb 22, Feb 23, Feb 26, Feb 27, Feb 28, March 1; tickets 200kr; duration: 125 mins; www.kglteater.dk