August Performance: Pirouetting at the police station

Summer Dance

Aug 11-17, 20:30, Aug 16-17, 14:30; Politigården, Cph V; free adm, seat reservation 60kr;

The architectural pearl of the Copenhagen Police Headquarters provides an arresting backdrop for 90 awe-inspiring minutes of modern dance.

Guest performers include flamboyant Flamenco artiste Selena Munoz, Israeli choreographer Idan Sharabi, the Royal Ballet, Tivoli’s pantomime theatre and a sneak preview of Stravinsky’s The Firebird by Dansk Danseteater.

The atmosphere is unique and over the years the event has become a true highlight of the contemporary dance year.

Make sure you get there early and grab a seat on the free floor cushions, or book a seat online. (PS)

Open Air Opera & Ballet

(photo: Costin Radu)
(photo: Costin Radu)

Aug 8; Rosenborg Castle, Cph K; free adm;

The annual event in the grounds of the beautiful Rosenborg Castle is a must for all ballet lovers. Ahead of its new season, the Royal Ballet performs highlights of the last one. Bring a picnic and wine. (LK)

International choreography competition

(photo: Barry Goyette)
(photo: Barry Goyette)

Aug 8; Dansehallerne, Pasteursvej 20, Cph V;

As the 8th Copenhagen International Choreography Competition heats up, a jury will pick four pieces to take part in a gala performance alongside new works by previous winners. (LK)

Made in Berlin

(photo: Adagio Stag)
(photo: Adagio Stag)

Sep 10, 20:00; MusikTeatret Albertslund; Bibliotekstorvet 1-3, Albertslund; 275-350kr; 120 mins;

Berlin’s famous Wintergarden Varieté is coming to shake up Albertslund’s charming little theatre with avant-garde acrobatics, ballet, music, humour and dance. (LK)