The elusive nature of a mirror’s materiality

May 20th, 2016

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(photo: Ryan McGilchrist)

Shaken Mirror

May 28-June 4, 20:00 (May 29, 15:00); Sankt Annæ Plads 36, Cph K; 95-395kr, kglteater.dk; 90 mins

The title poem of Søren Ulrik Thomsen’s latest anthology, Shaken Mirror, attempts to describe a beloved’s look, inaccurately distorted through the elusive nature of a mirror’s materiality.

The poem demonstrates the limits of language itself when the poet fails to truthfully capture a specific moment in time. Kim Brandstrup’s ballet continues where language cannot, and in the movement of Brandstrup’s dancers the words of one of Denmark’s most beloved poets begins to take form on the theatre’s stage.

Award-winning Kim Brandstrup is renowned for his work with the Royal Ballet and English National Ballet. (AC)

Come Fly Away
May 21-June 2; Opera House Ekvipagemestervej 10, Cph K; 75-595kr, kglteater.dk; 105 mins

Broadway hit Come Fly Away is back for a third consecutive season to celebrate Frank Sinatra’s musical prowess. Choreographer Twyla Tharp sets the singer’s best-loved songs to dance for this dazzling performance. (AC)

May 26-28; Dansehallerne, Pasteursvej 20, Cph V; 125kr, dansehallerne.dk; 80 mins

German dancer Antoinette Helbing and Finnish dance and video artist Taneli Torma join together to form Re-dream, an exploration of the way the two creatives personally deal with dreams and visions of the future. (AC)


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