Late May Performance: Blood, swans and tears

Swan Blood
May 9-20, 20:00; Republique, Østerfælled Torv 37, Cph Ø; 95-195kr,
Since its inception in 2009, Republique has reinvented and reimagined theatre as we know it, questioning conventional limitations.

This new guest performance featuring Reumert award-winning actor Olaf Højgaard is reminiscent of Black Swan, as Højgaard gives voice and body to the tortured story of the great 20th century Danish ballet dancer Erik Bruhn.

Featuring live music by saxophonist Mads Ole Rode Erhardsen interspersed with footage of Bruhn in action, Højgaard animates Bruhn’s struggle by balancing a passionate hunger for art and the inner workings of a talented yet conflicted mind.

Play Reading at the Globe
May 15, 18:30-21:00; The Globe, Nørregade 45, Cph K;
The Copenhagen Theatre Circle invites theatre enthusiasts of all ages and levels of experience to come and participate in their readings at the popular Irish pub. Or, if you’re feeling bashful, watch and enjoy!

May 13-June 10, Tue-Sat 20:00, Sun 15:00; Operaen, Ekvipagemestervej 10, Cph K; 125-795kr,; 160 mins
Something wicked this way comes … if you’re a Shakespeare lover, you must experience Verdi’s interpretation of his tragedy of power, hunger, love, destiny and ultimate catastrophe.

Dangerous Liaisons
May 27-June 3, Tue-Sat 20:00 Sun 15:00; Sankt Annæ Plads 36, Cph K; 95-475kr,; 120 mins
English choreographer Carthy Marston guides the adaptation of the erotic French classic, highlighting the juicy tale’s themes of innocence, gossip, lies and seduction.