OPEN STAGE is an informal free space where performing artists can try out their ideas for the audience. The performers are physical artists, selected via an open call in the spring, who work with circus, dance, theater, puppet theater, or cross several art forms.

The first OPEN STAGE will be held on Friday 18 June, and is a recurring event.


Det Fynske Dansekompagni with: Work in progress: INTUITION

Poems by Dan Turèll and Inger Christensen meet musical synthesizer universe in this absurd and uplifting dance performance about the intuitive. Meet Det Fynske Dansekompagni in vacuum cleaner tango, shopping channel and erotic slow motion to Händel while the rationale crackles. A performance for young people and adults which premiered at Teater Momentum on 19 May 2021. Excerpts from INTUITION.

Choreographer: Cirkeline Dahl Bondesen
Dancers: Cecilie Schyth Kjær, Christina Dyekjær, Viola Dröse, Linn Fletcher & Cirkeline Dahl Bondesen
Composer: Peter Kohlmetz Møller
Lighting design: Brian Cord’homme
Costume design: Nanna Bernholm
Producer: Det Fynske Dansekompagni
Assistant: Anna Ting

Andrea Albernaz_ Isla Collective with: CASA

CASA Project is an artistic collaboration between the actress Andrea Albernaz and the director and dramaturg Georges Perla. This project arises after the need of the actress to be able to tell her history, the history of the houses and places where she has lived, using her memories, sometimes confusing, often messy, to create the narrative and dramaturgy of the story. The current moment in which we have lived is not neglected either: a global pandemic, the isolation, confinement and being an inhabitant of our most intimate solitudes.

Idea: Andrea Albernaz & Georges Perla
Director and playwright: Georges Perla
Co-instructor: Juliana Appel
Pr & Communication: Elena Stanciu

Ida Langkilde with: PRÆSENS

Ida Langkilde has roots in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she found her love for the circus. Since then, she has experimented to explore the potential of circus. She has worked a lot with site-specific performances and she always wants to weave in themes that are close to her. This show will be focused on musik and have a selection of different material that she creates for OPEN STAGE. Her interdisciplinarity will form the core, while she will try to challenge herself and the audience’s presence.

Performer: Ida Langkilde

MOTUS with: The Unexpected

“Motus”, are Circus Playground’s own local artists who train weekly at DYNAMO Some do it alongside work, while others perform with Cirque Du Soleil. This evening they have chosen to show you what they are working on. They describe their number like this. The Unexpected ”A mix of classic circus disciplines. “Flips and Whips” in a cocktail of improvisation and extreme precision.

Cast: Daniel Hamre, Frederik Bertelsen, Emil Korfitz, Morten Bo Hytteballe, Mathias Falkenberg.

David Enoch Sosman with: Musical bartender juggling

David Enoch Sosman is the 8th generation of a partly Danish and French circus family. His father was a well-known French clown and comedian and his mother a well-known trapeze artist from the family behind Cirkus Dannebrog. At the age of 12, David began to practice the art of juggling. David has traveled the world with his juggling number and won several international awards. In 2016, David was in connection with a show in Rome, and was invited to the Vatican to perform for the Pope.

Now David wants to perform a new and original act – a musical bartender juggling number where he juggles and balances with bottles and glasses. During the piece, David uses classic circus elements and ties it together into a modern act.

Copenhagen International Arts Collective with: Midsummer Solos:
Misty Heather / Cherry Blossoms / Wilting Flowers

Midsummer Solos is a multidisciplinary project, where the ephemerality of choreography inspire a selection of physical artworks created by the participating dancers. The bodily and the material in conversation with each other, rooted in Nordic folk and neoclassical steps.

In this sharing, audiences will get a taster of the project, when Copenhagen International Arts Collective test the three short solos in front of an audience for the first time. Each solo is inspired by imagery taken from landscapes and allows the soft and feminine to take up space as a contrast to the toughness of the world.  

Copenhagen International Arts Collective gathers international and local artists in a producing community in Copenhagen.

Work by Rachel Kealy

Feelings are, by definition, hard to put into words. Anxiety lives among us, but can we tell who is panicking? Are we panicking? Shifting between fear and reaching out towards the light, Rachael takes you on a journey in an attempt to capture the kind of panic we can sometimes feel, but rarely see. 

Rachael is an Irish aerial artist training with The Circus Playground at Dynamo, she is a hula hooper and marine biologist living living in Denmark. She spends many hours researching the complexity of everyone’s favourite animal, the sponge. She is sensitive to changes in people around her and wishes we would express our panic more often, instead of in silence.

OPEN STAGE is presented in collaboration with The Circus Playground.

Free admission – book your ticket in advance.