Established in 1981, Danish Dance Theatre is the foremost contemporary dance company in Scandinavia. Led by Birmingham-born artistic director Tim Rushton since 2001, the company is in demand all over the world and performs to huge international acclaim. We are delighted to welcome the company to the UK for the first time to help celebrate their 30th Anniversary.
Rushton’s unique choreography, which combines the classical lines of ballet with the power of modern dance, captivates audiences and can be seen in all three pieces being performed tonight.
Enigma, with music by Mathias Friis-Hansen, layers powerful, beautiful and sensual duets as the dancers strive to understand each other. CaDance is an exciting testosterone-fuelled competition between the 5 male dancers, driven by live music by Andy Pape. In Kridt (Chalk), an award winning work from 2005 based on Peteris Vasks’s exquisite suite for strings Musica Adventus and the texts of Ecclesiastes, a man on the verge of death remembers his life, told by the people he has known.
“Tim Rushton has a movement language that is controlled, unhurried and precise… Supremely elegant and intelligent.” The Australian
“Tim Rushton’s dances strike like a thunderclap.” The Boston Globe
“One of those breathtaking moments for which every dance fan hopes” Boston Herald (Kridt)
UK tour is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the Danish Arts Council Committee for the Performing Arts. Danish Dance Theatre is supported by the Danish Ministry of Culture.