With a strong vision of touching and engaging a diverse audience with passion, innovation and unique collaboration of artists Copenhagen Dance Arts is constantly searching for new perspectives on topical themes. Copenhagen Dance Arts produces performances, films and events on Danish and international grounds – Often in a vivid universe uniting dance and new technologies.
Copenhagen Dance Arts was established in 2005. The artistic directors, Lotte Sigh and Morten Innstrand has collaborated with and been commissioned by a long range of institutions; The Royal Danish Ballet, Intradance in Russia, Copenhagen Music Theatre, National Gallery of Denmark, Danish Broadcasting Cooperation, Dies De Dansa in Barcelona, D-CAF Egypt, Pantera Chamber Ballet in Russia, TV2, 2entertain in Sweden, NordicOpera Denmark, Regional Theatre West Sweden, National Museum of Denmark etc.
Work has been presented at Østre Gasværk Theatre Denmark, Picasso Museum in Barcelona, The Royal Danish Ballet, The Library of Alexandria in Egypt, Almada Dance Festival in Portugal, China Theatre in Stockholm, National Gallery of Denmark, Tivoli Concert Hall, Music Theatre Aarhus, Music Theatre in Holstebro, Royal Cast Collection in Denmark, HC Andersen Festivals, Dansehallerne, Copenhagen Music Theatre, CCCB in Barcelona, Grieghallen in Bergen Norway, Carl Nielsen Salen in Odense Denmark.
The institution was founded i 2005 by Morten Innstrand and Lotte Sigh and has since then produced and co-produced a long line of performances and events in both Denmark and abroad. The goal for Copenhagen Dance Arts is to be the front runner for promoting and developing contemporary dance.
Copenhagen International Dance Festival was launched in 2019 as an annual event taking place every March, April & May making room for world-class dance to challenge Copenhagen with originality and artistic power. Read more about CIDF here.
As part of the vision to strengthen and develop dance as an art form, Copenhagen Dance Arts established Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School which offers different professional programmes for the new generations of highly ambitious international dancers.
Copenhagen Contemporary Dance School opened in 2005 and train and educate approximately 30 dancers a year.
The board of Copenhagen Dance Arts is formed by Head of Board and Director of Aasted ApS Henrik Svendsen, Board member and Director at Center for Fertility Abelone Tholstrup Stein and Board member and Executive Director of National Gallery Denmark Hanne Støvring.