Nordic Cool 2013: Danish Dance Theatre
One of the foremost contemporary dance companies in Scandinavia, Copenhagen's Danish Dance Theatre makes its Kennedy Center debut with the U.S. premiere of Love Songs, which revolves around a cinema noir universe.
- Mar. 1 - 2, 2013
- Terrace Theater
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Tim Rushton, Artistic Director
Love Songs (U.S. Premiere)
Part of Nordic Cool 2013.
KENNEDY CENTER DEBUT
"With a seemingly endless catalog of original dance moves, it's safe to say this won't be the last time we get to enjoy this inventive company."
One of the foremost contemporary dance companies in Scandinavia, Copenhagen's Danish Dance Theatre has a strong repertoire that is in demand all over the world, and is continually producing new works to both audience and media acclaim. Artistic Director Tim Rushton's individual style and close collaboration with the dancers bridges many boundaries of style and technique. He has developed a unique ability to reflect the nuances of human emotions and relationships in his work.
Love Songs revolves around a cinema noir universe--after the party and into the early hours--when the night turns into dawn. It is last call for a dance and a song. The room exudes sensuality and the dancers are longing for love, with everything it implies--like joy, pain, anticipation and disappointment. The music, composed of cherished jazz classics originally sung by Ella, Louis, Billie, and Sarah, is reinterpreted in a new taped version by Denmark's great jazz artist Caroline Henderson.
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Nordic Cool 2013's dance engagements are supported by the Nordic Culture Fund.
Danish Dance Theater is presented in cooperation with Ice Hot Nordic Dance Platform and
The Joyce Theater, New York.
Nordic Cool 2013 is presented in cooperation with
and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
The Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, and Barbro Osher
Major support is provided by the Honorable Bonnie McElveen-Hunter,
Mrs. Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Dr. Glen Nelson, the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation,
David M. Rubenstein, and the State Plaza Hotel.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.