Open for membership application season 22/23

This is the time of year when we open applications for membership in 22/23. Season 22/23 runs as usual from August-June and costs 1.200 kr. Find more information and an application form here: https://www.forsoegsstationen.dk/membership/ Applications are open now, but please do not transfer funds until you have received approval for membership. However, if you wish…

Platform d.3/6

The image is from the presentation of the Somatography experiment The Lab station held its last platform of the year on 3 June ’22. Seven very interesting and different experiments were presented – several based on dance/choreography, several focusing on climate – all with something important at heart, whether it was a big existential question…

Study group in May

In May, the Forsøgsstationen hosted a study course in European avant-garde theatre with the instructor and cand. Marc van der Velden.   Pictures and films from the interesting period 1890-1930 were shown, rum was drunk and there was a discussion about what the avant-garde was then, what it is now and how the avant-garde of…

Platform on 10 December 2021

  On 10 December, we held the last Platform at the Experimental Station in 2021. Platform is an artistic exchange of experience in word and practice between experimental projects, where we both exchange in small groups to get to the core of the individual experimental work, but subsequently in a common plenary also seek to…

King Kung Fu at TEOM

We are excited to invite you to yet another very special Teach Each Other Monday. Our guest next Monday is Henrik Vestergaard, who you know as one of the masterminds of Live Art Danmark. But did you know that Henrik has also studied Kung Fu for the last 20 years or so? With King Kung…

New names on Dance platform

Dear dancer/choreographer/physical performer at Forsøgsstationen. The Dance Platform is an initiative for members at Forsøgsstationen, with the aim to give dancers, choreographers and physical performers a weekly platform dedicated for training, artistic exchange and networking. Every Wednesday between 7 and 10 pm the hole year through, a studio is set aside for this purpose. Dancers…

NEW FRONTIERS, Thursday 28th of October from 17.00 to 19.00

  In collaboration with Forsøgsstationen / The Lab Station, Glad Theatre and Complicité invites you to the sharing of the investigations and explorations made in the Artistic Development Workshop NEW FRONTIERS The sharing takes place at Forsøgsstationen, Thursday 28th of October, from 17.00 to19.00 What happens if artists approach creativity like they are explorers, astrophysicists,…

Dance Platform

    Dear dancer/choreographer/physical performer at Forsøgsstationen. The Dance Platform is an initiative for members at Forsøgsstationen, with the aim to give dancers, choreographers and physical performers a weekly platform dedicated for training, artistic exchange and networking. Every Wednesday between 7 and 10 pm the hole year through, a studio is set aside for this…

New members evening on 7/10 17-20

Dear member. Join us on Thursday 7 October from 5-8pm for the first members’ evening of the 21/22 season, where you can exchange artistic ideas and thoughts with other performing artists at the Forsøgsstationen. Hear about the latest news at the Experimental Station. Watch a film about recent attempts. Talk about yourself and what you…

Fully booked

We have closed the registration for new members at the Experimental Station for the 2020/21 season.It is great that there is so much interest in our halls, activities and experimental opportunities and therefore we must unfortunately say no to more members.

TEACH EACH OTHER in October

B&W offer Teach Each Other Mondays throughout the 2020/21 season. Come and take a look inside the creative mind of a different artist on 12 Monday mornings during the 2020/21 season. For our second Teach Each Other Monday we are happy to welcome Columbian performance artist David Sebastian Lopez Restrepo. He will offer you a…

Fully booked

We have now closed the registration for new members at the Experimental Station for the 2020/21 season.It is great that there is so much interest in our halls, activities and experimental opportunities and therefore we must unfortunately say no to more members.

Teach Each Other Mondays

Monday morning: art and coffee Start your week with other artists and get an insight into their creative practice, get coffee, conversation about artistic processes, knowledge sharing, networking and free croissants. It all starts on. 7 September 2020 at 9am, where B&W invite you to their inaugural event of their brand new series of Teach…

New administrator from 17 August

The new administrator at the Experimental Station will be Charlotte Rindom, who will take up the post on 17 August 2020. For several years, Charlotte has helped the Research Station with fund applications and administrative tasks. We look forward to welcoming Charlotte after the summer holidays. Charlotte replaces Lise Aagaard Knudsen who has been employed…

Choir project starts in August

Our seasonal experiment“Silence, Pause, Audience Memories” managed to have its first choir rehearsal on Friday 6 March. Composer Peter Bruun and choirmaster Erik Jakobsson introduced the audience to the newly composed work. Peter and Erik also formed the musical power-team at Lyden af Publikum, the season experiment in 2016/17, where we played at the Royal…

Office available in the old cinema

One of Forsøgsstation’s attractive offices has become vacant as of 1 September 2020. The rent is DKK 3,826 per month. Forsøgsstationen is a workshop for professional performing arts and IN THE SERVICE OF EXPERIMENT. With that as our main purpose, we make the house available to members, our ‘residents’ with offices and tenants in the…

Then it is true! We open on 2 June.

We are pleased to announce the reopening of the Experimental Station to members on Tuesday 2 June. We comply with the guidelines issued, which we have summarised and translated for our house. Members will be notified by email with the rules shortly. We recommend that members limit their stay in the house so that they…

Training cancelled until 10 May

Due to Covid-19, there will be no activities at the Experimental Station until 10 May. The training schedule with dance on Monday evening, GAGA on Tuesday evening and Thursday morning and voice training on Wednesday will therefore not take place during this period. The administration works from home, so it is still possible to get…

Collective processes v/FDD

Forsøgsstationen is the setting for this event with the Association of Danish Dramatists on Saturday 22 February at 15:30-17:30. The Association of Danish Playwrights (FDD) will hold its annual general meeting, and in this context there will be a panel discussion with the theme “Collective Processes”. The panel includes: Solveig Gade (Professor of Performing Arts…

Film screening and GAGA classes

In cooperation with Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival, a programme of GAGA dance will be presented on Sunday 1 March. Teachers are Siri Wolthoorn (DK) and Kari Vig Petersen (DK, N). Description from the Festival programme: Not everyone is into dancing but many, and more and more are. Around the world, Gaga dance has taken hold…

Change of shift 1 February

As of 1 February, we have a change of administrator, as Rikke Giselsson is leaving. Therefore, from February there is a new face in the office. Lise Aagaard Knudsen will be in charge of the administrative tasks until the summer. However, Lise is not entirely new to the house, as she has worked for the…

Viewing Friday 17 January

The experiment “The Laughing Game” led by Antionette Helbing invites you to a screening on Friday 17 January at 14.00 in the Camera room here at the Experimental Station. The invitation reads as follows: Sharing Session “The Laughing Game” by Antoinette Helbing On Friday the 17th of January at 14:00-15:00 Antoinette invites for an informal…

Thanks for last

Thank you to everyone for contributions, greetings, gifts and good mood at the party last Saturday where we celebrated that it is now 10 years since we first put the key in the door at Sdr. Boulevard 81. Here’s a photo-potpourri of the day and the evening’s various presentations and speeches. Photographer is Poul Storm.…

Newsletter November 2019

There’s news from the old cinema in the box. Here is a direct link to the newsletter. Read about exciting new trials (including viewing open to all) and some good news about the upcoming 10th anniversary celebration on 7 December. There is also information about the annual Nadine George workshop and a reminder about the…

Platform Friday 13.12.

On Friday 13 December from 17-21, we will hold the biannual platform where the ‘experiments’ will share their experiences with each other and with the other participants. It is not only for those who are currently participating in a given season but also for others – artists and art lovers – members and non-members. It…

Reading 30 November

Our member Rasmus Pold is hosting the event which will be held on Saturday 30 November at 5pm. The event consists of a reading of a new play followed by a dialogue with the actors and scriptwriter. Admission is free. “The actors give voice to 5 characters in a tragicomic text with lyrical passages and…

News about seasonal trials

Our seasonal experiment “Silence, Pause and Audience Memories” is in full preparation. Composer Peter Bruun is composing, and Øyvind Kirchhoff is recruiting for the choir, which will start rehearsing early in the new year. Several members of the former LYDEN AF PUBLIKUM team have already signed up, which we are very proud of! We are…

SNEAKPEEK Into the Unknown

Our talented video documentarian Helle Lyshøj, who was also behind the camera for our film on“THE SOUND OF THE PUBLIC” and last season’s working demonstration“WHAT IS AN INQUIRY“, has been at work again. Together with Lotte Faarup, she is putting the finishing touches to “INTO THE UNKNOWN” – the site to be launched at the…

10 year birthday

Then it is quite true. We’re having a party on Saturday 7 December here in the old cinema to celebrate 10 years of the Experimental Station! And everyone is invited to celebrate this anniversary with us. We start already at 4 pm with a reception, and there will be lots of fun and games, not…

BMC workshop in the autumn holidays

We have the pleasure of hosting another exciting workshop during the autumn holidays. It is a BMC workshop entitled “Breathing in water” with Ayelet Yekutiel (Israel) on Tuesday 15 October from 10-13. The price is 200 kr. – there are a limited number of places. Registration to Birgitte.lundtoft@gmail.com There are a number of free places…

GAGA autumn

Here’s the update on the GAGA classes this fall. There are some planned cancellations as shown in the table below. There will be an extra class with guest teacher Alvin Collantes on Saturday, October 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m. (last Saturday of fall break). Week 41: Tuesday 8/10:NORMAL, Thursday 10/10 CANCELLED Week 42: Tuesday 15/10:NORMAL, Thursday 17/10…

News about voice training

News about voice training As a novelty we have decided to make the first Wednesday of the month ‘entrance’ for members who have not worked with the technique before. The other times assume that you have worked with Nadine George’s technique before. Read more about the work here. *) ‘Newcomers’ who have never worked with…

Newsletter published

The first newsletter of the season is now on the air. Thank you very much – there are many little treats! News about exciting and wild experiments with Svend E. Kristensen / Sew Flunk Fury Wit and Sara Gebran. There is also a video where Øyvind talks about the summer workshop with Nadine George.

Have a great summer!

Before we close the cinema for this season, we wish a good summer to those of you who follow our fortunes. We’ll be back after the holidays on August 1. Today, 26 June, we have allowed some forward-looking activities – and therefore we have a nice visit from choirmaster Erik Jakobsson and composer Peter Bruun.…

Newsletter June 2019

The June newsletter is out – read about our upcoming celebration of 10 years in the old cinema! And get a sneak peek of our new administrator Rikke Giselssson who starts after the holidays and replaces Dorte Burmester Wium until she comes back after maternity leave. Link to mailchimp here.

Platform Friday 14 June 17-21

There will be a “Platform” on Friday 14 June from 17-21, followed by dinner. Platform is an artistic exchange of experience in word and practice between experimental projects, where we both exchange in small groups to get to the core of the individual experimental work, but subsequently in a common plenary also seek to talk…

Masterclass ReFocusMethod

On the weekend of 15. -16 June a masterclass by actor and theatre educator Tony Grahn (S) will be held in ReFocusMethod. Places are still available so take the opportunity to get to know this technique, developed from the theatre teacher and actor Andris Blekte‘s (1923-2007) relaxation technique for actors. About the method: “How to…

Many thanks to the Danish Arts Foundation

We have just received a grant of 150,000 from the Danish Arts Foundation for audience development in an artistic context under the project titles “Silence”, “Pause” and “Audience memories”. More information on these and other new projects will follow. Among other things, there will be several events during CPH Stage, where we invite the public…

Maternity replacement sought

The Research Station is looking for a maternity leave replacement for our administrator from 1 August 2019 to 30 June 2020. The position is half-time (19 hours/week) and the scope of work is: – Responsibility for the day-to-day running of the house including: liaison with authorities, board, house owner and house staff. – Responsibility for…

Open for membership application

The experimental station has had to take a break from accepting new members for a while. We are now accepting applications for membership again. Read more about the specific conditions of membership here. However, you cannot register for the rest of this season (which ends on 30 June) alone – you must also register for…

Happy Easter

The office will be on Easter break next week. We will be back on Tuesday 23 April. The usual training does not run during holidays, but GAGA is an exception during Easter, when there is both GAGA Tuesday evening from 20-21 and Thursday morning from 8:30-9:30. Greetings. Members train for free.

CPH STAGE 2019

The programme for CPH STAGE 2019 rolls out today and we’re there like last year! See more by clicking on the titles: OPEN HOUSE THE ACTOR AND THE ÜBERMARIONETTE the sound of the audience in the cinema Or go to our overall programme page here.

Big thanks to the BIKUBENFONDEN

We are pleased and proud to announce that the Bikuben Foundation has accepted our application for 300,000 DKK in grants for the continued experimental work with audience development in an artistic context under the project titles: “Silence”, “Pause” and “Audience Memories”. The sound of the audience was a great success from which we learned many…

Training update

GAGA people – NEW WEEKS AND TIMES Gagahas moving day after New Year. There will be morning training on Thursday at 8:30-9:30 instead of Tuesday and evening class will move from Wednesday to Tuesday at 20-21 (also new time! – before it was 19-20). NOTE: No GAGA on Thursday 24 January. On the other hand,…

Platform on 14 December

The next platform will take place on Friday 14 December 2018 from 17-21 at the Experimental Station. Platform is an artistic exchange of experience in word and practice between experimental projects, where we both exchange in small groups to get to the core of the individual experimental work, but subsequently in a common plenary also…

The deadline is approaching

The registration deadline is approaching for the quality seminar on 24 November: How do you talk about quality in theatre? Seminar on experiences and new visions for quality work in theatre Saturday d. 24 November 10 – 17 at the Experimental Station The experimental station holds a seminar on the concept of quality in theatre.…

Autumn holidays

As usual, the office will be closed during the autumn holidays in week 42. We will be back on Monday 22 October. However, we haven’t closed the house – and there will be plenty of people in the house in the coming week. Please note that there will be no voice training or dancing with…

Newsletter August 2018

The first newsletter for the 18/19 season has been sent out. Here you can read about the Patras anniversary party, new exciting experiments and the season’s trainings! Lin to newsletter here. If you do not yet subscribe to the Experimental Station newsletter, you can sign up via this link.  

Quality seminar

Saturday d. On November 24, 18, Forsøgsstationen in Copenhagen will hold a seminar on the concept of quality in theatre. Inspired by the work of the quality committees in the children’s and youth environment in the 80s and 90s, and sensing a growing need in the theatre community to (re)find a qualified language around criticism,…

Our programme at CPH Stage!

CPH Stage is officially underway and we are working hard to get ready for our part of the party, the Open House from Monday 4 June. We hope to see a lot of happy and curious people at GAGA, coffee and good talks, reunions with LYDEN AF PUBLIKUM and relaxing breaks in the installation “I…

Story play at Sagnlandet and in Singapore

Jesper la Cour from the Storytelling Theatre is organising a storytelling seminar next Friday 25 May together with Sagnlandet. Invitation is available here. It takes place in Sagnlandet ahead of a weekend of “Storytelling Days” where storytellers from all over the country perform. Read more about the programme here. Jesper has developed the Story Play…

Trial participants sought

During our Open House at CPH Stage, Nordic Performance Art works with young people in the project “Young Nature Wild”. There is still room for school classes 5th and up. The project is supported by the Danish Arts Council’s House Artist Scheme and the City of Copenhagen’s Åbenskole. Therefore, it is free for students to…

Consultation response on reform

In connection with the Ministry of Culture’s consultation on the future of the performing arts, the Experimental Station has submitted a consultation response. Excerpt: Read our full answer here. It can also be read on the Ministry of Culture’s website, where you can find out about the key points and perspectives of various actors in…

Visit of “Zenobia”

We have just had the pleasure of Andreas Dawe and his crew for their first exploration of the work Zenobia. They have been working in this house for the last 3 weeks. Andreas explains the project here: “”Zenobia” is a 2016 award-winning Danish graphic novel by Morten Dürr and Lars Horneman about a Syrian girl,…

Blog post by H.C. Gimbel

Read the latest blog post written by H.C. Gimbel – about one of Mette Bock’s key issues. H.C. gets to the heart of the talent-elite issue and calls for answers from the Minister of Culture clarifying the concepts. He provides a sharp and highly relevant analysis of how the concept of education has changed over…

Exchange seminar “artistic research”

We have just had the pleasure of co-hosting a 3-day exchange seminar between Dramaturgy at Aarhus University, Theatre and Performance Studies at Copenhagen University, Forsøgsstationen and The Danish School of Performing Arts. The theme this year was “artistic research” and the students from the programmes had the opportunity to learn about the traditions and practices…

Shakespeare Lab at the museum

Rikke Liljenberg and the team from the Shakespeare experiment will perform at the Gammelgaard Museum this weekend in connection with the exhibition “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by the sculptor Pontus Kjerrman. The team will perform excerpts from the play on Saturday 24 March at 15.00 and on Sunday 25 March at 15.00. It’s free to…

Vesterbro Theatre Festival 2018

On Friday and Saturday there are performances and workshops in connection with the Vesterbro Theatre Festival 2018. Friday d. 9 March at 10 a.m. plays the performance“Bjowulf” with Jesper la Cour Andersen and Troels Kirk Ejsing (Det Fortællende Teater) followed by a workshop and on Saturday at 3 pm the theatre Patrasket plays their brand…

Newsletter January

The newsletter for January 2018 is out… Among other things, there is a unique opportunity for a place at the annual workshop with Nadine George. Details of the workshop can also be found here.     Read the newsletter here. Or read one of the previous newsletters here.  

“Sleep-over” attempt

Vera Maeder / Hello!earth is back with an experiment The Night (2) – and in this context they would like to invite interested parties to participate in the experiment: “From the 5. to 6 February we’ll do an open sharing/overnight: we’ll gather at 8pm on the 5th of February and it’ll end at 9am the…

Reverse – dress rehearsal!

Here is the invitation from the New Circus Company Cikaros & Theatre Kimone: “Invitation to general rehearsal! We have now for 4 weeks rumsteret in Wittmark and now on Saturday the. 27 January at 13.00 we have a dress rehearsal of Reverse – A dance acrobatic game with the reverse for 3-6 year olds. We’d…

Happy hustle!

We’re in full swing for January! Training and various projects are underway. We soon have the pleasure of member trials with Vera Maeder (The Night number 2) who works at night! (it starts in week 4) and in week 5 Jesper la Cour has again gathered the team of the Storyplay 3 experiment for their…

Mask work – guest teacher!

We’re back after a much-needed holiday. The house is in full swing and already tomorrow Friday 5.1. there will be mask work on the programme in Boulevarden from 9-10:30. Guests can participate for a fee of 50 DKK at the office. It is free for members to attend. Since Øyvind Kirchhoff in production will be…

Mention of main experiment in Teateravisen

Then there is again mention of the experimental work and what it brings to current performing arts work. Øyvind Kirchhoff is interviewed in Teateravisen about the experimental work that gave new insights into the possibilities of the puppet and actor – exemplified in the work on the development of the performance Fox. Read the article…

Christmas greetings

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the old cinema! Dear members, colleagues, friends of the Experimental Station! We will not go on Christmas holiday without wishing that Christmas may bring you all good moments and closeness with those close to you. We look forward to next year – and hope that you will continue…

Platform tomorrow at 17-21

It’s time for the second and final Platform of the year. Artists who have made experiments here at the Experimental Station over the past six months share their experiences and discoveries with each other and others who are interested in taking a look at the ‘working workshops’. It is tomorrow Friday 15 December at 17-21…

Christmas in the old cinema – come to Platform

Christmas is approaching and we are preparing for the Christmas party on Saturday 9 December where we will celebrate Christmas with the ‘residents’ of the house and members of the Experimental Station. Platform In addition to this festive event, we also have the Platform before Christmas peace descends. It’s Friday 15 December from 5-9pm –…

November newsletter out

There’s news from the old cinema. Read the newsletter here. Watch the open laboratory of the main experiment – where the Experimental Station in collaboration with the Danish Performing Arts School Copenhagen has thrown students of the actor training and professional actors into a joint study of ‘the scenographic actor’. We have made a small…

Come to open ShakespeareLab on Sunday!

Here is the invitation from Rikke Liljenberg who has done ShakespeareLab experiments this autumn: Help us with the last part of our Shakespeare attempt. Come to the open Shakespeare Sunday Lab. We need guests! This autumn, Shakespeare Sunday Lab has been running as an experiment, where the focus has been to see if there is…

Come to the open lab of the main experiment

In connection with the main experiment The Scenographic Actor, the Danish School of Performing Arts and the Experimental Station would like to invite you to an open laboratory: FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER 16-17:30 in Boulevarden. Download invitation here. The experiment “The scenographic actor” is an investigation of the external technique, as a way to a new…

The main trial is just around the corner!

The third part of the main experiment “THE ACTOR AND THE OVER-MARION” – entitled ‘The Scenographic Actor‘ – takes place just after the autumn holidays from 23 to 27 October 2017. It is a collaborative project between the Danish School of Performing Arts and Forsøgsstationen and is an investigation of external technique as a pathway…

Happy autumn holidays

It’s about to be the autumn school holidays – and ours! The Experimental Station office will be closed during week 42 for a much-needed holiday in the autumn rain and drizzle. Members can still work in the coming week – but it is extra important to leave the premises as you would like to find…

New administrator as of 1 October

We are very pleased – from a strong field of applicants – to present Dorte Wium as our new administrator as of 1 October. Dorte is both production manager and administrator with experience from among others. TeaterKunst, Republique, Spring festival and many other theatres large and small. Dorte has training in both project management, engineering…

Artist talk with George Mungai

Come to the four-way artist talk with Kenyan director George Mungai who is currently in residency with us It takes place on Friday 6 October at 17:30 in the Wittmaack hall. Registration not required. Mungai will unveil an exciting project ACT is doing in collaboration with the Karen Blixen Museum in 2018; Blixen from a…

Mention of main experiment in Teateravisen

The other day Teateravisen reported on our main experiment, which is up and running again – the third part of the experiment ‘The Scenographic Actor’ will take place in October and is a collaborative project between the Danish School of Performing Arts and Forsøgsstationen. Read the article in Teateravisen here: http://www.teateravisen.dk/doedens-aestetik.html Wanted: professional actors and…

Lecture with Hans-Thies Lehmann

We had a full house for the lecture on Friday – and it was an exciting and inspiring evening, beautifully moderated by Professor Knut-Ove Arntzen. The event can be (re)viewed on this channel. Note: if you are watching on your mobile, the sound may be distorted when listening with your phone’s own speaker – so…

Change of shift in the office

We regret to say goodbye to long-time administrator Pil Rix Rossel, who has taken up a full-time position and will therefore be leaving the Experimental Station on 1 Oct. We wish her every success in her new job and look forward to welcoming a new administrator as soon as possible… Farewell reception On the occasion…

Take part in the TOTAL!DANS!

The TOTAL!DANS! experiment is about to start its second period and the experimental team invites families to join the experiment as a test audience. Read more about the experiment here and in the invitation below: Dear friends, I am looking for families who would like to participate in experiments that explore how TOTAL!DANS! – an…

Lecture with Hans-Thies Lehmann is approaching!

The Research Station has the great pleasure to invite you to a lecture by the author of the book “Postdramatic Theatre”, Professor Hans-Thies Lehmann. The lecture will take place Friday d. 8 September 2017 at 19.00- 21.30 in Boulevarden at the Experimental Station. The lecture with Hans-Thies Lehmann deals with his current views on performing…

We’ll be back on August 1!

The Experimental Station will be closed for the summer holidays throughout July 2017. We will reopen on 1 August 2017. If you would like to become a member of Forsøgsstationen, please fill in this form and send it and a short CV to mail(at)forsoegsstationen.dk. If you have been a member this season and wish to…

The June newsletter is out!

We’re getting ready for a well-deserved break from work – the Experimental Station will be closed both in the office and in the halls for the month of July. The June newsletter has just been sent out – it is possible to read it here on the website or receive it by email – click…

Membership attempt SLAG

Right now there is again experimental activity in the form of a membership trial. Helene Kvint is leading an experiment entitled SLAG – body manipulation via video. The theme is how the changes that follow a brain injury can change relationships with the world and the immediate. The team includes Helene Kvint, Rolf Heim, Jacob…

Video teaser no. 3 is now released!

SOUND OF THE PUBLIC will soon be ready to be shown to the world LIVE – until then you can watch the third and final teaser from rehearsals where participants and the choir project team talk about the preparations for the screenings… It is again Helle Lyshøj who has recorded and edited. Beautiful work! OBS!…

Tickets still available at the Royal Theatre!

We’ve premiered LYDEN AF PUBLIKUM and look forward to playing at Forsøgsstationen again tonight to a packed house, and at Skuespilhuset this weekend. OBS! Tickets are still available for the performance on Saturday at 14:00(link) and Sunday at 13:30(link) – it takes place at Skuespilhuset, Sankt Annæ Plads 36. It’s free to see LYDEN AF…

Audience sought!

The premiere is approaching and LYDEN AF PUBLIKUM is looking for audiences to play for! Please share with your network… It will be different fun! Read the review from Ibyen (photo below) If you have the time and the desire, there is the possibility to come and see the audition on Friday 26 May at…

May newsletter is in your inbox!

The May newsletter is out and there is a lot of exciting news. We have new videos with us – both from LYDEN AF PUBLIKUM and the second main attempt “The Aesthetics of Death” – and then it drips on us in connection with Reumert 2017… Read here. If you have not yet subscribed to…

This year’s Reumert nominations

We have several colleagues who have been nominated for a Reumert this year – and we congratulate them all! We are of course very proud and happy that more members and close partners are among them: Anette Asp Christensen for the nomination for the special award of the year for ‘Views from my grandmother’s kitchen’;…

NEW VIDEO from LYDEN AF PUBLIKUM

There’s news from LYDEN AF PUBLIKUM again! Helle Lyshøj has once again been out with camera and microphone, talking to choir members and people around the choir. “The Sound of the Audience” is part of a larger European artistic and social project in 15 major European cities entitled “Caravanext” (www.caravanext.eu). It is about all of…

New brochure

A brand new brochure about the Experimental Station has been published – and the English version is just around the corner. We want to make our work even more visible in the world, and that’s why the new version is bigger – and with lots of great photos taken by Øyvind Kirchhoff. It is possible…

We are looking for more cord-cutters

Would you like to be part of a completely different choir, where you don’t have to sing beautifully, but help create a soundscape of audience sounds and actions such as coughing, snoring, laughing, sighing, shushing, rattling a candy bag, being still, standing up and walking, in a 50-person subtle choral work? The choral work will…

Lyden af publikum / the voice of the audience

We are approaching a real beginning of the main attempt: the sound of the audience The sound of the audience is an experimental project focusing on the sound identity of the audience in the theatre, inspired by Vsevolod Meyerhold’s sound studies of the audience and developed by professional theatre practitioners and musicians in collaboration with…

Views week 7 – Birth/Breath

Open research by othernessproject that the Experimental Station The time: week 7 Feb. 15th Wednesday, Feb. 17th Friday, Feb. 18th Saturday between 1:00 – 2:30 pm in Boulevarden The question: What would you do if you could build the world again? The research: We are researching an interactive installation-action. During these open research dates we…

Viewing Saturday d. 11 February – Mørke

After three weeks of dark experiments, we open the doors for a final working show. A screening where you will be invited – in a safe environment – to explore your own relationship with darkness. The event is free, but as places are limited, please register at julie_kunz@hotmail.com and only two places per person can…

New blog post

The new blog post is written by musician and theatre instructor Nynne Roberta Pedersen from Teater TUGT who has a residency here at Forsøgsstationen in connection with their theatre event “News at Betty”. Read here.

Membership trial VISUAL WILDNESS

A study of style shifts and live projections of objects on stage. The experiment is a collaboration between scenographer/video artist Sissel Romme Christensen and idea maker/performer Tea Rønne. They want to develop a stylistic cacophony for the scenic expression in a possible future children’s performance Slut Starut. The style of the performance will be a…

Membership attempt Birth/Breathe

In January and February 2017, The Otherness Project will go into experimental mode and work with the BIRTH/BREATH experiment. BIRTH/BREATHE is a performative experiment in which breathing as a conscious reflex will provide the basis for exploring the potential of a community on stage. A sensory space where performance, sound, smoke and light become the…

DATABASE IN THE AIR!

The long-awaited search tool DATABASEN is now ready for its first flight and to be used by interested researchers, artists, students, etc. – and only by being used and tested in the real world can the DATABASE be further developed and optimised. So here it is. Use it. If you would like to delve into…

New blog post out!

Andreas Dawe has written a blog post entitled “When you can’t help yourself…” “Sometimes art hits the heart of the person experiencing the work. That’s how I felt when I first read English playwright Anders Lustgarten’s play “Lampedusa”, which tackles the whole refugee/migration theme and how we in Europe relate to it. I set myself…

November newsletter out in the world

The newsletter is out – it came a bit later than usual – but better late than never- Link to full version here. The newsletter contains: New main experiment “The Voice of the Audience” (trainee and participants for experimental choir wanted!) Since last time (Knowledge sharing Aesthetics of Death, anniversary) New face – our new…

Trainee for main experiment

FORSØGSSTATIONEN is looking for an intern to coordinate choir participants in Vesterbro for the project “The Voice of the Audience” Period 4/1 – 4/3 2017 Application deadline 21 November 2016 As an intern, you will be part of the experimental station’s team on our international project “The Voice of the Audience”, which is part of…

New face

We have a student employee for the administration. Her name is Conny Rod and she is studying at KEA – Bachelor in Design and Business. Conny is a trained tailor and has many years of experience from the private sector, so she is familiar with administration in various areas. She will be in the house…

Anniversary Reception The Narrative Theatre

The Experimental Station is delighted that Jesper la Cour has chosen to celebrate 20 years with the Narrative Theatre here in the old cinema. The Narrative Theatre invites colleagues, collaborators, supporters and friends to a reception here at Forsøgsstationen, Sdr. Boulevard 81, Friday d. 4 November from 16-18. The programme for the afternoon is: At…

HATHA YOGA

Good news for members: Thursday at 9-10:30 we offer delicious yoga in Boulevarden. It is Stinne Bødker Høj, who is in charge of a Thursday yoga practice. Stinne is trained in Jivamukti and Yin yoga. Thursday’s yoga will be predominantly Hatha yoga. There is no need to sign up and it is of course free…

THE COLLECTION at the Experimental Station

In connection with the international performance festival Works at Work: Group works, Samlingen (SE/CA/IS) will have a residency at Forsøgsstationen from 24 to 30 October 2016. We have enticed them to give an artist talk on Tuesday 25 October from 5-6pm, where members and other interested people can hear more about what this exciting group…

New blog post ‘Get started’

Today we have published the first post of the season on our blog with the title “Get started”, written by Boaz Barkan. Here is an excerpt from the post: The neo-liberal trends today would like performance to practice and develop new modes of ‘domination-speech’. […] We have to be suspicious about our dominating desires towards…

The Race to Zero

Kristian Husted has been working with the project “The Race to Zero” since 2014. The third trial period at the Experimental Station will run from 1 to 5 October 2016. Overall, the project is an attempt to acquire a stage language about the financial markets. Read more about the trial here.

Main trials 2016/17

The experimental station invites you to a knowledge-sharing event on Saturday 8 October from 12-16: The aesthetics of death between actor and puppet, between life and death “The ideal is not flesh and blood but rather the body in a trance state. The body must be clothed with a mortal beauty, while radiating its living…

DREAMING IS SOMETHING WE DO WHILE WE SLEEP

Subtitle:“research towards the creation of a participatory artwork: the night-visioning a post capitalist society while we sleep” The hello!earth group launched this project in 2015 and had its first trial round at the Experimental Station in April 2016. The project now back at the Experimental Station with a final sharing of the sleep/dream research the…

Attempt “Cigar bum nose”

WunderVerk v/Anette Asp Christensen leads this experimental project, which works with musical paper theatre. The trial will run for 4 weeks between 26 September and 4 November 2016. The work is based on an adaptation of the Dadaist play par excellence Le Cœur à gaz / The Heart of Gas, written by one of the…

Members’ event on Saturday 24 September

We hold start-up events – for new and old members – to give house users an opportunity to build relationships and spar across the board: On Saturday 24 September at 10-17, there’s a chance to build some shared stories and relationships as we invite members to a free event, with a Storyplay workshop by Jesper…

Audio slideshow 26.8.

NB: screening moved from 24/8 at 13:00 to 26/8 at 10:00. Shh. Listen to this. Vild Kammerat and AbstraX investigate SOUND PICTURES at the Experimental Station. We explore aural storytelling on stage. We turn up the volume on sound. We explore how the sensory apparatus can be turned on with sound. In light and in…

ÜBER-MARIONETTEN in Paris

  Øyvind Kirchhoff is in Paris for the whole month of August in residency, where he continues working on last season’s main experiment “The Actor and the Übermarionette“, an investigation of the stage expression of the actor and the puppet theatre and the fusion of both into a new stage expression. In Paris, he has…

Welcome back to a new season

The administration is now back after a wonderful summer holiday and is ready to welcome you to an excellent season. First of all, we would like to welcome Rikke Jeppesen Rod to the administration. She will be in charge of our social media profile, newsletters, website and be the other leg of the administration together…

Residency – director George Mungai

We have the pleasure to host the Kenyan director George Mungai who is in Denmark to direct “The Merchant of Copenhagen”. During his residency here, he has worked through the script, edited it to fit the contemporary context, and had the first rehearsals on the floor. The cast consists of a group of actors, all…

New blog post “Back to the past”

Today we have published the last post of the season on our blog with the title “Back to the Past”, written by performer and director, Naja Lee Jensen. Here is an excerpt from the post: “Why do I feel like I’ve gone back to the past? Is the return to Denmark a journey back to…

Summer holidays closed at the Experimental Station

The Experimental Station will be closed for the summer holidays throughout July 2016. We will reopen in August 2016, when you must remember to re-register for the 16/17 season. Photo: Rikke Jeppesen RodIf you would like to become a member of Forsøgsstationen, please send a short, motivated application and your CV to: mail(at)forsoegsstationen.dk You must…

Work in Progress “She But Not Herself”

The Performing Arts Ensemble, Out of Balanz is unfortunately forced to cancel the screening of “She But Not Herself”. The performance was to have been shown on Saturday 4 June 2016 at 19.00 at the Experimental Station. It was part of the CPH Stage programme. The cancellation is due to illness.

New blog post

Today we have published a new post on our blog entitled “Welcome home” written by artist and director, Joachim Hamou. Here is an excerpt from the post: “It’s time to break the structural hegemony of the theatre world, which unimaginatively copies power-oriented political institutions. It is with solidarity that we can stop the disturbing neoliberal…

Workshop with Robert Steijn and hello earth!

On the nights of 12-13 and 13-14 April 2016, the group hello earth! will be holding a participatory workshop, “The Night”, which includes an overnight stay at the Experiment Station. The workshop aims to “explore dreaming and visioning in collective situations and liminal states of mind, including imagining a post-capitalist society in a sleeping state.”…

New blog post

Today we published a new post on our blog entitled “Experimental … what is it?” written by actor and playwright, Andreas Dawe. That’s him in the photo. Here is an excerpt from the post: “When I apply for funding from the Danish Arts Council’s Project Support Committee for the Performing Arts (PSU), I can see…

The Feldenkrais Method at the Experimental Station

Tuesday 5 April 2016 from 09.00-10.30 will be the last time this season that there will be an opportunity to practice the Feldenkrais Method at the Experimental Station. Training will resume in the autumn, starting on 1 September 2016. The Feldenkrais Method explores body, mind and consciousness. Through concrete movement, participants are given the opportunity…

Workshop and display of experiments

On Saturday 19 March, 10.00-16.00, Burkinabe actor, playwright and director Thierry Oueda will lead a workshop on West African storytelling. At 16.00-17.00 there will be a screening of the EARTH YEAR experiment. Playwright and director Kristian Husted is in charge of the EARTH YEAR experiment in collaboration with Thierry Oueda. Both the workshop and the…

Seminar “The Playwright’s Workshop”

The seminar “The Playwright’s Workshop” is a look into the playwright’s workroom. It will take place on Monday 14 March 2016 from 12.00-17.00 in the Boulevarden at the Experimental Station. Here, playwrights Astrid Saalbach, Tomas Lagermand Lundme, Joan Rang and Thomas Markmann explain their working methods, illustrated by examples from their own works. The following…

Screening of the performance “Absalon”

The Narrative Theatre presents the performance “Absalon” at the Experimental Station as part of the Vesterbro Festival. The group writes the following about the performance: “This is a terrific narrative journey through the tumult of major events in the 12th century. It’s a story about a boy who gets caught up in a power play.…

Two new posts posted on the blog

Today we have published two new blog posts on the Experimental Station website. One post is entitled: “I get an acute and uncontrollable urge to go to the bathroom when I hear the word growth”. It is written by theatre worker and critic, Kristian Husted. Here is a short excerpt from his speech: “I get…

Daily programme for the seminar

Here is the programme for the seminar “Drama without drama” on Friday 12 February 2016 from 13.00 – 17.00. 13.00 – 13.05 Welcome by Gritt Uldall-Jessen from the Research Station 13.05 – 13:35 Presentation “History of drama with emphasis on cabaret dramaturgy and neo-mimesis” by Professor Knut Ove Arntzen (Bergen, Norway) 13:35- 13:45 Questions, comments…

Live streaming of seminar

There are no more tickets available for the seminar “Drama without drama” on Friday 12 February 2016 at 13.00-17.00 at the Experimental Station. All places are taken, but a live streaming of the seminar has been arranged so that those who will not be able to attend in person can follow it online. There will…

Members’ meeting at the Experimental Station

The Experimental Station will hold a membership meeting on Monday, February 8, 2016 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. To register for the members’ meeting, please send an e-mail to: mail(at)forsoegsstationen.dk The deadline for registering for the meeting is 5 February 2016. Soup will be served after the meeting. The meeting will take place in the foyer of…

Weekly training starts again

Training on a weekly basis will start again in the first week of January 2016. Voice lessons by Angelina Watson. Every Wednesday at 09.15-10.45 in Boulevarden. The first class of the new year is on 6 January 2016 from 09.15-10.45. The Feldenkrais Method by Birgitte Hinz and Katharina Kamber. Every Tuesday at 09.00-10.30 in Boulevarden.…

Members’ meeting in January 2016

The Experimental Station will hold its second membership meeting of the season on Monday 11 January 2016 from 16.00 – 18.00. How do you use the Experimental Station? What do you as members think we can do even better at the Experimental Station? Is there interest among our members for the Experimental Station to become…

Random Performance Game

Livingstone’s Cabinet invites you on Thursday 17 December 2015 at 19.00 – ? to an open screening with practical examples on the floor and an artist talk based on the experimental work titled Random Performance Game. Livingstone’s Cabinet has been working at the Experimental Station for the past month and a half developing the Random…

Concert on Monday with Altamira Studio Theatre

The young theatre company Altamira Studio Teater, currently based at Odin Teatret, will give a small concert, “The World Is A Song” on Monday 16.11.’15 at 19.30 in the foyer of Forsøgsstationen. There will be some soup and bread after the concert. The deadline for registration is Sunday 15 November 2015. For registration write to…

MB training starts today

Today, Wednesday 23 September 2015 from 17.00-19.30, the weekly MB training starts with trainer Mireia Serra at the Experimental Station. It is every Wednesday from 17.00-19.30 in Boulevarden. The training focuses on relaxation of the body, breathing, pace, coordination, mobility, strength and balance with an overall focus on increasing fitness, body awareness and presence. Participants…

The Feldenkrais Method at the Experimental Station

From today, Tuesday 15 September 2015, 09.00-10.30, training according to the Feldenkrais Method will be offered at the Experimental Station. In the training we explore body, mind and consciousness. Through concrete movement sessions, participants get the opportunity to feel themselves from the inside. The Feldenkrais Method is described as a form of study that can…

Voice training starts up again

The regular weekly voice lessons by Angelina Watson start up again on Wednesday 2 September 2015 at 09.15-10.45 in the Boulevarden. Send an SMS to 20150949 at the latest the night before – before 9pm if you are coming. Working with the voice is an exploration of the actor’s potential. Each voice is unique, as…

Performance and artist talk at Forsøgsstationen

Nordlys-festival, a festival for new Nordic dance, will host a performance “How to be /loved-perspectives” on 2 Sept 2015 at 8 pm in Boulevarden at Forsøgsstationen by and with Antoinette Helbing and Jan Vesala. Watch clips from the performance here: Duration: 90 min. Admission is free. Tickets are available at the door on a first-come,…

New office hours

From 3 August, the Experimental Station is open again, after being closed for the whole month of July. Contortider: New for the 15/16 season, the office will be open every weekday. The office hours look like this: Monday 09-13 Tuesday 09-13 Wednesday 09-12 Thursday 09-13 Friday 09-13 Feel free to drop by during office hours…

Membership renewal offer for season 15/16

Right now, there are offers to renew your membership for the 15/16 season. The season start price for individual members is 850 kr for a full season if you join in August and September 2015. Otherwise, membership costs 115 DKK per month (1265 DKK for the season). Group membership costs 2700 kr for the season.

Cancellation of KI AIKIDO training

Unfortunately, there will no longer be KI AIKIDO training for members and non-members every Monday and Wednesday at the Experimental Station. The teacher Poul Hauerbach has moved from Copenhagen and is therefore no longer able to conduct the training. Poul has written the following greeting to the members of the Experimental Station regarding. that the…

The experimental station hosts Platform

On Friday 19 June 2015 from 17.00-21.00 the Experimental Station will host Platform. Platform is an artistic exchange in word and display between experimental projects held at Forsøgsstationen the last six months, led by Lotte Faarup and Øyvind Kirchhoff from the artistic direction. Work is done both in small groups and in a larger plenary,…

Voice training workshop with Nadine George

There are held at Saturday d. 23 May ’15 at 10-14 a voice training workshop for beginners with internationally renowned voice teacher Nadine George. The workshop is open to all interested during 12.00- 14.00. There is free access. Registration is not necessary. Location: the experimental station, Sønder Boulevard 81, 1720 Copenhagen V. The workshop is…

Upcoming artistic salon

Come to an artistic salon with physical performer, performance artist Anika Barkan Thursday d. 28 May ’15, 19.30 – 22.00 in Boulevarden at Forsøgsstationen with physical performer, performance artist Anika Barkan from the performance group Core Act. www.coreact.dk Anika Barkan will present her method in performing arts, which is based on the Suzuki method in…

Artistic salon with Bo Madvig

Come to an artistic salon with actor and physical performer Bo Madvig. D. 30 April ’15, 19.30-22.00 in the Boulevarden at the Experimental Station. Bo Madvig will present his method, which is contact improvisation, within the performing arts and thereby contribute to Forsøgsstation’s current focus on forms of training in an artistic context. It is…

Newly published report for free pick-up

The newly published experimental report “A Special Condition … What it takes to give the performing artist’s physical training an artistic dimension” is available for free pick-up at the Experimental Station. It was written by the two artistic directors of Forsøgsstationen, Lotte Faarup and Øyvind Kirchhoff. The report can also be downloaded here

Physical training in an artistic context

The Experimental Station invites you to a seminar, “ Physical training in an artistic context “. It is in the period Wednesday d. 25 February – Saturday d. 28 February 2015. Here the following questions are asked: What place does physical training have in the Danish performing arts environment? The seminar includes several workshops. Programme…

Artistic salon with Kasper Ravnhøj

Come to the first artistic salon of the year with dancer, physical performer, choreographer and teacher, Kasper Ravnhøj. Wednesday d. 28 January 2015 at 19.30 – 22.00 in Boulevarden at the Experimental Station. It is free to attend and open to members and non-members alike. Registration is not necessary. Kasper Ravnhøj will present his method…

Open rehearsals with The Human Theatre

The Human Theatre invites you to another open rehearsal Wednesday d. 10 December ’14 at 14.30 – 15.30 in Boulevarden. “Men Nu Har Jeg En Hjærne” is a musical study of grief – based on Gustaf Munch-Petersen’s poems and life. Starring: Signe Marie Schmidt-Jacobsen, Kirstine Stubbe Tejlbjærg and Hanne Raffnsøe Instructor: Nils P. Munk Dates…