The Danish–British connection: on stage and screen

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Roundtable discussions on Danish-British cultural exchange.

This event takes place in the British Library.

What links the Farthing Pie House in London’s Euston Road to the Tivoli Ballet Theatre in Copenhagen and Borgen on TV screens around the world? How is Ludvig Holberg, the founder of modern Danish theatre, connected to Mary Wollstonecraft? And how did Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, get from Elsinore Castle to Shakespeare’s Globe? 

This two-day symposium maps out the cultural exchange between British and Danish performing arts: the mutual influences, inspirations and histories behind the stages and screens of today. 

Following presentations and debate between theatre scholars and practitioners, a closing performance event showcases various aspects of the route we have followed and are still following together. The closing performance is included in symposium tickets.

Speakers and performers include: Billy Barrett and Ellice Stevens, Breach theatre company; Morten Kirkskov, Artistic Director, The Royal Danish Theatre, and cast member of Borgen; Peter Bo Bendixen, Artistic Director, along with dancers from the Tivoli Ballet Theatre; Michala Petri, internationally-renowned recorder virtuoso; Sissi Liechtenstein, International Performing Rights Ltd;  Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, Professor, Oxford University;  Ros Ballaster, Professor, Oxford University;  Kate Newey, Professor, Exeter University; Karen Skovgaard-Petersen, Director, Society for Danish Language and Literature; Ellen Gjervan, Professor, Queen Maud University College; Ulla Kallenbach, Associate Professor, University of Bergen/University of Aarhus; Moira Goff, Dance historian; Gaye Kynoch, Literary translator; Bent Holm, Theatre researcher and dramaturge;  Sue Hansen-Styles and Andrew Jeffers, Why Not Theatre Company, Copenhagen; Claire Thomson, Professor, University College London; Anne Grydehøj, Lecturer, University College London, Pardaad Chamsaz, Metadata Lead, Equity and Inclusion, British Library; Anna Lawaetz, Curator, The Performing Arts Collection, Royal Danish Library.

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Half price tickets available for British Library Members, students, under 26s and other concession groups. 

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Name: The Danish–British connection: on stage and screen
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: From £10 – £20
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