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Shaken Mirror

Royal Danish Theatre


A changing world of light and shadow

A collaboration between longstanding partners 59 Productions and choreographer Kim Brandstrup, Shaken Mirror created a universe of movement, video, lyrics and music inhabited by dancers between the ages of 6 and 70 years old.

Accompanied by the words of the Danish Poet, Søren Ulrik Thomsen, and the music of Hans Abrahamsen, Brandstrup and the Royal Danish Ballet wove a world in which the audience glimpsed fragments of relationships that reflect those in Thomsen’s poems.

Adding to this complex choreography, Bentke Møller’s striking and seemingly ever revolving set was enhanced by carefully timed projections from 59, transforming the space into a continuously changing world of light and shadow.

Opened May 2016

Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen


Director & Choreographer
Kim Brandstrup

Hans Abrahamsen

Set and Costume Design
Bente Lykke Møller

Lighting Design
Jean Kalman

Video Design
59 Productions

Sound Design
Ian Dearden

Selected Poetry
Søren Ulrik Thomsen

Produced by
Royal Danish Ballet

59 Team

Creative Director
Leo Warner

Lead Animator
Marco Sandeman

Creative Assistant & Animator
Raphael Pimlott

Video Engineer
Jon Lyle

Emily Howells