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Arts promoters from 16 different countries have already signed up for the showcase :DANISH+, presenting some of the best Danish performing arts for young audiences. There are now only a few available tickets left for the event, which takes place in Aarhus, Denmark.

Performance art promoters and festival organizers from no less than 16 different countries have already registered for the showcase :DANISH+, presenting some of the finest contemporary Danish performing arts for children and young people. The showcase takes place in the city of Aarhus from 1st-4th of May 2016, but already now, the number of available tickets is low. Amongst others, the festival can look forward to welcoming participants from a range of countries spanning from the U.S. to China. Last chance for international arts promoters to purchase tickets for :DANISH+ 2016 is 1st of April, but chances are that the showcase will be sold out previous to that.
This year, :DANISH+ takes place for the fifth time. The main purposes of the gradually well-established showcase are to strengthen the position of Danish children's theatre as highly valued internationally, and to support new transnational collaborations and exchanges.

+ An international success
The showcase occurs every second year, and since the event first took place in 2008, :DANISH+ has kept on attracting attendees from new, and an impressively broad number of nations. In 2014, professionals from no less than 17 different countries participated at the festival - including Russia, China, the U.S. and Australia. The success of this event is on one side due to how the international participants see :DANISH+ as a well-functioning base for creating and sustaining fruitful network connections. On the other side it is due to the remarkable international success of Danish stage art for young audiences. Research by the Danish department of the international children theatre organization ASSITEJ shows that member theatres presented in total 643 performances on foreign tours in the 2014/15 season. This international popularity of Danish children's theatre derives from a strong tradition of high quality and a valued ability to take the young audiences seriously and creating stage art containing many levels, and therefore being just as appealing for adults as for children. In addition, the performances are often produced in small units in Denmark, which increases the mobility.

+ Four performances open to public audiences

Four of the performances presented at the showcase will be open to a limited number of public audiences, and in that way the festival also aims to be of value to citizens and tourists in Aarhus. These are Romeo and Juliet by MishMash International Theatre Company, Psycho - Street Cut by Dansk Rakkerpak, Romeo&Juliet! by Asterions Hus and Smash by Teater Patrasket.

Performances at :DANISH+ 2016
+ 'The Way Back Home' by Branar Téatar and Teater Refleksion
+ 'Romeo&Juliet!' by Asterions Hus
+ 'Psycho - Street Cut' by Dansk Rakkerpak
+ 'In The beginning was the Beginning' by De Røde Heste
+ 'M.I.S. - All Night Long' by DON GNU
+ 'The Evil' by Folketeatret
+ 'Romeo & Juliet' by MishMash International Theatre Company
+ 'The Race' by Teater O, Nørregaards Teater and Black Box Theatre
+ 'Fascinated with Apples' by Teater Nordkraft
+ 'Smash' by Teater Patrasket
+ 'Paradise' by Teater Refleksion and De Røde Heste
+ 'HOV!' by TeaterBLIK
+ 'Goebbels' Lesson' by SceneWorks
+ 'My Digital Reality' by Det Kommende Teater
+ 'The Darkness Rests under the Bed' by teater2tusind and Teatret Gruppe 38
+ 'Androcles and the Lion' by Carte Blanche and Teatret Gruppe 38

Facts
+ 1-4 May 2016
+ Organized by Teatret Gruppe 38 and the :DANISH+ Secretariat
+ Takes place in the City of Aarhus, Denmark:
The Culture Production Centre, Godsbanen and a number of stages in the inner city
+ Registration fee: 450 € per person for two persons within the same organization. Further participants from the
same organization will be charged 650 € per person.
+ Registration is open until April 1st.
+ The fee will cover entrance to all performances, three nights of accommodation, and meals of high quality during the entire showcase.

For further information contact
PR Manager
at :DANISH+ Phone: +45 86 13 53 11
E-mail: pr@danishplus.dk

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