Waves Xtra - Playing by the rules?

As part of the Waves Xtra programme, we invite you to join us for a very special event on immersive theatre. The event is designed as an intense and collective experience starting with two immersive shows Tuesday night and continuing with workshop on Wednesday moderated by Jeppe Lajer. Accommodation and bus transport from Copenhagen and Aarhus are included in the price.


20.00 The Time Being by Cantabile 2
22.00 Bodies in the Dark by Elephants Laugh

Waves Night Café

WEDNESDAY, 28th of August

09.30-16.00 Workshop: Playing by the rules



WEDNESDAY the 28th of August
Kl. O9.3O – 16.3O

Workshop moderator: Jeppe Lajer/AKTØR, actor and certified facilitator from International Association of Facilitators.

Immersive theatre, where the audience has left the spectator seats, plays an extensive role in festival programming, and this reasonably new approach has made a big impact in producing everywhere, even in big classical institutions.

In immersive pieces many of the unwritten rules of theatre are broken. Artists need to work consciously with the creation of new rules and artistic principles, and how they are communicated to the audience.

Bodies in the Dark/ Elephant ́s Laugh (Kor)
The Time Being / Cantabile 2 (DK), photo by Per Rasmussen

About the workshop

This day we will experience and reflect on how different established artists from the Danish and international immersive scene work with own inner rules in their work, and how they communicate their principles to the audience.

Participants will work on the floor with the artists, and throughout the day they will explore games of reflection, dialogue and how simple rules can open new worlds!

This day is targeted artists, creative producers, students and everyone interested in participation.

SHOWS Tuesday evening


The event is designed as an intense and collective experience with one sleepover at Waves Festival. It starts with two immersive shows: Tuesday night: Bodies in the Dark by Elephants Laugh and The Time Being by Cantabile 2 – the organizer of Waves Festival since 1987. Both are part of the Waves Festival Programme.

Read more about the shows at the Festival Website


The prize of 550kr includes bus, two indoor shows, workshop on immersive theatre, dinner, lunch, accommodation and breakfast.

Bus departure DGI Byen, Ingerslevsgade, Copenhagen: kl. 16.3O (Note: Tuesday 27th)
Bus returns to Ingerslevsgade: kl. 18.OO (Wednesday 28th)

Bus departure Musikhuset Aarhus kl. 13.3O (Note: Tuesday 27th)
Bus returns Musikhuset Aarhus kl. 21.OO (Wednesday 28th)

You can board the bus 1O minutes prior to departure.

About Waves Xtra

Waves Xtra takes place from August 26th-30th, 2019 during the Waves Festival in Vordingborg.  It is a five-day programme of dialogue, workshops for professionals, network and knowledge sharing events for theatre professionals, companies, organizations, students and researchers.

Click here for the entire Waves Xtra programme.

Waves Xtra 2019 is organized in close cooperation between the Danish National School of Performing Arts Further Education, the Development Platform For Performing Arts, and Waves Festival.

Waves Xtra is supported by Statens Kunstfonds Kvalitetsudviklingspulje for egnsteatre.

27. - 28. August 2019
Pris i DKK
550,- DKK
16. August 2019
Waves Xtra is conducted in English
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