Waves Xtra - Playing by the rules?


- A conscious look at artistic rules & principles in immersive theatre.

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 performances Tuesday night and continuing with workshop on Wednesday with established immersive companies Sisters Hope (DK), Cantabile 2 (DK), Wunderland. (DK) and Elephants Laugh (KOR).

Accommodation at Danhostel Vordingborg, food, theatre tickets and bus transport from Copenhagen and Aarhus are included in the price.


  • Kl. 13.30   Bus departure from Musikhuset, Aarhus
  • Kl. 16.30   Bus departure from DGI byen, Ingerslevgade, Copenhagen
  • Kl. 20.00   The Time Being by Cantabile 2
  • Kl. 22.00   Bodies in the Dark by Elephants Laugh
  • Kl. 23.30   Waves Night Café

WEDNESDAY, 28th of August

  • Kl. 09.30-16.30         Workshop: Playing by the rules
  • Kl. 16.30    Bus departure from Waves/Vordingborg to DGI byen/Copenhagen (arrival time kl. 18.00)
  • Kl. 16.30    Bus departure from Waves/Vordingborg to Musikhuset, Aarhus (arrival time kl. 21.00)


Important! You have to create a user account https://ddsks.dk/en/evu/register before you can sign up for the workshop. You do not have to attach a CV or any other documents. After you have created the account, you can register for the workshop and you will receive a payment link within the next 24 hours.

For the registration link, see bottom of the page.


WEDNESDAY the 28th of August
Kl. 09.30 – 16.30

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.

Workshops with companies:
Elephants´s Laugh, Sisters Hope & Cantabile 2.
Reflection & insight:
Elephants´s Laugh, Sisters Hope, Cantabile 2 & Wunderland.

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.

Performances Tuesday evening

The event is designed as an intense and collective experience with one sleepover at Waves Festival. It starts with two immersive performances 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 performances, workshop on immersive theatre, dinner, lunch, accommodation at Danhostel Vordingborg (shared bedrooms) and breakfast.

Transport from Aarhus

Tuesday 27th at kl.13.30: Bus departure from Musikhuset Aarhus.
Wednesday 28th at kl.16.30: Bus departure from Waves/Vordingborg (arrival time at Musikhuset in Aarhus kl. 20.30).

Transport from CPH

Tuesday 27th at kl.16.30: Bus departure from DGI Byen, Ingerslevsgade, Copenhagen.
Wednesday 28th at kl.16.30: Bus departure from Waves/Vordingborg (arrival time in DGI byen/Copenhagen kl. 18.00).

You can board the bus 10 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
23. August 2019
Algade 84
4760 Vordingborg
Ekstra oplysninger
Accommodation at Danhostel Vordingborg, food, theatre tickets and bus transport from Copenhagen and Aarhus are included in the price.
Waves Xtra is conducted in English
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