Open Call - Lightens


At European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017 we are currently creating the dance performance LIGHTLENS in close collaboration with the world-renowned choreographer Wayne McGregor. 

The open-air performance is staged on selected sites around ARoS, performed by 6-8 groups of dancers, consisting of both professional dancers and regular citizens from Aarhus. The audience is placed above, in ’Your Rainbow Panorama’ on top of ARoS, thus being able to enjoy a spectacular panoramic dance experience, spanning 360 degrees. 

Would you like to participate in the dancing? 

Right now, we are looking for 6-8 groups of dancers, each consisting of 20-30 persons, altogether representing an average cross section of Aarhusians. We do not require any previous dance experience – Everyone is welcome and everybody will be able to participate. All you need is the time and inclination to participate in an innovative, fantastic and challenging once-in-a-life-time experience.

What is required from me? 

The performance is staged on Friday, 16 June and Saturday, 17 June at 5.30, 6.30 and 8 pm, so you are invited to your first practice session on 2 or 3 May. On this day, you meet your group for the first time and dance your first steps with the professional choreographers. 

The overall timeline looks as follows: 
2 May or 3 May: Intro workshop at Godsbanen, either on Tuesday from 4 – 8 pm or on Wednesday from 10 am – 2 pm.

4 May – 4 June: Workshops as required, on average, once a week for 2 – 3 hours. 5 – 13 June: Rehearsal period, for a total of 10 - 15 hours spread across the entire period. 

14 – 15 June: Rehearsals on site from 4 – 9 pm. 

16 – 17 June: Performances and rehearsal from 3 – 9 pm. 

Obviously, the rehearsal schedule will allow for school attendance, working hours, etc., enabling the individual dance groups to practice at times best suited to them. 

If this sounds like something that you simply cannot miss, then hurry and sign up on the link bellow. Or sign up together with your friend, girlfriend, mother, sweetheart, grandfather, colleague or classmate and make LIGHTLENS a fun, unique and unforgettable experience that you will be able to laugh about and be proud of having shared for years to come. 

You can sign up HERE

The number of spaces is limited, and the deadline for registration is Tuesday, 25 April at 12 am. If you register as a group, please remember to include the names and contact details of all participants. 

If you have questions, you are most welcome to contact Malene BB Andersen on or +45 4185 6660.