Liva Xamanek Lopez
New Sh*t

New Sh*t Vol. 4 | From futuristic chat boxes to spiritual awakening and dreams of freedom

Guest curator Liva Xamanek Lopez has put together an evening with three very different works, with a high artistic level and strong individual expressions spanning a mixture of popping, breaking, commercial and experimental dance. Experience performances by 
Abya Yala – Afrik & Arcturuz
Anastasija Olescuka
Nora Massisímo & Mia Kingo  

DJ Billow_40 | Uumphffradio will bring us some beats this evening.

Liva Xamanek Lopez about her curation:
”New Sht Vol. 4 presents five choreographers, who each in their way tells stories that speak to both brain and heart.
The choreographers are all actively engaged in dance communities, and with their extraordinary drive, they manage to make an artistic impact.
My wish with this curation is that the audience will feel the drive and energy flowing from the stage.”


7 pm 
𝗗𝗝 𝗕𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄_𝟰𝟬 | 𝗨𝘂𝗺𝗽𝗵𝗳𝗳𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼 sets the rhythm of the evening in the lobby 

8 pm  
𝗔𝗯𝘆𝗮 𝗬𝗮𝗹𝗮 – 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗸 & 𝗔𝗿𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗿𝘂𝘇 | 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 
𝗔𝗻𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗷𝗮 𝗢𝗹𝗲𝘀𝗰𝘂𝗸𝗮 | 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗥𝗼𝗯𝗼𝘁 
𝗡𝗼𝗿𝗮 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘀𝗶́𝗺𝗼 & 𝗠𝗶𝗮 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗼 | 𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀 

9:30 pm – 00:00 am 
𝗗𝗝 𝗕𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄_𝟰𝟬 | 𝗨𝘂𝗺𝗽𝗵𝗳𝗳𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼 keeps the night cooking 


Awakening | Abya Yala – Afrik & Arcturuz | 15 minutes
Among the human process of self-knowledge, on the way to our interior, we go through different stages of spiritual recognition of the state of mind, thoughts, and unity with the multiverse to achieve our individual awakening, between denial and acceptance of our nature.
Through dynamic body movements, the public will be introduced to those emotions that many of us had, have or will experience through this path at some point in our lives. 

Dance and choreography: Abya Yala – Afrik & Arcturuz

Anastasija Olescuka | Part Time Robot | 10 minutes
Serving as a phone call girl trapped in the madness of the digital world and mathematic calculations. Social media and chat boxes, in a retro-futuristic universe, sci-fi inspired. Playing with boundaries between mechanic and organic, human, and robotic, satisfying, and destructive. 
“Hello, how can I help you? Digital world. Automatic.
Put your hands on the screen, push the button and make things move faster than the light. Measure your importance and the significance of your life in the clicks of other people’s digital devices…
You have dialed a wrong number…”

Choreography, dance, lights: Anastasija Olescuka
Music: created by Yo Akim Hejle

Mia Kingo & Nora Massisimo | Between chains | 25 minutes
Six dancers are all connected by one chain. Embodying the obscure relation between freedom & boundedness, they are seeking a way to break through the chain. 

BETWEEN CHAINS is based on steps and expressions from the commercial genre, which is known from live shows, movies, commercials, music videos etc. It combines various popular styles and creates a unique synchronized expression. The commercial genre originated in Los Angeles with inspiration from Jazz Dance added a more funky, edgy, and lyrical touch. Thus, Jazz Funk was created. Subsequently, other subgenres were created, and they are now all part of the category commercial.

Choreography: Nora Massisimo & Mia Kingo.
Dancers: Hannah Hviid, Anna Hvingel, Michael Hammerbo, Emma Annfeldt,
Patricia Sherpa
, Freja Bjerregaard.
Musik mix: Marvin Spahi

Do join us for this festive celebration as we kick-off of the one-month program POPDEATHPOWER | Dansehallerne x Betty.

With the recurring format New Sh*t, Dansehallerne checks in with what’s new in the choreographic landscape. For each edition, a young guest curator is invited to present a progressive program of choreographers whom the curator believes to be the artists of tomorrow!



Liva Xamanek Lopez


New Sh*t




5.3.2022, 20:00


2 hours


Edison-scenen, Edisonsvej 10, 1856 Frederiksberg

Dansehallerne x Betty: POPDEATHPOWER
Statens Kunstfond – Sort (en)

Ray Roa

New Sh*t – a vigorous flick off tomorrows dance.

The guest curator of New Sh*t Vol 3. is Ray Roa who is presenting a program with three artists:

Sanna Blennow: SOLO(W)NG / Escarleth Pozo: .Tender.Points. / Sigrid Stigsdatter: Cold Hawaii

Ray about his curation: “A program of chosen pieces that touch us visually, viscerally. We may not understand but get a lot of heart through the emotional subconscious. 

Away it taps into something, abstract, different conclusions for different people. The three artists work pushes vocabulary, semi-biographical pieces, coming from a source of imagined and lived experience, transformed into a visual and visceral experience that connects deeply with the audience.” 

For the recurring event New Sh*t, Dansehallerne presents a taste of what is new in the choreographic landscape by inviting the voices of new younger guest curators. Each curator puts together a forward-looking program of choreographers that are inevitable for them, the artists of tomorrow!

The program

SOLO(W)NG by Sanna Blennow
An ongoing solo project and continuous writing of Sanna’s autobiography, a conceptual book where significant chapters – thus far lived and possibly imagined futures – are translated into artistic expressions, performed in front of others. “SOLO(W)NG” is navigating through intuition in a sounding swamp with a beak of ambition and wings of desire.

.Tender.Points. by Escarleth Pozo
“Their flesh was wet, soft, luminous” 
the carnality that exists before all interpretations…” 

Reminiscing about those things that exist in the world before they get attributed a meaning they discovered the transformative relationship between materiality and meaning.
Inviting other materials and shapes to further extend and inform this body of its borders. Objects which aid to blur and layer/de-layer the body in order to distort what is projected upon it. And through the power of imagination position the layers of body in surreal contexts to discover its multiplicity. 
Becoming un-becoming becoming un-becoming becoming.

Cold Hawaii by Sigrid Stigsdatter

So she retreats. She explores the vast emptiness, the territory of pleasure and the realm of pause and silence after something breaking down. Like a heartbreak that builds up only to break down again, she creates a character that rises only to disappear afterwards. Through movement, sound and words she moves between the harsh reality, and the soft, worlds of her imagination. 

The duration of the performance program is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes including intermissions.

After the performances, you can meet the artists as we invite you to a conversation with the curator and the three performers.
And last but not least then we invite all for a drink, DJ and dance as we celebrate the opening of our program at Dansekapellet. It’s DJ Alexis Rodríguez Cancino who will bw playing for us this evening.

About New Sh*t

This is vol. 3 of New Sh*t. Vol 1. took place at Edison in the fall of 2020 with the guest curator Thjerza Balaj and the second in May 2021 at Copenhagen Contemporary with guest curator Kalliopi Siganou.

New Sh*t is an initiative from Dansehallerne to give the audience a unique experience of the dance of the future and to strengthen the dance ecosystem and give the new generation an opportunity to present their works. New Sh*t Vol. 3 is part of the cluster program Dansehallerne at Kapellet


Ray Roa




18.11.2021, 20:00


2 hours


Dansekapellet, Bispebjerg Torv 1, 2400 København


Credits for SOLO(W)NG Sound: Lendl Barcelos, Clothes: Milan Florián Flíček, Photo: AdeY, Trailer: Andre Vicentini, Artistic support: Simone Gisela Weber.  *** Credits for .Tender.Points. Concept, Performance & Choreography: Escarleth Pozo, Music: Adde Huumonen, Sculptures: Erika Emeréns, Cinematography: Anders&Mia,  Text/Story written by: Escarleth Pozo (within the artistic process of echoes by Klara Utke Acs), Choreographic Advice: Stina Nyberg, Video Edit: Matthew Sundin, Trailer Edit: Escarleth Pozo, Carl Platon. *** Credits for Cold Hawaii Concept, Choreography and Performance: Sigrid Stigsdatter Mathiassen
, Music: Lora Deniz ,
 Costume: Ginta Tinte, 
Dramaturg: Antonia Steffens
, Artistic advice: Merel Heering and Kristin De Groot
, Technique and Light design: Edwin van Steenbergen, 
Video and trailer: Paul Sixta
, Photography: Anna van Kooij, 
Special Thanks: Andreas Hannes, Tiana Hemlock-Yensen, Charlie Laban Trier, Carolien Verduijn, Annejon Okhuijsen 
 Production: Dansateliers Rotterdam, Azkuna Zentroa (Bilbao, ES), 
Financial support: Gemeente Rotterdam. *** Photos of gust curator Ray Roa by Alexis Rodriguez Cancino and Trine Lee