Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki / fieldworks

It is with great pleasure that Dansehallerne presents fieldworks and a site-specific version of unannounced created for our new home as part of OPENINGS. OPENINGS is our new expansive festival for dance and the first event in Dansehallerne’s brand-new home in the Carlsberg City District. 

unannounced does not start when the dancers walk onto the stage, and it does not end when they make their last exit from the podium. Instead, it explores what happens when a performance does not begin ostentatiously on the stage but almost imperceptibly among the spectators in the foyer. Or when spectators suddenly find themselves on the stage, unable to distinguish who belongs there and who doesn’t. Or when the theatre text appears, disembodied, outside of the frame of the black box, and is projected, in fragments, on the walls and floors backstage, for example. Or when spectators are invited to join a guided tour of the building…

In unannounced Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki / fieldworks continue their unique, poetic explorations of the theatre’s materiality. As in previous work, the conventional hierarchies between the spaces and times of performance, the boundaries between the inside and the outside of the theatre, front and back of the house, the center and the periphery of the podium are suspended. And, while spectators and performers experience a real (and wonderful) shared moment, the boundaries of this moment are also cleverly blurred.

Throughout unannounced, Avdal and Shinozaki / fieldworks, continue to draw attention to, and to imaginatively transform, the space(s) in which we find ourselves, by animating and making strange all elements of the theatre, from props and technical equipment, to sound and light. All elements of the theatre are explored for their materiality, their tactile qualities, and their texture. All throughout this mysterious journey, which is full of unexpected twists and turns, we are encouraged to re-position ourselves, and to reconsider what and how we see.


OPENINGS is Dansehallerne’s new, expansive festival for dance. With the festival, we open up for top-class international performances and strong national talents. For a wide spectrum of dancing bodies: older bodies, smaller bodies, bodies of different shapes and colors. For the iconic and the surprising. For other perspectives. OPENINGS celebrates the joy of dance and makes dance accessible to everyone. 

Annual pass holders and members have limited ticket capacity and thus booking for OPENINGS. As always, ticket booking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

About the artists and company: Heine Avdal and Yukiko Shinozaki’s work is concerned with “performativity” and allows for an open interpretation of movement as a heterogeneous combination of a variety of media. Consequently, they draw on a broad range of disciplines and expertise. They create projects in both theatrical and non-theatrical environments / spaces such as offices, hotels, supermarkets, etc. Through interaction with those familiar spaces and by treating them slightly differently, they suggest to rethink the notion of the everyday itself. In 2000 Avdal and Shinozaki formed their own company ‘fieldworks’. Since then, they created more than 25 productions which all have been touring internationally.

Reviews: “With unannounced, Fieldworks have created an intelligent work about theatre…” – Tanz Magazin “It is an unbelievably clever performance…” – Ruhrbarone

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Heine Avdal & Yukiko Shinozaki / fieldworks






  • 6.917:00
  • 7.917:00


1 hour 20 minutes


Dansehallerne, Franciska Clausens Plads 27, 1799 København V


Concept and direction: Heine Avdal, Yukiko Shinozaki. Created and performed by: Heine Avdal, Yukiko Shinozaki, Ingrid Haakstad, Orfee Schuijt, Krisjanis Sants, Yumi Osanai also performed by Gabel Eiben. Sound design: Johann Loiseau. Light design: Hans Meijer, Michael Janssens. Media artist: Julie Pfleiderer. Dramaturgy and text: André Eiermann. Drawings: Orfee Schuijt. Electronics: Johann Loiseau, Matthieu Virot. Management: Bob Van Langendonck. Produced by: fieldworks (BE), Heine Avdal (NO). Coproduced by: PACT Zollverien (DE), BUDA (BE), BIT Teatergarasjen (NO), STUK (BE), Kaaitheater (BE), Teaterhuset Avantgarden (NO), Black Box (NO). With the support of: Norsk Kulturråd, Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, apap - performing Europe 2020 (co- funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union). Special thanks to: Vooruit (BE), Netwerk Aalst (BE).

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