Anne-Sofie Pi Østergaard

Karis Zidore
Slit Show

A revealing dance. An opening show.

Slit Show cuts through the masquerade of the exterior and slides along the slits to the interior. It’s a dance for a theater and an open mouth. A tease for the space between curtains and coming. An inner song longing to be shown.

Through removal of clothing, erratic moaning and deep opera, choreographer and composer Karis Zidore strips down and exposes inner states in the theater spotlight. Somewhere between erotics and entries, maskings and unmasking, sensing and exhibiting, a sincere show reveals itself from the curtains.

Who’s that slit? It’s the girl with no door on her mouth!

About the choreographer: Karis Zidore (she/her) is a choreographer and composer based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Through body, voice and sound her choreographic practice moves between loaded images to heartfelt sensations. She often departs from gendered voice and body materials only to tease, disrupt and reshape. Karis has collaborated with a.o. choreographers Emilie Gregersen and Olivia Riviére. She has presented works at Dansehallerne, Copenhagen Contemporary, Den Frie Udstilling and Momentum a.o. She is a co-founding member of Danseatelier, and the artistic director and curator of thecarrierbag festival together with Emilia Gasiorek. With the moniker Gel she has released abrupt and inconsistent dance music since 2018 through labels such as Kulør, Petrola80 and Escho.

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Karis Zidore


Slit Show




  • 9.10.2024, 20:00
  • 11.10.2024, 20:00
  • 12.10.2024, 20:00
  • 13.10.2024, 17:00


1 hour


Dansehallerne, Franciska Clausens Plads 27, 1799 Copenhagen V


Concept, choreography, performance: Karis Zidore. Composer: Karis Zidore. Scenography: Ditte Tygesen. Light: Anna Westh. Costume design: Mai Sakamoto. Dramaturge/choreographic sparring: Ofelia Jarl Ortega. Sparring partner/outside eye: Emilie Gregersen. PR photo: Anne-Sofie Pi Østergaard. Co-production: Dansehallerne. Residency: Milvus Artistic Research Center, Åbne Scene, The Danish Institute in Athens, ERGO Collective

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Statens Kunstfond (en)
Augustinus Fonden (en)
William Demant Fonden (en)
Københavns Kommune Scenekunstudvalg (en)
Danseatelier (en)
Aarhus Kommune (en)

Supported by: The Danish Arts Foundation, Augustinus Fonden, William Demant Fonden, Initiativpuljen Århus Kommune, Københavns Kommunes Scenekunstudvalg, Dansk Artist Forbund, Louis-Hansen-Fonden Thank you to Danseatelier