opHAV – GLiMT & Teatret OM

Contemporary circus with a crane in Sydhavnen
Thu. 31 May at 20.00 hrs.
Fri. 1 June at 20.00 hrs.
Sat. 2 June at 16.00 & 20.00 hrs.
Sun. 3 June at 14.00 hrs.
PLACE Slusens Bådebyggeri, Ved Slusen 34, Copenhagen S


An iconic harbour crane in Copenhagen’s multifaceted Sydhavnen plays the leading role in this charming circus performance about our never-ending quest for distant horizons and new adventures.

Four daring performers balance, fly and transform the harbour quay into a swirling meeting point with aerial acrobatics, tightrope walking and live music.

The crane is firmly planted here at the quayside where land and water meet. This is where travellers embark on their way out into the world, and this is where we meet those who are arriving.

But how do we embrace the new opportunities and the new people who arrive from afar? With rational skepticism or illusory curiosity? With a yearning for the exotic or a mistrust of the unknown?

Everyday situations are transformed into spectacular physical activities, all while the live music provides atmosphere, warmth and soul for this timeless, captivating story.



GLiMT creates distinctive visual and physical performances in the intersection between circus, dance and physical theatre. Their style is aimed at adults as well as children by combining the immediately spectacular with relevant stories and issues.


Teatret OM is an international theatre group. The actor is at the centre of the creative process in which the relationship with space, visual expression, music and vocals is integrated as an essential aspect of the final expression. Teatret OM is a local theatre based in the municipality of Ringkøbing-Skjern.

Duration: 60 min.
Recommended from: aged 7


“In the South Harbour in Copenhagen, the fun happened on a small square with a huge crane surrounded by bulky houseboats as local colouring. With a shining blue, cloudless summer sky to form a background, ‘opHAV’ had the perfect setting for a series of situations executed with power and humour. Some are short, others longer, where content and people have time to develop. Each of the performers has their own steady character, but it is the grotesque, comic ensemble play that gives ‘opHAV’ greatest impact.” Teateravisen

The performance has been created by the artistic team
Idea and direction: Lars Lindegaard Gregersen
Participating performers: Päivi Raninen, Moa Asklöf Prescott, Linnéa Backgård
Participating musician and composer: Maja Romm
Scenography: Antonella Diana
Costumes: Camila Sarrazin
Consultants: Sandra Pasini, Annemarie Waagepetersen, Antonella Diana
Producer: Jonas Schou Hansen
Photo: Søren Meisner

A co-production by GLiMT and Teatret OM with support from the Danish Arts Foundation Committee for Performing Arts, Konsul George Jorck og Hustru Emma Jorcks Fond, In Situ and Metropolis



This performance has received a production aid by the IN SITU ACT project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union