ABOUT COPENHAGEN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE
Copenhagen International Theatre is the primary force behind international performing arts in Denmark.
By applying our huge international network and in close collaboration with local institutions and partners our organisation has produced more than 50 international festivals, workshops and seminars etc. presenting more than 1500 invited artists, ensembles and companies over the past 30 years.
Copenhagen International Theatre seeks to constantly break the established notions of art and performing arts by presenting completely new genres and trends within performing arts in the broadest sense. On the whole, we wish to create a unique variety of performing arts, which excites and inspires Danish audience and professional arts communities alike.
The all important cultural expression, the living, the original, the infinite and the vital are important keywords for Copenhagen International Theatre, which is precisely why we, in 2007, launched a new festival which will run until 2017.
METROPOLIS - FESTIVAL FOR
Copenhagen International Theatre was established in 1979 as a non-profit cultural organisation initiated by Trevor Davies and is now an independent organisation.
Katrien Verwilt has an MA in Roman Philology and Theatre Studies from universities in Leuven (Belgium), Bologna (Italy) and Århus (Denmark), before she began her training with the Chaos Pilots. In 1994 she was headhunted to join the Copenhagen 96 Cultural Capital of Europe team, as international secretary. Since 1998 she has been with Copenhagen International Theatre on a permanent basis.
Trevor Davies, founder of Copenhagen International Theatre, originally a town planner. Later he was secretary general of the Aarhus Festival and Copenhagen 96 Cultural Capital of Europe as well as co-founder of the Danish Centre for Culture and Development (DCCD). 2000-04 he was head of Salisbury International Arts Festival and 2004-06 of the New Writing Partnership, Norwich. Apart from being a part of the artistic direction of Copenhagen International Theatre.