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Would you like to get a little healthier?
A fun and social way to get in shape
2 Weekly Classes in Charlottenlund skov
Come and enjoy this training program that will combine both running and crosstraining for a total-body workout that will help improve your cardiovascular endurance. The exercises we do will burn calories, develop muscles and give you more energy.
Please register via mail or by phone
My name is Camilla Christoffersen and I hold degrees in psychology, human resource management, nutrition and workout. With several instructor certificates I have been running outdoor crossfit classes for numorous years and my goal is to help you get in shape by motivating you to do your best – in a positive way!
Everybody can join
The program is intended for women of all abilities and fitness levels. Classes will start from the main parking lot at the old Aquarium every wednesday and Friday morning from 9:00 am to 10:00 am. You can also decide only to join once a week.
The program will begin on September 2nd. You sign up on a monthly basis. The price is kr 275. a months.
Mail: [email protected]
I hope to see you.
Best Camilla Christoffersen www.sundhedsvaerkstedet.com
THAT THEATRE COMPANY PROUDLY PRESENTS
THE WOMAN IN BLACK BY SUSAN HILL
ADAPTED BY STEPHEN MALATRATT.
“The most terrifying live theatre experience in the world.”
Ian Burns, Benjamin Stender and Sarah Whitehouse.
Directed by Barry McKenna.
Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, Østerbro.
October 23 – November 23
Tickets: Billetten.dk / 7020 2096
Based upon the novel by Susan Hill, The Woman in Black has been successfully adapted for the stage by Stephen Malatratt. It has enjoyed a long run in London’s West End and this is the 2nd time we’ll be staging it here in Copenhagen. Put bluntly, it is a quietly shudder-some ghost story capable of chilling the flesh of even the most hardened horror fanatic.
Gripping ghost stories on stage are few and far between but this is one of them. The Woman in Black is an immaculate example of Gothic horror that builds to its climax with the slow purposeful precision of an Edwardian clock. It has all the ingredients: Isolated marshland, a spectre seeking vengeance for the death of her young child and things that go bump in the night….
The plot remains faithful to Hill’s book, but adds an extra dimension of a play within a play.
Arthur Kipps, a mild-mannered young lawyer, is sent from London to Crythin Gifford to represent his firm at the funeral of a recently deceased client, a reclusive widow. While he is conducting an inventory of the woman’s possessions at her isolated house, he has several terrifying encounters with a mysterious figure that not only threaten his sanity, but his very life.
While the story may be familiar – a young man of rational mind is thrust into terrifying situations of a paranormal nature, in a place that treats him as an outsider – The Woman in Black is not just another ‘things that go bump in the night’ story going through the motions. The slow burning tension and grim finale that refuses point blank to cop out, will linger long enough in the periphery of your grey matter to have you reaching for the light switch when sleep evades you.
Last year it was made into a feature film starring Daniel Radcliffe, but a recent survey carried out by the West End production comparing the scare-factor between the film and the theatre version shows that The Woman in Black is the most terrifying live stage show in the world…
From the outset, it is made clear something is not quite right about the seaside town of Crythin Gifford. The reactions of the superstitious locals when Arthur’s mission is revealed, is telling – and a sense of foreboding is stealthily conceived. Hushed whispers and outright ostracism ensue. The house where much of the story unfolds is situated off shore on a remote stretch of marshland and can only be reached at low tide, meaning that if Arthur is stranded there, he will be forced to stay the night. There’s talk of sudden mists slithering in over the marshes from the sea and catching people on the causeway, disorientating them and condemning them to a watery grave.
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Copenhagen Theatre Circle presents in English
The Importance of Being Earnest
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Jens Blegaa
Cast: Lisa Buckley, Claire Clausen, Micah Epstein, Jeanne Fernandez, Katrina Marshall, Brendan O’Gorman, Aidan O’Shea, Mario Paganini, Raymond Shinn
17–21 and 23–27 April 2013
Weekdays at 19:30; Saturdays and Sundays at 17:00
Ticket price kr. 140
Krudttønden, Serridslevvej 2, 2100 Kbh. Ø (www.krudttonden.dk)
Copenhagen Theatre Circle is proud to present Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of manners The Importance of Being Earnest, probably Wilde’s most popular play. It is meant to be pure entertainment, carrying a preposterous plot to its inevitable conclusion on a cloud of razor sharp witticisms. It originally opened in 1895, but we can still recognize the characters and marvel at the splendid precision of Wilde’s writing today.
Jack and Algernon are two fun-loving young gentlemen from the upper class. Algernon has invented a friend, Bunbury, whose never-ending illnesses enable Algernon to skirt all tedious social obligations. Jack has fun in the city under the assumed name of Ernest, while living a respectable life in the country as the guardian of Cecily, the granddaughter of his adopted parents. To her he recounts the tales of how badly his reprobate brother Ernest behaves in the city. As Ernest, he courts Gwendolen Fairfax, Algernon’s cousin and daughter of the formidable Lady Bracknell, a walking encyclopaedia of the unwritten rules of society and class. She has no intention of allowing Gwendolen to marry Jack, which does not prevent Gwendolen from eliciting a marriage proposal from him. In the guise of Jack’s brother, Ernest, Algernon visits Jack’s country home where he meets Cecily, who frankly informs him that she has been engaged to him for months. He instantly falls in love with her. Complications arise when the various assumed identities are revealed, as both girls are adamant that they can only ever love a man by the name of Ernest. In the wings, Cecily’s governess Laetitia Prism and the local Reverend Chasuble primly court each other while outwardly projecting proper Victorian moral rectitude. The servants, Lane and Merriman, make sure that what needs to be done is done.
COPENHAGEN THEATRE CIRCLE
This English-speaking group of theatre enthusiasts has been providing Copenhagen audiences with high-quality drama in English for well over 40 years. It presents 2–3 stage productions for the general public each year and hosts play-readings, improvisation courses and all manner of other theatre and acting-related events throughout the season. It is also a great place for newcomers to meet like-minded souls who love taking an active role in theatre productions (www.ctcircle.dk).
The Art of Living (Fully, Joyfully, Courageously)
Have you ever dreamed of a physical training that engages your mind as much as your body? Or a space where you can exercise your creativity while working on the quality of your expressions (vocal, physical, emotional)?
“THE ART OF LIVING” by Marcello Bosschar is starting a new group in Hellerup.
In the “Art of Living” Workshop we will investigate tools that are available for us to enhance the quality of our existence.
The tools are: Creativity, Yoga, “Brain Gym”, body awareness, “Le Jeu”, Theater games, Buddhist games, relaxation, amongst others. The workshop combines theoretical discussions with practical and dynamic exercises. Each session will be based/inspired by a theme that will define the
work of the session.
After this workshop, each participant will be able to:
Understand the mental and physical patterns that might be an obstacle to our personal progress.
Feel more confident about ourselves in life in general.
â€œBring homeâ€ a series of exercises which can be used as part of our personal development.
Apply creativity in any areas of our lives, thinking â€œout of the boxâ€ when facing a challenge.
Learn how to function in harmony with colleagues/family members,using their inputs/disturbance in our favor, finding a flow of ideas and
Perform daily tasks from a freer and lighter space within.
Rediscover “The lightness of being”.
Control anxiety and keep stress at healthy levels, enhancing focus and attention, â€œRelaxing, not collapsingâ€, working our bodies in a more
â€œintelligent wayâ€, keeping fit and in balance.
Facilitator: Marcello Bosschar
Educational head (coordination, methods, techniques, teaching)
email: [email protected]
— The course will run on monthly bases, every Wednesday from
10 AM to 12.
Cost: 1,200 DKK per person
— Number of participants: 06-15
— The venue: Chamby Studio, in Hellerup. Please check the
pictures of the place and address at: http://Chambystudio.dk/ this is the studio where Rudolph Tegner, the great Danish artist created some of his master pieces, a very inspiring place indeed.
— The registrationâ€™s deadline is November 2nd.
Contact for registration, and more information:
Chamby Studio is a new studio located on Lemchesvej 6 in Hellerup, specializing in Pilates Matwork and Ballet Barre.
Ballet Barre is inspired from classical and modern dance. The exercises at the barre are modified followed by a series of stretches,so all students can enjoy this technique to achieve a long lean, lifted and sculptured body. Classes are instructed both in Danish and English.
Books & Company customers are welcome to join a free trial class in the month of October. Please phone 25 39 09 93 for more information.
AN EVENING WITH PINTER
THAT THEATRE CO. & WHY NOT THEATRE CO. ARE PROUD TO INVITE YOU TO A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO COME CLOSER TO THE WORLD OF HAROLD PINTER:
at KRUDTTÃ˜NDEN, Serridslevvej 2, 2100 Copenhagen Ã˜, on November 8th 2012
Film “Working with Pinter ” plus talk and Q&A with Harry Burton: 17:30- 19:30
OLD TIMES by Harold Pinter: 20:00 â€“ 21:30
17:30 – 19:30
WORKING WITH PINTER â€“ presented by Harry Burton
Harry Burton is a British actor and director. He was a close associate of Harold Pinter for over twenty years, and in 2007, shortly before Pinter’s death, made the documentary WORKING WITH PINTER, an intimate portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning dramatist. Since Pinter’s death Harry has screened the film, given talks and led Pinter masterclasses around the world.
This is a very special opportunity to see the film, talk with the film-maker himself and get a unique insight into the world of Harold Pinter, arguably Britain’s most important playwright of the 20th century. After the film, Harry will talk about his work with Pinter and there will be the chance to ask questions. A glass of wine and snacks will be provided.
That Theatre Co & Why Not Theatre Co present
by HAROLD PINTER
Sensual, haunting & darkly funny.
SUE HANSEN STYLES, IAN BURNS & ANGELA HEATH-LARSEN.
DIRECTOR: BARRY McKENNA
KRUDTTÃ˜NDEN. OCT 24 â€“ NOV 24 2012.
Mon-Fri: 8pm. Sats: 5pm.
Tickets: Billetten.dk / 7020 2096
Nobel Laureate, Harold Pinter, was a master at conveying the thrill, the mystery and the destructive force of desire.
The action is set in the home of Deeley, a filmmaker, and his wife, Kate. Their world is invaded by a third party, Anna, who used to share a room with Kate when they were young secretaries in bohemian London, and who has now come to visit.
Elegy to vanished pubs and familiar songs.
You might look back on your student-days with rose-tinted glasses: The fun and the freedom you and your friends had. The parties you went to. The music you listened to. The films you watched together. The clothes you wore and readily removed as you explored relationships with your fellow students and colleagues.
The reminiscing in OLD TIMES soon becomes a dangerous game. What emerges through the haze of gossip and drinks, is that Kate is an unattainable figure to whom the two others lay claim; and that in talking over the old times they are reactivating a rivalry that has lain dormant since their youth.
This piece becomes a battle for the possession of Kate – Anna loves her every bit as much as her husband. Deeley finds himself excluded from Anna’s accounts of the early life she shared with his wife, but are her memories reliable, or is she making them up simply to infuriate her friend’s husband? As Anna declares, in the plays key lines:
“There are some things one remembers even though they may never have happenedâ€.
The action lasts approximately 80 minutes without an interval.
It is a brilliant, enigmatic masterpiece and one of Pinter’s finest.
Courses in English and French at The Open University in Copenhagen (Folkeuniversitet)
The Open University in Copenhagen offers courses in English and French on a wide range of subjects. A selection is listed below. If you should be interested in taking one or more of these courses visit Folkeuniversitet online and click on the British flag in the corner.
Here are a few ideas:
2012-1048 KULTURHISTORIE – A Jewish History of English Literature
2012-1079 ASTRONOMI – Wings in Space. A Life Inside NASA’s Space Shuttle Program
2012-5030 ASTRONOMI – The Big Bang Theory
2012-5146 KUNSTHISTORIE – Transgressions et scandales dans l’art des 19e et 20e siÃ¨cles
2012-5181 STATSKUNDSKAB – Danish political system
2012-5194 MUSIKVIDENSKAB – From late romanticism to serial music
2012-5319 LITTERATURVIDENSKAB – Deux portraits de femmes Ã¢gÃ©es.
IkonKids – a webshop for practical and quality must-haves for children
Our products focus on core goals in our lives as parents such as making your daily life easier, increasing balance and mobility in our children, to have fun, safety…. Quite often these products are not easy to get in Denmark and my mission is to scout for those products and make them available here.
The SwimFin, flags and the educational placemats are big hits.
I am currently checking out to bring to Denmark Bubblebum, the inflatable booster seat, ideal for travelling!
Traffic Buddy: warns cars that children are playing close by!
Bike Seat covers for a rainy day.
You can find us on facebook under IKONKIDS or SwimFin Denmark.
At the moment we are running a great series of homeparties with 2 other companies, so you can shop at home not only for IKONKIDS products but also Danish Design clothes for children and hand made top quality jewelry! It is a “hyggelig” evening and great fun!
Contact us if you want to have an event organised on [email protected]
Wedding and Portrait Photographer
Dreamvue Photography is a creative, professional digital photography studio specializing in weddings, portraits, corporate portraiture, pregnancy and family and children. Our services are offered in our studio or at a location of your choice. We are competitively priced and offer portraits in all sizes, collages, â€œBaby, Watch Me Growâ€ program and special packages.
At Dreamvue Photography, we take pride in creating perfectly crafted prints on a variety of media including canvas, acrylic, fine art papers or archival quality photo papers. We can also individually design and print cards, invitations and announcements. Gift certificates are available for purchase in any amount.