Easter break on CC 12:00–17:00

Performance Festival for children and adults

During the Easter break, Copenhagen Contemporary (CC) will open its doors to a performance festival and transform the art center into a giant playground and art scene. Here guests – families, friends, young people, old people and children – get the opportunity to experience performance by the renowned German artist Eva Meyer-Keller and Sybille Müller – and try the spectacular performance game PLAYING UP, which has collected and translated contemporary art’s most iconic performances into an interactive game.


15.04.19 kl. 16.00 & 16.04.19 kl. 12.00
Performance by Eva-Meyer-Keller and Sybille Müller Sounds Like Catastrophes: Daily Children and young people listen to disasters in the media; rising temperatures, climate refugees and shortage of food. Recently many young people have organized demonstrations to put focus on and speed up the fight for a better climate. They are tired of adults refusing to face the realities. Sounds Like Catastrophes adds visuals and sound to the dark forecasts – and you’re invited to watch and listen! Six children in the ages 10-12 have discussed disasters and built a series of disaster scenarios using everyday objects such as matches, sugar canes, salt, beans and paper. They play the disasters as a music of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tidal waves, tornados and melting icebergs. The performance (40 min.) is created by Eva Meyer-Keller and Sybille Müller and is based on conversations with the six contributing children. Sound: Rico Repotente. Recommended age: From age 8 (remember children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult).

17.- 21.4.19 kl. 12.00-17.00
PLAYING UP is a performance game that children and adults can play together. 36 cards describe the historical performances, explain the works, and suggest ways to recreate them alone or with others. The game is divided into six categories and they will be situated at different locations on CC. Each category features six iconic performance works by acclaimed international artists from Yoko Ono to Kirsten Justesen. Young guides will be ready to explain the rules of the game and provide the materials for you to create the performances. Here you can dance with animals, fight with ketchup, remote control your friends, walk your parents on a leash, put on a gorilla mask, count your breaths, paint your ear green, and shout at the top of your lungs for as long as you can! Recommended age: 3 years and up (remember children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult).

Admission is free after paid entrance for adults over the age of 18.

The performance festival and PLAYING UP is presented by a collaboration between Live Art Denmark and CC’s learning initiative CC STUDIO.

Go exploring at CC and in the history of performance with family and friends – or by yourself.

We look forward to seeing you!

PERFORMANCE ART: Like sculpture, painting, and other visual art expressions, action can also be an art form. Action as an art form was first attempted by artists as early as the nineteenth century but did not become widespread until the 1960s under headings such as performance art, live art, action art and happenings, describing different kinds of actions.

PLAYING UP is a collaboration between Theatre of ResearchLive Art Development Agency (LADA) and Tate Early Years and Family Programme.