• Premiere

    October 28th 2021

  • Duration

    120 min. + pause

Se spilledatoer

THE DANISH GIRL

In my body lived to distinctly separate creatures who stood alien and almost hostile towards each other because they each only had room for the one.  

– Lili Elbe, From man to woman
(Hauge og Clausens Forlag, 1988)

As the first in the world, the world renounced Holstebro Dance Company presents the performance The Danish Girl – in collaboration with Vejle Musikteater.

The performance is based on the moving story of Einar Wegener. In 1931, Einar Wegener was the first transgender in the world who underwent a gender confirming operation and became her true self; Lili Elbe.

The story was the foundation of the novel, The Danish Girl, by the American author David Ebershoff. Since then, the story has also been told through an Oscar-winning Hollywood film with the same name.

Starring as Lili Elbe will be the exceptionally skilled dancer, Bjørk-Mynte Paulse.

With her own vivid experience as trans gender, she will add a dimension and depth to the character which will make this masterpiece even more relevant and meaningful.

Alongside Holstebro Dance Company is one of Northern Europe’s best and most award-winning choreographers, Tim Rushton. He will create an empathetic and beautiful dance performance. A dance performance which will express the vast number of emotions, The Danish Girl is full of.

  • Staging and choreography

    Tim Rushton

  • Choreography

    Holstebro Dansekompagni

  • Music and Sound Design

    Christian Tronhjem

  • Scenography and Light Design

    Sarah Fredelund

  • Dramatised by

    Storm Møller Madsen og Levi Stray

  • Costumes

    Åsa Gjerstad

Participating dancers from Holstebro Dansekompagni

  • Photo of Bjørk-Mynte Buchgraitz Paulse
    Bjørk-Mynte Buchgraitz Paulse

    Danish Bjørk-Mynte has a background in classical ballet, she atteneded The Royal Danish Balletschool in Odense. She went on to get her bachelor degree from Oslo National Academy of the Arts 2018. Herefter she has freelance as dancer and teacher, teaching contemporary dance, lyrical contemporary and yoga.

    She joined Holstebro Dance Company in the spring of 2021.

    (She/her)

    Follow Bjørk-Mynte on Instagram here.

  • Photo of Elena Nielsen
    Elena Nielsen

    Danish Elena Nielsen has a background in Latin/Standard dance and classic ballet. She was a student at the Royal Danish Ballet School in Odense and finished her education at Codarts, University of Arts in Rotterdam in 2020. Here she completed her education with an internship at Scapino Ballet.

    She joined Holstebro Dance Company in the spring of 2020.

    (She/her)

    Follow Elena Nielsen on Instagram here.

  • Photo of Jasmine Gordon
    Jasmine Gordon

    Danish Jasmine Gordon received her education from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds in 2018. The, she continued her education with a master´s degree and an internship at the Phoenix Dance Theatre. Since then, she has worked with Ingrid Fiksdal and the Royal Danish Theatre.

    She joined Holstebro Dance Company in the spring of 2020.

    (She/her)

    Follow Jasmine Gordon on Instagram here.

  • Photo of Matthew Rawcliffe
    Matthew Rawcliffe


    English Matthew started as an actor at the National Youth Theater of Great Britain, after which he graduated from the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance. In 2019, Matthew won the contemporary dance category and became a finalist in BBC Young Dancer of 2019. Matthew is already recognized for his choreographic talent. He has most recently been an intern at Norrdans in Sweden.

    He started in Holstebro Dansekompagni in the spring of 2021.

    (He/him)

    Follow Matthew on Instagram here.

  • Photo of Jon Ipina
    Jon Ipina

    Spanish Jon Ipina received his education from Codarts, University of Arts in Rotterdam in 2020 and finished his education with an internship at Skånes Danseteater in Malmö. Here he, amongst others, participated in productions by Ôrjan Andersson and Marcos Morau.

    He joined Holstebro Dance Company in the autumn of 2020.

    (He/him)

    Follow Jon Ipina on Instagram here.

  • Photo of Mikkel Alexander Tøttrup
    Mikkel Alexander Tøttrup

    Danish Mikkel Alexander Toettrup received his education from the Iwanson International School, München in 2018. Since then, Mikkel has been a part of several productions by Johannes Härtl and Nadine Gerspacher amongst others. Mikkel has composed music and initiated several theatre associations.

    He joined Holstebro Dance Company in the spring of 2020.

    (He/him)

    Follow Mikkel Alexander Tøttrup on Instagram here.