Sat, May 18 Mon, May 20


from Denmark

A fusion of street and contemporary dance, five dancers catapult themselves across benches in an energetic and upbeat performance about life’s big and small questions.  

all ages

part of JUNIOR Festival

Free Admission
No tickets required

Photo by Raphael Solholm


Photo by Raphael Solholm


Witness the magic in this playful performance of breaking and contemporary dance from Denmark’s Uppercut Dance Theater. Using supersized benches as their launch pad, five dancers throw themselves around a long, black bench in a performance about how we can find our place in the world when life wants to throw us on the bench and out of the game. 

About Uppercut Dance Theater

Uppercut Dance Theater is a diverse and international dance company based in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The company presents a fresh fusion of different dance styles, illustrated by the individual dancers’ different backgrounds in capoeira, break dance, acrobatics and contemporary dance. It is important for Uppercut Dance Theater to consist of performers and dancers with very different individual qualities, giving the company a diverse movement language, which has known to become its artistic signature.

Uppercut Dance Theater was founded in 1982 and recently celebrated its 40-year anniversary. Since 2015 the artistic leadership has been held by Stephanie Thomasen and Mark Philip.

About Stephanie Thomasen

Stephanie Thomasen is an award-winning choreographer and the woman at the forefront of Uppercut Dance Theater. She has been the artistic director of Uppercut Dance Theater since 2016 and a dancer and choreographer in the company since 2009. Her aesthetic language is often dark and powerful with comic elements that add a unique character to her pieces. Stephanie Thomasen has traveled the world with her works, most recently in France, Germany and Brazil.


Choreographer Stephanie Thomasen, in collaboration with dancers Set design Johan Kølkjær Light Design Peter Løkke Technical On Tour Martin Danielsen

Dancers Patrick Afuale Eirup, Adam Tocuyo, Jens Schyth Brøndum, Kriss Mensa, Mahamat Fofana

Music René Aubry, Estas Tonne, Rodrigo y Gabriela

Uppercut Dance Theater would like to acknowledge the support of the Danish Arts Foundation.

Dates & Times

Sat, May 18
3:15pm 4:00pm
Sun, May 19
3:15pm 4:00pm
Mon, May 20
3:15pm 4:00pm


Free admission
No tickets required


South Lawn

A temporary venue located at the south end of our campus, west of the main building and north of the Concert Stage.

  • Outdoor Venue
  • Wheelchair accessible

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

Supported by

Royal Danish Embassy Ottawa