Every Wednesday from 1031 August 2005. This month, as part of the Hans Christian Andersen bi-centenary celebrations, the Teatermuseet i Hofteatret (Theatre Museum at the Court Theatre) in Copenhagen is presenting weekly performances of the Danish writers fairytales accompanied by music and song. The museum, which was created to house the history of Danish-language theatre from 1700 to the present, is located in the Court Theatre of the former Royal Palace, Christiansborg, now seat of the Danish parliament Inaugurated in 1767 by King Christian VII and his queen, the British princess Caroline Mathilde, this jewel of a theatre provides a magical backdrop to Andersens fantasy world. The show, staged by Copenhagen Eventures, includes the Childrens Dance from Elverhj the Elf Mound which was first set to music in 1828. Since its premiere it has been performed almost 1000 times at the Royal Danish Theatre alone. The Galateana orchestra, conducted by Jasper Nordin with soloist Signe Asmussen will accompany storyteller Frans Rasmussen in bringing Andersens stories to life. Performances start at 17.00 and admission is free.
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Hans Christian Andersen celebrations.
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