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At the beginning of 2010 ZeBU opened its doors to a children’s and youth theatre at Amager Kulturpunkt with the experienced theatre-directors Jørgen Carlslund and Marc van der Velden at the helm. Both creators have been involved with chrildren’s theatre for almost 30 years and have several honours awards and nominations to their name.

Jørgen Carlslund took the first dancing steps way back in 1983 at Corona Danseteater where he became manager in 1988. The same year Marc van der Velden established the innovative Theater La Balance together with Lotte Faarup. Both theatres produced a vast amount of new and innovative shows and performances which went on to tour in both Denmark and internationally. In 2004 they joined forces under the constellation Corona La Balance, and a year later it was chosen to be the country’s first state-subsidised children’s theatre. After a period of four years the theatre got the opportunity to move into Røde Kro Teater’s old venue at Amager, and become Copenhagen’s new small city-theatre. ‘ZeBU’ was chosen as the new name and since 2010 the theatre has laid the foundation for many new productions, guest performances, festivals and cooperative projects at Amager.

As a part of a new strategic plan for the theatre, Jørgen Carlslund has taken the post as sole manager of ZeBU beginning early 2021.

What is the state of diversity in Danish youth- and children’s theatre? That is the question ZeBU has aimed to answer with the launch of the research project, “A Moment of Diversity”, developed and led by Nanna Bøndergaard Butters. The project is based on interviews, art-based research and literature on diversity with connections to PRIMSA; a project launched to support endeavours towards making Danish children’s theatre more diverse.

Season 19/20

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Own an co-productions
Atlas of Remote Islands, Man to Man, Ama’r, Oxygen, 24 Secrets, Snow and Sand, Classy!, The Story of V

Guest performances
Grass, Tango, My Brother is a Blue whale, Dad is grumpy, Vise Versa

Festivals
Amager children’s theatre festival 2019, Amager children’s music festival 2020

Season 18/19

Own a co-productions
Grown Up, Classy!, True Confusion, 24 Little Secrets, Atlas of Remote Islands

Guest performances
The Seeress’ Sentence, The Soldier, It’s Going Down, Sunday, Otto

Festivals
Amager children’s theatre festival 2018, Amager children’s music festival 2019, Springfestival 2019

Season 17/18

Own a co-productions
Grown Up, Zilan B. My Story, Classy!, 24 All-new Secrets

Guest performances
The Fox is Out There, The Word on the Table

Festivals
Amager children’s theatre festival 2017

Season 16/17

Own and co-productions
Principle 1914, Zilan B. My Story, 24 New Secrets, Bottom Rocks, Classy!, My Dad and Angry Man, Afraid of The Dark

Guest performances
A Mano, Mira’s Friends, Around the World in 80 Days, The Kitchen, Fiery Soul, The Fox is Out There

Festivals
Amager children’s theatre festival 2016

Season 15/16

Own and co-productions
Bottom Rocks, Principle 1914, One Cup That Speaks, 24 Secrets, The Land Below, Afraid of The Dark, The Journey to God, My Dad and Angry Man

Guest performances
That Which No one Knows, #bitch#tramp#backstabber, No dear mother

Festivals
Amager children’s theatre festival 2015, Springfestival 2016

Season 14/15

Own and co-productions
Bottom Rocks, Peer Gynt, The Journey to NOW, True Confusion, The Land Below

Guest performances
Deadline, At the Ark 8 o’clock, iPLAY uPLAY wePLAY

Festivals
Amager children’s theatre festival 2014

Season 13/14

Own and co-productions
The Journey to NOW, The Journay to God, Peer Gynt, True Confusion, Chirstmas-hats

Guest performances
No dear mother, I’m Missing a Part, Fuck, Young Blond Girl, HEn and dogSHE, The Little Prince

Festivals
Amager chilrdren’s theatre festivsl 2013, Springfestival 2014

Season 12/13

Own and co-productions
The Journey to NOW, Look at My Shadow, Peer Gynt, And Then All of a Sudden You’re Standing There

Guest performances
Child of Darkness, Animal Farm, Take2, Oh My God!, When I Got Lost, .h.g, I Me Fuck You

Festivals
Amager children’s theatre festival 2012, FUTi – Festival for young theatre enthusiasts

Season 11/12

Own and co-productions
And Then All of a Sudden You’re Standing There, Look at My Shadow, The Beach, Brights Tales in Dark Times, In Real Life, Too, The Art of Flying

Guest performances
Either Or, Buchettino, Body Rhythm Factory, V.I.P, Child of Darkness

Festivals
Amager children’s theatre festival 2011, Springfestival 2012

Season 10/11

Own and co-productions
In Real Life, Too, 100 Stories and 1 More, And Then All of a Sudden You’re Standing There

Guest performances
Fish, The Holy Night, Friend in The Wardrobe, Rain / Calculate / Count on it, 6 P LR K?, Say Cheese!, The Great Leap

Festivals
My World IMAGES, Amager children’s music festival 2010, Copenhagen Reads