The Secret Garden

/ 12. February 2022

Winter break activity for children and adults in weeks 7 and 8.

In a hyperaesthetic, secret garden, created at the Glyptotek by POPPYKALAS (floral artist), MYKA (choreographer) and Di Garbi (musician), the whole family can savour a meditative, sensuous, musical experience. Sit or lie down on ‘carpet islands’ in the Central Hall in a fragrant, budding, fairy-tale landscape and surrounded by fabric flowers, while marvelling at dancing flower creatures.

The concept draws inspiration from a Japanese kind of therapy known as ‘forest bathing’, which unites body, soul and nature. Di Garbi will perform the newly-composed work live at each session, accompanying the dancers as they tell a non-verbal story.

Enjoy a family outing to The Secret Garden – a tribute to community and nature, an exploration of slowness and sensitiveness, and a reminder of the healing powers of nature.

POPPYKALAS is the brainchild of the floral artist Thilde Maria Haukohl Kristensen. Drawing her inspiration from flowers, she creates magical, sensuous, ultra-aesthetic universes, which are famous both in Denmark and abroad.

MYKA is the brainchild of My Grönholdt. MYKA is a dance company that specialises in sensory, aesthetic, top-quality theatrical experiences children, babies and their adults. MYKA has been selected for the Danish Arts Foundation’s 2020-2022 Career Programme – The Young Artistic Elite.

DI GARBI is a pianist, singer and composer. Her music is poetic and dreamy, featuring an underlying darkness.

Whom is it for?
For children from 5 years and up and their adults. Children outside the target group are naturally welcome to attend, depending on whether their adults deem it appropriate.

Duration: approx. 40 minutes.

The ticket includes admission to the museum throughout the day. The museum café Picnic will be serving a children’s menu and other goodies. Remember to reserve a table here.

Normal price: DKK 185
Mit Teater (My Theatre): DKK 155
Mit Teater students: DKK 155
Children and young people under 25: DKK 95
Glyptotek season ticket holders: DKK 155
Please note that there is a service charge of DKK 10 per order.

You can buy tickets via Teaterbilletter here.
The ticket gives you admission to the entire Glyptotek on the day.
Tickets are non-refundable, but may be passed on.

Season Tickets:
If you have a season ticket for the Glyptotek, you get a discount on tickets to the event. Please contact for more information.

If you do not have a season ticket, you can purchase one here and enjoy free admission to exhibitions and selected events at the Glyptotek.

Thanks to the Danish Arts Foundation, Augustinus Fonden, William Demant Fonden, Beckett Fonden and A.P. Møller Fonden for their generous support.

Thanks to Kvadrat for sponsoring textiles for the scenography.

Playing times:
12 February at 10.30 am & 1.30 pm
13-20 February (apart from Tuesday) at 10.30 am & 12.00 noon
22-25 February at 3.30 pm
26-27 February at 10.30 am

Choreography: MYKA
Set design: Poppykalas
Costume designer: Poppykalas assisted by Ida Marie Højris and Katrine Fie Jensen
Composer: Di Garbi
Dancers: My Nilsson, Birgitte Lundtoft and Dani Escarleth Pozo
Lighting designer: Sarah Falk Fredelund
Artistic consultant: Marie Dahl
Dramaturg: Thea Kulavig
Production: Zangenberg Teater
Administration and sounding board: Jens Christian Jensen
Photographer: Sarah Buthmann
Press: Kristoffer Dalsgård,