DON GNU is a guarantee of physical action theatre and dance combined in a playfull and poetic man-power universe!
The company was founded in 2010 by the two choreographers Jannik Elkær and Kristoffer Louis Andrup Pedersen, who also constitute the artistic duo at the helm of DON GNU. Today the company is one of the most touring companies in Denmark. In addition to extensive tour activities in Denmark, DON GNU has also toured in all the Nordic Countries, South Korea, Canada, big parts of Europe and Cuba.
The company’s name is built around the paradox embedded in the name DON GNU. Don as an individual, and Gnu (wildebeest) as a herd animal, the constellation of both the individual and the collective creates the dynamism, experimentation and development-basis for the ideas that are the hallmark of DON GNU productions.
UNG GNU is DON GNU's youth department, making physical performances in a more experimental format, but with the same loving humor, poetry and raw physics that DON GNU is known and loved for.
UNG GNU is both a hotbed for newly trained talents within the physical performing arts and at the same time an experimental meeting between the new and the more established forces, where new artistic expressions are jointly explored and developed.