Charlotte Engelkes

Charlotte Engelkes

Swedish Televison SVT play is now streaming Engelkes performance Miss very Wagner worldwide.

Miss very Wagner

Link to see Miss Very Wagner on SVTPlay

Miss very Wagner is the beginning of a series of projects inspired by Richard Wagner’s rich operaworld and has been touring theatre and dance festivals around the world. Engelkes fascination with the heroines – from mere mortals to the divine Valkyries resulted in a piece, where she explores herself through four of them.

“In this story a woman must die. In this story Senta must throw herself off a cliff into the ocean to rescue the Flying Dutchman, followed by Elsa by the lake rescued by the mysterious Lohengrin arriving by a swan, she´s trying to uphold a promise of never to ask where he comes from? Isolde is on a boat dancing reluctantly her way to an arranged marriage and mixing love potions in the ship’s bar, to make Tristan stay with her in consummation of their love in death and after death. Finally Brünhilde takes things to a divine level and announces the total end, that when the singing is done, it’s time to leave.”

Other Engelkes projects inspired by Wagner´s operaworld:

The Very Wagner Hero Hour – 2011

Engelkes took on the male heroes in Wagner’s opera universe with her version of Siegfried from Nibelungens Ring, asking the question: Who is a hero today? With the actor and singer Lindy Larsson together with Charlotte Engelkes. Opening at Dansens Hus in Stockholm.

The very Wagner hero hour

Very Wagnerian Night – 2013

The two performances Miss very Wagner and The Very Wagner Hero hour formed its own production and was performed at the Royal Swedish Opera in the Wagner celebration year 2013, and later invited to the Singapore Art festival.

Flygande Holländare – 2013

Produced by Helsingborgs Stadsteater. Based on Wagner’s opera The Flying Dutchman, Engelkes performance depicts the legend of the captain who is condemned to sail the sea for eternity – until he is saved by a womans devoted love – in a totally new way. The text was created in interaction with members of the public and the audience, through the questions: Who do you think suffers the most among people around you, in your family , in your city? What can you do to help someone who suffers?

With: Bo G Andersson, Ester Claesson, Dan Kandell, Annika Kofoed, Robert Olofsson, Josef Palm (dancer), Henrietta Wallberg (dancer).

Flygande Holländare

All is Divine – 2013

Engelkes continued her very much ongoing Allkunstwerk process and gathered an ensemble of five extraordinary Valkyries, heroines and lazy mermaids to examine true sisterhood, incestuous love, giant’s fighting and gods in general. The performance, mostly inspired by Wagner´s Götterdämmerungen, opened at Dansens Hus in Stockholm and then went on tour to the Nordwind festival Hamburg.

With: Ingrid Tobiasson (operasinger) Lindy Larsson (actor), Charlotte Engelkes (actor), Celine Rosa Tan (singer) and Chan Sze Wei (dancer) Brian Gothong Tan (video).

GULDET -2016

GULDET completed the Engelkes Very Ring and was created for children from the age of 5 onwards. It presents a shimmering musical fairytale world inspired by Wagner’s opera Das Rheingold. The mermaid has lost her gold and meets Gods with money problems, hungry huge Giants and a sad lonely Dragon. What is the reason everybody wants the gold and why does the gold make everybody who owns it weird?

GULDET has been performed over 100 times at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm and at Malmö Opera in Malmö. It was also chosen to BIBU the festival for children and youth in Helsingborg.

With: Ida Lod (singer) Jonas Nilsson (actor), Måns Rudfeldt (parkour), Lindy Larsson (actor)/Charlotte Engelkes (actor).

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Lohengrin Dreams -2019

Lohengrin Dreams deals with the struggle between belief and doubt, fairytale and sink realism, wrapped in wondrous and quaint esthetics, to new written music and Wagner. Will the swanborne hero ever show up and from where? Could popping the question rather connect us than separate us?

A dance piece with three dancers, two acrobats and one opera singer, focusing on standing up for your dreams, then giving in to pressure and finally finding yourself asking the forbidden question: Where do you come from?

Lohengrin Dreams is a co-production between Astarte, Norrlandsoperan, Norrlandsoperan’s Symphony Orchestra, Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg, Spira Smålands Musik & Teater and Sasha Waltz & Guests. It opened at Norrlandsoperan, toured with Dansnet Sweden and was performed at Radial System Berlin 2020. With: Magnus Bjøru (circus performer), Ivonne Fuchs (operasinger), Ageliki Gouvi (dancer), Anthony Lomuljo (dancer), Henrietta Wallberg (dancer), Simon Wiborn (danceacrobat).

Artistic team Wagner projects

Ide, concept, text and direction: Charlotte Engelkes, Music: Willi Bopp, Light and stage: Karl Svensson, Costume: Anna Ardelius, Costume Miss Very Wagner: Lotta Nilsson, Choreographer Lohengrin Dreams : Ossi Niskala, Text Miss Very Wagner: Marina Steinmo, Text The Very Wagner Hero Hour: Sophie Holgersson, Photo: Anna Diehl, Mats Bäcker, Carl Thorborg.

Stage tecnic: Henrik Enar, Assistent Anna Widing, Producer Miss very Wagner, Lohengrin Dreams: Åsa Edgren/ Loco World. Producer The Very Wagner Hero Hour, All is Divine: Birgit Lindholm /ASTARTE Production.


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Lohengrin Dreams turné

Lohengrin Dreams

We just started the tour in Jönköping, Kalmar, Växjö, Karlshamn, Malmö and Berlin

“We all come from a context, we all belong together – this is the feeling that is so beautifully conveyed as Charlotte Engelkes, with her own unique approach and with a multifaceted ensemble, puts together yet another Wagner opera.” Svenska Dagbladet

WAGNER, WISHES AND FORBIDDEN QUESTIONS

After succesful premier at Norrlandsoperan and performances in Dansens Hus Stockholm, Lohengrin Dreams are now touring with Dancenet Sweden and to Berlin.

Charlotte Engelkes continues her exploration of the operaworld by Richard Wagner – playful, dead serious and totally bonkers. This time together with choreographer Ossi Niskala and with sound designer Willi Bopp, whose music together with the Norrlandsoperan Symphony, is playfully based on Wagner.

After successess like Miss Very Wagner, Siegfried – the Very Wagner Hero Hour, All is Divine, Flying Dutchmen and THE GOLD it’s time for Lohengrin Dreams– a piece about standing up for your dreams, then giving in to pressure and finally finding yourself asking the one question you have sworn never to ask: “Where do you come from?”

With three dancers, two acrobats and one operasinger, Engelkes presents her latest epic performance. Lohengrin Dreams deals with the struggle between belief and doubt, fairytale and sink realism, wrapped in wondrous and quaint esthetics, to new written music and Wagner. Will the swanborne hero ever show up? And from where? Could popping the question rather connect us than separate us?

With:

Magnus Bjøru, Ivonne Fuchs, Ageliki Gouvi, Anthony Lomuljo, Henrietta Wallberg, Simon Wiborn

Direction, idea and concept: Charlotte Engelkes. Music, sounddesign: Willi Bopp, Richard Wagner, Norrlandsoperans Symphony Orchestra. Choreograf: Ossi Niskala. Light, stage: Karl Svensson. Costume: Anna Ardelius. Producer: Åsa Edgren. Photo: Mats Bäcker. Light Tecnician: Tilda Berghäll. Costume and stagemanager: Liv Karlsson.

A co-production between Astarte, Norrlandsoperan, Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg, Spira Smålands Musik & Teater and Sasha Waltz & Guests. With support from The Swedish Art council and The City of Stockholm.

The tour started in JÖNKÖPING now KALMAR, VÄXJÖ, KARLSHAMN, MALMÖ and BERLIN

Kalmar Byteatern 18 feb kl 1900

Växjö Konserthus 20 feb kl1900

Karlshamn Lokstallarna 22 feb kl 1900

Malmö Dansstationen 24 feb kl 1900

Berlin Sasha Waltz & Guests Radial System 29 feb kl 2000

Berlin Sasha Waltz & Guests Radial System 1 mars kl 1800

 

 


Foto Mats Bäcker

Lohengrin Dreams

Lohengrin Dreams

World premier, Norrlandsoperan Umeå 23 -24 Nov

Dansens Hus, Stockholm 27-28 Nov

"/ Photo Mats Bäcker

Wagner, wishes and forbidden questions

Charlotte Engelkes continues her exploration of the operaworld by Richard Wagner – playful, dead serious and totally bonkers.

After successes as Miss Very Wagner and Siegfried – the Very Wagner Hero Hour , All is Divine, Flying Dutschmen and The GOLD it’s time for Lohengrin Dreams– a piece about standing up for your dreams, then giving in to pressure and finally finding yourself asking the one question you have sworn never to ask: “Where do you come from?”

With three dancers, two acrobats and one operasinger, Engelkes presents her latest epic performance. Lohengrin Dreams deals with the struggle between belief and doubt, fairytail and sink realism, wrapped in wondrous and quaint esthetics, to new written music and Wagner. Will the swanborne hero ever show up? And from where? Could popping the question rather connect us than separate us? Get the answers in Lohengrin Dreams

Worldpremier Norrlandsoperan Umeå 23-24 Nov

Dansens Hus Stockholm 27-28 Nov

Lohengrin will tour with Dancenet Sweden Feb 2020

German premiere at Radial System, Berlin  29 Feb 1 March 2020

With:

Magnus Bjøru

Ivonne Fuchs

Ageliki Gouvi

Anthony Lomuljo

Henrietta Wallberg

Simon Wiborn

 

Direction, idea and concept: Charlotte Engelkes

Music, sounddesign: Willi Bopp, Richard Wagner, Norrlandsoperans Symphony Orchestra

Choreograf: Ossi Niskala

Light, stage: Karl Svensson

Costume: Anna Ardelius

Producer: Åsa Edgren

Photo: Mats Bäcker

A co-production between Astarte, Norrlandsoperan, Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg, Spira Smålands Musik &Teater and Sasha Waltz & Guests.

With support from The Swedish Art council and The City of Stockholm.

 


Lohengrin Dreams

“Charlotte goes Cinderella” eller the Ash-girl

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Urpremiär for “Charlotte Goes Cinderella” eller the Ash-girl

Äntligen lagom till jul kommer Engelkes hybridversion av sagan om the Ash-tree girl eller Askungen, som ett gästspel till moment:teater i Gubbängen!

Charlotte gräver upp sagorna och ner prinsarna. I ett ärligt försök att hitta sin egen röst berättar hon ursprungssagan om Askungen – eller en saga sprungen ur minnen – på sitt högst egna personliga sätt. En glasklar och sotig musikalisk upprättelse för barnet inom oss. Och kanske en undermedveten taktik att hitta en drömprins ovan eller under jord.

Urpremiär Fredag 23 nov kl 1900, på moment:teater,

Gubbängstorget 117, T-bana Gubbängen, Stockholm, Sverige.

Föreställningar:

Fre 23 nov kl 1900    Bar och ärtsoppa från kl 1800,

Sön 25 nov kl 1600   Bar och ärtsoppa från kl 1500

Fre 30 nov kl 1900    Bar och ärtsoppa från kl 1800

Förbeställ soppa på 08- 508 501 29, info:http://moment.org.se/cafe/teatersoppa/

 

Biljetter Charlotte goes Cinderella 250 kr

KÖP BILJETTER HÄR

Vän-erbjudande, boka med kod ASH18 innan 1 nov. Ta med dig en drömprins eller prinsessa eller någon du tycker om.

Gå två betala för en. Gäller endast fram till 1 nov!

Medverkande Charlotte Engelkes och ev drömprinsar. Ide och koncept, text Charlotte Engelkes, Musik Willi Bopp, Text Marina Steinmo, Dramaturgi dans Ossi Niskala, Kostym Anna Ardelius, Konsultation Bengt Gomér, Foto Julius Bohlin.

En ASTARTE Produktion med stöd från Kulturrådet.

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“Charlotte Goes Cinderella”  or the Ash-girl

Finally and closer to Christmas, Engelkes hybrid version of the fairytale about the Ash-tree girl or Cinderella, opens as a guest performance at moment:teater in Gubbängen!

Charlotte digs up the fairytales and buries the princes. In a honest attempt to find her true voice, she tells the story of Cinderella- or a more sinister tale, in her very own way.  A sooty and crystal clear restitution of the child within. And maybe a subconscious tactic to find a prince above earth – or under.

World premier Friday 23 nov 1900h, moment:teater, Gubbängstorget 117,

T-bana Gubbängen, Stockholm, Sverige.

Performances:

Fri 23 nov 1900h    Bar och soup from 1800h,

Sun 25 nov 1600h  Bar and soup from 1500h

Fri 30 nov 1900h    Bar and soup from kl 1800h

Preorder your soup call 08- 508 501 29, info:http://moment.org.se/cafe/teatersoppa/

Tickets Charlotte goes Cinderella 250 kr

TICKETS

Friends, book now with code ASH18 before 1 nov. Bring a dream prince or princess or someone you like. Go two pay for one, only valid until 1 nov!

With Charlotte Engelkes and maybe dreamprinces. Idea and koncept, text Charlotte Engelkes, Music Willi Bopp, Text Marina Steinmo, Dramaturgi dance Ossi Niskala, Costym Anna Ardelius, Consultation Bengt Gomér, Foto Julius Bohlin

An ASTARTE Production with support from the Swedish Art council.

 


Foto Julius Bohlin

Den Lilla Glädjen på Strindbergs Intima teater

Nypremiär 

“Den Lilla Glädjen”

Strindbergs Intima Teater Stockholm, Fre 31/8  2018  kl1900,

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Liten och Glädjande Nypremiär!   

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”Den Lilla Glädjen” av och med Charlotte Engelkes spelas på Strindbergs Intima Teater under den Feministiska Bergmanfestivalen i Stockholm.

Charlotte Engelkes med ensemble av skådespelare, dansare och operasångare trär särskilt utvalda och skimrande pärlor, inspirerande ur filmregissören Ingmar Bergmans tidiga svartvita filmer, på en fint spunnen tråd.

Föreställningen är en mindre version av ”Glädjen eller småprat i svartvitt” som gjorde succe på Helsingborgs stadsteater under våren 2017.

Speldatum:

Fred 31/8 kl 1900,

lördag 1/9 kl 1900,

söndag 2/9 kl 1600

på Strindbergs Intima Teatern. Barnhusgatan 20 i Stockholm.

Biljetter direkt 180 kr vid dörren eller köp dagpass 250 kr på teaterns hemsida.

Köp biljetter

Pressrelease Feministisk Bergmanfestival

Med: Johanna Wilson,  David Sigfridsson,  Torbjörn Lilliequist,  Josef Palm,  Charlotte Engelkes.

Ide, koncept, manus Charlotte Engelkes, Sophie Holgersson, Regi Charlotte Engelkes, Ljudkomposition Willi Bopp, Scen och Ljus Bengt Gomér, Kostym Anna Ardelius, Video Brian Gothong, Teknik Magnus Lindberg, Produktion ASTARTE/ Stockholms stad Kulturförvaltning

Varmt tack till Bergmaninstitutet och Helsingborgs Stadsteater.

“Charlotte Engelkes är en superestet som gör konst av både det vackra och det fula, som hela tiden överraskar och lockar fram kreativt medskapande i andra.”   Rikard Loman DN

Recension DN

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A Small and Joyful Revival!
“The Little Joy” by and with Charlotte Engelkes will be performed at Feminist Bergmanfestival at Strindberg Intima Theatre in Stockholm.

Charlotte Engelkes and ensemble will thread shiny and selected pearls, from Ingmar Bergman´s early black and white movies, on a delicate spun wire. The show is an shorter adaptation from “JOY or smalltalk in black and white”, very well received performing in Helsingborg City Theatre during spring 2017.

Performing dates:

Fri 31/8 1900h,

Sat 1/9 1900h,

Sun 2/9 1600h

Strindbergs Intima Theatre, Barnhusgatan 20. Stockholm. Tickets 180 SEK directly at the entrance or buy a daily pass for the festival 250 SEK.

Tickets and info,  Pressrelease Feminist Bergmanfestival

With: Johanna Wilson,  David Sigfridsson,  Torbjörn Lilliequist,  Josef Palm,  Charlotte Engelkes.

Idea, concept, script Charlotte Engelkes, Sophie Holgersson, Regi Charlotte Engelkes, Music composition Willi Bopp, Stage and Light Bengt Gomér, Costume Anna Ardelius, Video Brian Gothong, Sound Magnus Lindberg, Production ASTARTE/ Stockholms stad Kulturförvaltning

Big thanks to the Bergmaninstitut and Helsingborgs City Theatre


Glädjen