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
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.