WAGNER, A SWAN-BOAT AND LOT OF BELIEFS

Charlotte Engelkes continues to explore Richard Wagner and his operas with a confident touch of humour and craziness. After successes such as Miss Very Wagner and Siegfried – the Very Wagner Hero Hour, her next project is Lohengrin – an opera about false accusation, ridicule and restitution.

Engelkes introduces three dancers, two acrobats and one opera singer in an epic creation in a form of a dream. Lohengrin Dreams is a dance performance about faith and doubts, a struggle between the naïve and cruel, all of which is packed into Engelkes wondrous eccentric aesthetics. Perhaps one day he will arrive … Lohengrin … as in Wagner’s opera, floating on a Swan.

The premiere of Engelkes performance will take place at Norrlandsoperan on 23 November 2019.

about CHARLOTTE ENGELKES

Charlotte Engelkes is a director and a performance artist. Her performances are shown in Sweden and at dance and theatre festivals around the world. Her artistic range stretches over dance, theatre, performance and opera – all in her own supremely personal manner.

Dancenet Sweden has earlier toured Charlotte Engelkes performances, Miss Jekyll & Hyde (2004) and Min Mamma – A Documentary Musical (2017).

credits

Opera singer: Ivonne Fuchs
Dancers/acrobats: Anthony Lomuljo, Ageliki Gouvi, Henrietta Wallberg, Simon Wiborn, Magnus Bjœru
Idea, choreography, set: Charlotte Engelkes
Choreography master, project leader: Ossi Niskala
Light design, set: Karl Svensson
Costume, masque, props: Anna Ardelius
Photo: Mats Bäcker
Music, sound design: Willi Bopp, Richard Wagner , Norrlandsoperans symfoniorkester
Producer: ASTARTE in collaboration withNorrlands Operan, Dansnät Sverige, Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg, Sasha Waltz & Guests Berlin, Spira /Smålands Musik & Teater

Tours with Dancenet Sweden autumn 2019/spring 2020