Sasha Waltz & Guests brings the new piece by Swedish Performance artist Charlotte Engelkes for the German premiere to Berlin’s radialsystem in February 2020.
With three dancers, two acrobats and one operasinger, Engelkes – this time together with choreographer Ossi Niskala – continues her exploration of Richard Wagner’s operaworld – playful, serious and funny. »Lohengrin Dreams« is 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?« Will the swanborne hero ever show up? And from where? Could popping the question rather connect us than separate us?
Engelkes and her ensemble in »Lohengrin Dreams« deal with the struggle between belief and doubt, fairytale and realism, wrapped in wondrous and quaint esthetics, to new written music by sound designer Willy Bopp after Richard Wagner’s opera »Lohengrin«.
After Engelkes’ former explorations into the world of Wagner’s operas and his infamous heroines, »Miss Very Wagner« (presented 2006 at the radialsystem), »Very Wagner Hero Hour«, »All is Divine«, »Flying Dutchmen« and »THE GOLD«, it is now time for »Lohengrin Dreams«.
29. February, 8 pm
1. March 2020, 6 pm
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Magnus Bjoeru (Dance / Acrobatics), Ivonne Fuchs (Solois), Ageliki Gouvi (Dance), Anthony Lomuljo (Dance), Henrietta Wallberg (Dance), Simon Wiborn (Dance / Acrobatics)
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.