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Charlotte Engelkes:
All is divine

  • © Carl Thorborg
  • © Carl Thorborg
  • © Carl Thorborg
  • © Carl Thorborg
Theater & Performance
  • Sat, 07.12.2013 20:30 [Premiere]
    Deutsche Erstaufführung
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Sun, 08.12.2013 20:30
    Deutsche Erstaufführung
    Kampnagel – K2

The gripping performance All Is Divine brings together the different worlds built up by Swedish stage personality Charlotte Engelkes in her imaginative and acclaimed Wagner-themed trilogy The Very Ring. In this final part of the trilogy, humans mingle with gods, east with west, heroines, sisters, brothers and absent parents in their own ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’ – full of love and references to the opera world. Personal and playful, she depicts how the mythological world relates to reality. On stage are Charlotte Engelkes, actor Lindy Larsson, Royal Court Singer Ingrid Tobiasson, the Singapore performers Celine Rosa Tan and Chan Sze Wei along with the works of visual artist Brian Gothong Tan and the German sounddesigner Willi Bopp. 

Charlotte Engelkes carries out a radical attack on Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen.” Taking his magnum opus, she casts it into the air, like a bunch of clinking spoons. The result is a mix of ingenious whim and nerdy passages.  In her inimitable signature way, Engelkes stirs the pot, mixing Wagner’s pantheon of gods with oriental culture and German cabaret. [...] She annexes Wagner with loving banter, nurturing, as well as mastering, the Gesamtkunstwerk. ALL IS DIVINE is an exceedingly beautiful performance, with sweeping swaths and colourful lighting. The oriental elements of dance and music are a powerful contrast to Wagner’s world. Masks, shadow games, fans, and shimmering parasols add an undercurrent of brittle poetry that breaks nicely against Wagner’s harmonies and Willi Bopp’s slightly jazzy musical language. [...] The ensemble surrounding Engelkes is congenial. Svenska Dagbladet


  • Director: Charlotte Engelkes
  • Künstler/ in: Charlotte Engelkes, Lindy Larsson, Ingrid Tobiasson, Celine Rosa Tan, Chan Sze Wie MUSIK Willi Bopp, Richard Wagner
  • Music: Willi Bopp, Richard Wagner
  • Text: Charlotte Engelkes, Sophie Holgersson
  • Kostüme: Anna Ardelius
  • Video: Brian Gothong Tan
  • Dramaturgie: Katarina Aronsson
  • Lights: Karl Svensson

Co-production: Dansens Hus, Stockholm
Funded by Music Development and Heritage Sweden, Swedish Arts Council, Swedish Arts Grants Committee, National Arts Council Singapore, City of Stockholm, Royal Swedish Opera, Goethe-Institut.
The guest performance is supported by Swedish Institute, Swedish Embassy and Kulturrådet

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