The solo performance “I, HÄNDEL” is based on the novel “Mitt grymma öde” by Carl-Michael Edenborg. The novel is a historical fantasy about the life of the German composer Georg Friedrich Händel, has been dramatised by Edenborg and then further adapted for performance by Henriette Pedersen.
The performance uses linguistic cross-dressing and physical play to tell the story about the great, male composer. Gender, sexuality and megalomania constitutes one dimension of the performance, alongside the hygiene and fashion of the Baroque era. Caisa Stina Forssberg portrays Händel of its premiere at Atalante.
Concept/director: Henriette Pedersen
Text: Carl-Michael Edenborg
Performer: Caisa-Stina Forssberg
Costumes: Kjell Nordström aka Baron von Bulldog
Set design: Olav Ryland Myrtvedt
Lights: Tilo Hahn
Sound/music/concept: Katrine Ganer Skaug
Sound editing: Anja Tietze Lahrmann
Dramaturgy: Kai Johnsen
Program text: Anette Therese Pettersen
Producer: Morten Kippe
Baroque inspiration: Elizabeth Svarstad
In Riding Romance 3 – Das Rotkäppchen Henriette Pedersen for the first time works with a dj; Ola Smith-Simonsen aka Olanskii – one of Norways foremost djs. He is behind the club concept Sunkissed and runs the club Jaeger in Oslo. The performance consists of a live set of Olanskii, where the sound is built up and broken in a wild encounter with dancer Kristine Karåla Øren, light designer Tilo Hahn, set designer/visual artist Maja Nilsen and the audience.
Das Rotkäppchen is the the third and last part of the performance trilogy Riding Romance, where Pedersen and her group of artists turns and twists on three iconic works from the romantic era: the ballet Swan Lake, the painting The Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (Das Nebelmeer) and the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood (Das Rotkäppchen).
By and with: Kristine Karåla Øren, Henriette Pedersen, Tilo Hahn, Olanskii, Maja Nilsen, Anette Therese Pettersen, Sveinn Fannar Johannsson and Morten Kippe
Riding Romance 3 – Das Rotkäppchen premiered at Atalante, Guthenburg in Sweden the 5ht of december 2015.
Guest performance at Black Box Theatre in Oslo in january 2015.
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