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I, Händel (2016)

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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.

Credit
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
Light technician: Ane Reiersen
Sound/music/concept: Katrine Ganer Skaug
Sound editing: Anja Tietze Lahrmann
Dramaturgy: Kai Johnsen
Photo: Sveinn Fannar Jóhannsson
Program text: Anette Therese Pettersen
Producer: Morten Kippe
Baroque inspiration: Elizabeth Svarstad

Supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Letterstedska Foreningen, Bergesensstiftelsen og Anders Sveeaas` Almennyttige Fond

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