Narreviser i Nordlyset
31. January 2019
Fools’ Songs in the Northern Light is a musical song performance taking starting point in Swedish composer and artist Fritz Sjöström’s music and visual expression (1923-d.1996). The performance is a contemporary search into themes and constellations that were important to Sjöström, developed musically and performed by singer Karin Sjöholm and pianist Elisabeth Klein and directed by Mia Theil Have.
Sjöström came from Jokkasjärvi in Northern Sweden and combines Swedish sound with a sense of french chanson performed with suggestive texts full of images. His art is inspired by Symbolism, collage and abstractions. He was very fond of masks and the many sides of an individual. He wrote for a kind of theatre, where costume, physical expression and set design supports the musical expression, and there is some homage to the German cabaret, Brecht and Weill to be found here as well.
Karin Sjöholm has through years visited libraries and music antiquarians to discover many of the hidden gems of Fritz Sjöström, and it is privilege to bring this untouched work to an audience.
In 2018 the team worked in Berlin and did a public sharing at “Experimentarium Berlin”, and seek future opportunities to go to an international audience.
1st NTL INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL AND MEETING
30 January - 4 February 2019
at Odin Teatret, Holstebro, Denmark
Since the 1990s Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium/Odin Teatret has hosted and been responsible for various international theatre festivals amongst which the recurrent Odin Week Festival (presenting the different aspects of Odin Teatret’s work), Transit Festival (dedicated to the work of women in theatre), the Holstebro Festuge (involving the local community). From the 30th of January to the 4th of February 2019 the first NTL Theatre Festival and Meeting will be held at Odin Teatret, with workshops, work demonstrations, work-in-progress, performances and a symposium. The NTL Festival will present the work of some of the artists and groups that make up the autonomous and connected constellation of NTL long-time residents and co-productions.