Charlotte Engelkes Production

photograph: Mats Bäcker

Miss Very Wagner
photograph: Anna Diehl

Kira – I huset där jag bor
photograph: Performing Pictures

Alla Is Divine
photographer: Carl Thorborg

Charlotte Engelkes, director and performance artist, has a solid background in modern dance and theatre. Her range spans dance, theatre, performance art and opera – all in her very personal way.
My Mother is a new Engelkes solo performance, premier in october 2016, called a musical documentary where all mothers, no matter how mad, bad or sad will get some loving attention. Engelkes calls it an embracing celebration in pleasure and in pain. The performance brings in documentary material and performing arts together in the space between personal and global issues.

Her repertoar includes Miss Very Wagner, Black Holes – a Quantum Mechanical Vaudeville, SWEET, Miss Julie-the Musical and the latest show Kahlo the Concert. As a dancer and actress she is touring with Sasha Waltz & Guests and The Tiger Lillies performs Hamlet.

”Charlotte Engelkes is a primitive power. She skips doubt, borders and mastery. Engelkes steps right through all kinds of prohibitions and taboos. She is a red-haired exclamation mark that runs like a sharp knife through all she embarks on with her mix of performance art, burlesque and dance.”

Svenska Dagbladet

AVAILABLE WORKS 2016

MY MOTHER – A MUSICAL DOCUMENTARY
After a sequel of successful Engelkes solos, such as Miss very Wagner, SWEET, Forellen and me and KIRA- In the house where I live, there is a new solo in progress. My Mother is a celebration to all mothers in the shape of a new genre, documentary-musical. It explores how to bring documentary material and performing arts together in the space between the personal and global issues. Premiere 28 october 2016.

KAHLO THE CONCERT
The Swedish director and performer Charlotte Engelkes stages together with the Swedish actor and singer Lindy Larsson a theatrical concert inspired by Frida Kahlo paintings. Based on the Mexican painter’s iconic self-portraits and images Engelkes and Larsson together with the band make their own interpretations through a concert. The orchestra create a violent and sensitive cabaret atmosphere with cello, violin, saw, accordion and more. The repertoire of songs is a blended mix of songs by Chavela Vargas, Peggy Lee and Franz Schubert among others.
Danish Karin Ørum has created costumes and a unique scenography that refers the different paintings of Frida Kahlo the concert is build on.