VI - en ukjennt opera av Bach?
WE – an unknown opera by Bach?
Johan Sebastian Bach
Siri & Thomas Jennefelt
Norrlandsoperan, Umeå, Sweden
Conductor: Olof Bomann
Concept, choreography, direction: Jon R. Skulberg
Set design: Maja Ziska
Light design: Kerstin Weimers
Costume design: Birgit Berndt
Scenography assistant: Olga Regitze Dyrløv Høegh
Agent: Lene Bang
Vocals and dancers:
Yared Tilahun Cederlund,
Joanna Holewa Chrona,
Norrlandsoperan Symphony orchestra
"An absolutely fantastic performance ...
this is nothing like anything else"
Swedish Radio, P4.
"A genuine, professional teamwork
with high artistic ambitions."
"Norrlandsoperan really dared to experiment!"
We - an unknown opera of Bach?’ is about the human dimension of a collective and how to reject the hierarchy between individual and collective - a choir and a soloist. How the individual is only legitimized by the collective. The project is a universal investigation and a democratic interpretation of ‘the sacred’ in Bach's music.
In ´We - an unknown opera of Bach?´ we will search for a movement language where different bodies can co-exist and be cohesive. Not by performing, or repeating gestures in unison, but by creating collective awareness around the potential of each body – in their abilities and limitations. The choir, dancers, and soloists, will create a holistic image in motion in unison with the music and light – an image that will oscillate between the known and the unknown. The everyday and the transcendent.