God is a woman – she lives in your body
NATTENS ENDE (the end of night) is an acoustic choral piece. Between the tall pillars in the extravagant banquet hall of Glyptoteket, you are invited into a temple. Here, life is celebrated in all its intensity. The life given to us by Mother Nature.
Directing its gaze towards earth rather than heaven, the performance creates a new, yet ancient, religion. This is the very first ceremony. Step into a place where the head is not separated from the body. Where creative power, fertility, untamed desire is free. A world where the relentless nature is worshipped. Dare you follow the all-dominating goddess, the force of nature, the mighty Mother Nature?
The Goddess is good and evil in one, she is restrained and violent, light, and dark. A surrender to everything, we cannot control. The inspiration for the performance comes from, amongst others, the church father Thomas Aquinas, who on his death bed had an epiphany: God is not a man in heaven, but a woman inside the earth, and from the poems of high priestess Enheduannas written to the loving and greedily lustful goddess Inanna. From 4400 years old prayers, fertility myths, Genesis tales, and actress Lotte Andersen’s concept, playwright Alexandra Moltke Johansen and the composers Kirstine Fogh Vindelev and Anna Brønsted have created a choral piece for six actors and singers, staged by Anja Behrens in a temple set design by Laura Rasmussen. It will be a unique music experience created for the acoustics of the banquet hall.
NATTENS ENDE is a co-production between Glyptoteket, Songbirds v/Lotte Andersen and Sort/Hvid