NATTENS ENDE

Location Glyptoteket, Dantes Plads 7, 1556 København
24.11.2021 - 12.12.2021
WEDNESDAY + FRIDAY-SUNDAY 17H30, THURSDAY 17H00 and 20H30
Language Danish
Duration 75 min.
Tickets

THE PERFORMANCE TAKES PLACE AT GLYPTOTEKET.

Your ticket gives you access to Glyptoteket’s exhibitions throughout the period of November 24th to December 12th.

Scenekanten
Frederiksborg Amts Avis

Starring LOTTE ANDERSEN, ÖZLEM SAGLANMAK, CHRISTINE SØNDERRIS, NANA BUGGE RASMUSSEN, JACOB MOTH, TROELS KORTEGAARD ULLERUP Direction ANJA BEHRENS Composition KIRSTINE FOGH VINDELEV, ANNA BRØNSTED Set Design LAURA RASMUSSEN Light design MICHAEL BREINER Concept LOTTE ANDERSEN Text ALEXANDRA MOLTKE JOHANSEN Costumes SANDRA MØLLER SVENDSEN Masks ANNA LADAS Choir leader SARAH THORDSEN Props MIA BREDSDORFF Sound Technique JES THEEDE Photo KAROLINE LIEBERKIND

Funded by DANISH ARTS FOUNDATION, DJBFA, KODA MUSIKDRAMATIK, AUGUSTINUS FONDEN, WILLIAM DEMANT FONDEN, AAGE OG JOHANNE LOUIS-HANSENS FOND, BECKETT FONDEN, KNUD HØJGAARDS FOND, DANSK TENNIS FOND, DANISH CONDUCTORS ASSOCIATION (Fundet composer Anna Brønsted)

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