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Charlotte Engelkes


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Actress, singer and dancer

Charlotte Engelkes started as a dancer in a Swedish oriental dance group called “Astarte”. She came to theatre by working together with Michael Laub/ Remote Control. Immensely funny, breathtakingly intense and truly engaging: Charlotte Engelkes, performance artist, singer, dancer, and actress, works in a unique stage language somewhere between stand-up and revue. Exploring the many facets of the human spirit, Engelkes solo and ensemble pieces have gained her critical acclaim all around the world.

1987 Started off working with Michael Laub and Remote Control Productions

1997 Worked with the author and choreographer Raimund Hoghe. "Dialogue with Charlotte" is a duo together with Raimund that opened in Kaii Theater/Brussels and was touring different dance and theatre festivals in Europe (Montpellier Dance festival 1999, Tanz im August/Berlin..)

1999-2010 Worked in the music-theatre piece "Hashirigaki" by Heiner Goebbels, together with the musicians Marie Goyette and Yumiko Tanaka. It opened in Theatre Vidy/ Lausanne and has then toured worldwide

2002 Performed in "Search Hamlet". The creation was a Scandinavian Asian dance/ theatre event and a collaboration with the Singaporean director Ong Keng Sen

2003 Charlotte Engelkes became member of “Sasha Walz & Guests” dance company

Engelkes Own Production

2000 Created her first own solo “Sweet”

2004 Co-production with the House of Dance in Stockholm, “Miss Jekyll and Hyde”. Premiered at The Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival and toured Sweden.

2006 “Miss Very Wagner”, solo performance which opened at The House of Dance in Stockholm and has performed several festival and theatres such as in Radial System/ Berlin, Euroscene/ Leipzig, Århus festival, Luxembourg, Glasgow, Singapore and more, Swedish tour in Haparanda, Luleå and Skellefteå

2007 “Eleven lovely Love Songs”, concert with her own song together with Leif Jordansson , Bebe Risenfors, Tomas Hallonsten, Josef Palm( Södra teatern, Parktheatre, Theatre Republique)

2008 “Forellen and Me”, song cycles inspired by Schubert songs. Supported by Next Step and toured Baltoscandia, Gothenburg dance festival, Dansens hus

2009 “Very Wagner Women Weekend” and “Sweet Weekend”; in the Swedish Culture House in Stockholm, Charlotte invites 33 artist to present a collaborative vision of a heroine and a relation to the sweet

2010 ”Svansångare”, Helsingborg Stadsteater, Charlotte directs her own piece for 6 actors from the ensemble.
“Curtain Call”, dance and music improvisation with 45 international artists from all over the world.

2011 “Siegfried- The Very Wagner Hero Hour”. Part two in Engelkes – the Circle, which will be completed in 2012