Christian Lollike christian@sort-hvid.dk

Aladdin or The wonderful lamp

21September2018 - 3November2018

Director
Christian Lollike
Reworked for the stage by
Christian Lollike and SORT/HVID (Dennis Meyhoff Brink, Jørn Bjerre, Zaki Youssef, Sigrid Johannessen, Nazila Kivi)
Dramaturg
Benedikte Hammershøy Nielsen
Scenography and costume-design
Franciska Zahle
Lightning Design
Jonas Bøgh
Music and sound desing
DJ Turkman Souljah/David Andreas Hjerting
Performers
Lila Nobel, Sicilia Gadborg Høegh, Simon Bennebjerg, Peter Christoffersen, Rasmus Fruergaard, Jens Jørn Spottag, Mads Rømer Brolin-Tani, Lotte Andersen, Alvin Olid Bursøe, Özlem Saglamark, Andreas Jebro, Zaki Youssef

In a collaboration between SORT/HVID and The Royal Danish Playhouse the dramatic poem Aladdin or The Wonderful lamp undergoes a thorough tranformation before returning to its original stage.

Aladdin or The Wonderful lamp  is written by danish national poet Adam Oehlenschläger in 1805, and the poem is considered one of the major works of the romantic era. The colourful Middle East, with its hot-blooded, sword-wielding Arabs, appealed to young Oehlenschläger. He believed there were lessons to be learned for those of us in the cold North.

In this new stage adaption playwright and director Christian Lollike brings Aladdin up to date with a discussion on how we talk about religion and represent muslim culture on stage today. Meanwhile, the fairytale will live on in Franciska Zahle’s sensuous costumes and scenery, accompanied by DJ Turkman Souljah’s enchanting music.

Was Oehlenschläger entitled to depict an Orient he had never visited? Now, as then, we must ask which stories we tell to fuel our self-conception – and what our blind spot is in doing so.