Satyagraha

Follow the genesis of Gandhi's philosophy in a mesmerising opera like no other – reimagined with the dynamic power of circus.

Om Satyagraha

How can weightlessness help us feel grounded? How can disorientation help orient us? 

In a circus opera that explores the opposites, experience the power that comes with restraint, the control that blossoms from danger and the clarity that emerges from disorder.

Satyagraha is a one-of-a-kind minimalist opera by renowned composer Philip Glass. In three acts, the performance follows the development of Mohandas Gandhi's philosophy, "Satyagraha" – meaning "insistence on truth". Together with Cirkus Cirkör, the story is retold with stunning sensitivity and inspiring strength. 
The Cirkus Cirkör production of Satyagraha premiered 14th September 2016 at Folkoperan in Stockholm

Galleri

Poetisk och fysisk scenisk tolkning av Gandhis ickevåldsmotstånd

Many consider it to be Philip Glass’ most affecting and personal work: a mesmerizing operatic account of Mahatma Gandhi’s experiments with civil disobedience in South Africa, presented as a serene minimalist ritual. In this inspired production, Circus Cirkör—together with Swedish opera company Folkoperan—match one form of sublimity with another, lending its signature acrobatic grace and wit to every undulating musical murmur.

Recensioner

Mäktigt när cirkus väver trådar runt Gandhi. Cirkör-direktör Tilde Björfors uppsättning av Philip Glass opera om Mahatma Gandhi andas genuin musikalisk förståelse.

SvD

Nycirkus och opera gifter sig perfekt

SVT

Seriöst och vackert. Samarbetet med Cirkus Cirkör är en fullträff.

DN

en formidabel, bokstavligen bländande föreställning.

Opus

Medverkande

På scen

Cirkusartister:
Aino Ihanainen, Alexander Weibel Weibel, Magnus Björu, Sarah Lett/Nathalie Bertholio, Oscar Karlsson.

Gandhi: Leif Aruhn-Solén/Thomas Volle
Miss Schlesen: Lisa Carlioth/Sibylle Glostedt
Mrs Naidoo: Hanna Fritzon/Paulina Pfeiffer
Kasturbai/Mrs Alexander: Els Mondelaers/Karolina Blixt
Mr Kallenbach/ Arjuna: Anton Eriksson/Lars Johansson Brissman
Parsi Rustomji/Krishna: Johan Schinkler/Lars Arvidson.

Kör: Calle Lindén, Carl Walin, Elin Skorup, John Kinell, Margaretha Westerlind, Maria Sanner, Michael Axelsson, Sofia Niklasson

Kreativt team

Musik: Philip Glass
Libretto: Constance De Jong efter Bhagavad-Gita
Orkesterarrangemang: Anders Högstedt
Regi & scenografi:Tilde Björfors
Musikalisk ledare: Matthew Wood
Dirigenter: Matthew Wood, Alice Farnham och Marit Strindlund
Scenografi & kostym: Dan Potra
Videoscenografi: Per Rydnert / Johannes Ferm Winkler / Visual Relief
Stickscenografi: Aino Ihanainen
Biträdande scenografi/kostym: Fridjon Rafnsson
Ljus: Patrik Brogård
Mask & peruk: Therésia Frisk
Koreograf: Cecilia Roos
Dramaturg: Magnus Lindman.
Indolog & sanskritcoach: Mats Lindberg