What happens to the human community when the public turns private and what happens to an old house when not even a ghost wants to stay?
KIRA – In the house where I live (2013) is an eerie modern fairytale about a new housing cooperative. A short opera for a tall woman and half a symphony orchestra, by and with performance artist Charlotte Engelkes. KIRA is a visually surprising and wayward performance drenched in dark humour, set in a video dollhouse scenography by Performing Pictures.
Music; Anders Nilsson
Text: Sophie Holgersson
Stage design, video installation, costume: Performing Pictures
World Premiere October 10, 2013.
“Urmusikalisk opera med komisk tajming” Expressen 13 oktober 2013 (In Swedish)
“Charlotte Engelkes tar scenen i besittning med bravur” Tidningen Kulturen 13 oktober 2013 (In Swedish)
“Befriande samtida” Dagens Nyheter 13 oktober 2013 (In Swedish)