battleROYAL supported renowned Director Nigel Jamieson to create an epic opening to the European Capital of Culture in Denmark. The opening ceremony for Aarhus’ year as European Capital of Culture 2017 took over the entire city and had a development period of twelve months. While the major event was centered around Danish history and thereby also linked to their Viking origins, it also took a very modern approach with a clear focus on community and the future.
We pull at the oars for Aarhus, the European Capital of Culture 2017! For one full year Aarhus will be Europe’s cultural harbour.
Together with leading theatre and event director Nigel Jamieson battleROYAL has been invited to help guide this unique opening program. Finding inspiration in the rich Scandinavian history and in close cooperation with the people of Denmark the opening show plans to utilize local musicians, theatre makers and leading arts practitioners from the region. Over 5,000 participants including clubs, schools and cultural groups will join forces to bring the city alive. The Show will take place in Jan 2017 on the streets and harbor front of the city.
A musician becomes deaf. A painter becomes blind. A freedom fighter locked up and a scientist dares not tell his findings. Beethoven, Turner, Mandela and Darwin come together for the first time ever on stage in Nikolaj Cederholm’s fantastic theater-concert. Outstanding music, singing and lavish costumes by Anja Vang Kragh, captivate you in this magical spectacle. The flying scenes in Beethoven create a weightless fantasy where the character’s senses our thrown out of this world. New York-writer Neill Cardinal Furio has written lyrics for Beethoven’s music inspired by Beethoven’s very own love letters.
Opening at Bellevue Teatret on Sept 17th 2016.
‘I not only suggest you see theater concert Beethoven, I order you to see it!’
– Rogaland Avis
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