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Photo: Sören Vilks

Photo: Sören Vilks

LIGHT AND SET DESIGN FOR NEWLY WRITTEN UPPENBARELSEN AT THE ROYAL DRAMTIC THEATRE

Swedish playwrite and director Mattias Andersson’s new play Uppenbarelsen – The Revelation – is a hyperrealistic piece about a number of people that the year of 2017 get a summon from God to perfom a sacred sacrifice – and a woman who turns her back on God.

Charlie Åström is the light designer and also creates the set together with Mattias Andersson in a play that deals with issues such as alternative facts, the concept of God and godness as abuse.

Premiere the 16 of November Lilla scenen, The Royal Dramatic Theatre
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Foto: Urban Jörén

Photo: Urban Jörén

SWEDISH PREMIERE: THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA, TYST TEATER

After an acclaimed opening at Festival Clin d’Oeil in Reims, France the play is now touring the Nordic countries before premiering in Sweden the 5th of September in Stockholm. Charlie Åström designs the light for The House of Bernarda Alba directed by the artistic leader of Tyst Teater – Sweden’s theater company for sign language -  Josette Bushell Mingo.

Tyst teater added yet another aspect of guilt and double inferiority to the famous play by Federico Garcia Lorca; the verbal. The play is performed in Swedisg sign language and Swedish.

Riksteaterns Tyst Teater in cooperation with Teater Manu and Teatteri Totti.
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Foto: Urban Jörén

Photo: Urban Jörén

A THIRD PART OF MENTAL STATES – LIGHT DESIGN AT CULLBERGBALETTEN

When director and play write Mattias Anderssons for the first time works exclusively with dancers and creates a new piece toghter with Cullbergbaletten, Charlie Åström, as in the previous parts, is the light designer.

The Mental States of Sweden in Dance is a continuation of the highly appreciated documentary perfomances The Mental States of Gothenburg and The Mental States of Sweden -  and is a collaboration between Cullbergbergbaletten and The Royal Dramatic Theatre.

Premiere the 8 of September 2017 at Elverket.

Foto: Ulrich Hillebrand

Foto: Ulrich Hillebrand

LIGHT WORKSHOP 14 – 16 OF SEPTEMBER, CAIRO EGYPT

Charlie Åström have held several light design and light technique workshops in Cairo hosted by Studio Emad Eddin.

This workhop will combine theory about the concept and perception of light with practical exercises on stage, teaching about ligting equipment and how to work with it as a tool for scenic narration.

Together the participants will examine the relation between method and result and the basics of how to work from idea to realisation.

The workshop aims to give a broader understanding of how to work with light in stage art including basic practical  knowledge and hands on tips and tricks useful when creating light designs for a variety of scenic representations.