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October 2018
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik Opera Days

 

As artist in residence Mareike Dobewall is working at the first Opera festival in Reykjavik. Among other works her "living choir installation" VOICELAND will be presented in its new Version.

Program of the festival

Image by Dorothy August

August 2018
Demmin, Germany

Sound-Space-Research at fortress and “Haus Demmin”

A two-week workshop

 

Together with singers from “Peenechor” in Demmin Mareike Dobewall explores history and stories of the area of “Haus Demmin” with the sound of their voices. The ruins of the fortress (from 11th century) and “Haus Demmin” (private estate from 1850 and boarding school 1948 - 1986) were inspiration and resonant bodies for the open air spatial compositions that Mareike Dobnewall developed during the workshop.

 On Saturday, 1.9.2018 at 14:30, there will be a presentation with starting point at the small bridge. Welcome!

Photo by mmschwaegermann

July 2018
Theater Freiburg, Germany

Pop-Up-Opera Festival VOLKSOPER

 

In Freiburg you will have the opportunity to come close to the character Genia from “The unknown Country” ( “Das weite Land”, 1911), extracted from the installative opera "Schnitzler´s Dreams" (2015). You can wander through her soul landscape that takes shape in the musical arrangement of composer Evelin Seppar. Genia will be perfomed by Mezzo soprano Mari Askvik.  More about the festival

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Photo by Jan Hajdelak Hustak

February 2018
LARVA, Guadalajara, Mexico

 

As part of Mareike Dobewall´s artistic research, she is artist in residence at LARVA (Laboratorio de Arte Variedades). Mareike Dobewall invited architect Juan Pedro Ponce Bolaños and choreographer Karina Bosche together with music students from the University of Guadalajara in order to explore the theme of "Musica Munda" in the form of a spatial composition.

 

more details here

 

 

Photo by Mareike Nele Dobewall

January 2018
Stockholm

At the University of Opera in Stockholm Mareike Dobewall presented her 30% seminar with the title “Soundchoreography with choir - Confessions of a spatialist”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Vanja Hamidi Isacson

Photo by Juan Pedro Ponce

August 2017
Akureyri

 

Together with the Icelandic choir Hymnodia, composer Gísli Jóhann Grétarsson and scenographer Ylva Owren, Mareike Dobewall prepares the first version of the site-specific original living choir installation VOICELAND. 

Premiere: 1st september 2017
More information

July 2017
Demmin

Mareike Dobewall spent two weeks exploring the architecture and the structure of the city Demmin in Germany. During an intense research together with curator Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann she studied the history of Demmin and listened to personal stories about particular places. The goal is to create a series of workshops for locals that will make different parts of the city sound and connect places and people with each other. The workshops on social aural composition are planned for June 2018.
 

 

 

Photo by Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann

May 2017

Stockholm University of the Arts, Stockholm

 

In order to prepare the first version of the living choir performance "Voiceland" Mareike Dobewall facilitated an open studio with composer Gísli Grétarsson and scenographer Ylva Owren at the Opera Department.

 

"Voiceland" - Version 1 will be shown during the Performing Arts festival "A!" in Akureyri, in Iceland, on the 1st and 2nd September 2017.

More information about the project:

http://voiceland.space

 

 

Photo by Mareike Dobewall

March 2017

Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Guadalajara

 

Together with Natalia Orendain, Mareike Dobewall prepares the choir performance "Vokal-De-Konstruktion" at Instituto Cultural Cabañas.

More information at www.vokal-de-konstruktion.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Katia Orendain

December 2016

Dansearena nord, Hammerfest

 

Dancers Gry Bech-Hanssen, Marianne Kjærsund and Maja Roel explore "Klangkörper" together with director Mareike Dobewall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo by Zbigniew "Ziggi" Wantuch

November 2016

Farsta Centrum, Stockholm

 

The performance "Open Doors" is part of the ongoing project "To have a voice" at Folkoperan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Mareike Dobewall

October 2016

Residency at Bergen Center for Electronic Arts in Bergen

 

With the support from Kulturrådet and BEK Gísli Jóhann Grétarsson and Mareike Dobewall are able to experiment digitally with the "Voiceland" material from the workshop in Iceland. Come by for the artist talk on the 21st of October at 13:00 at Project space 1 at BEK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Mareike Dobewall

September 2016

Several Locations, Akureyri

 

Together with composer Gísli Grétarsson and the Icelandic choir Hymnodia, Mareike Dobewall is experimenting with spatial choir composition.

More info about the VOICELAND project here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 photo by Eyþór Ingi Jónsson

June 2016

TELPA Daugavpils

 

Mareike Dobewall receives the prize for best directing at the theatre festival TELPA DAUGAVPILS in Lativia.

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photo by Džeina Saulīte