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Kan Hornbæk blive en del af Helsingørs Shakespeare-univers?

2019-udgaven af Shakespeare Festival på Kronborg sparkes i gang på onsdag 1. august med premiere på Richard III, men hvorfor ikke lade Hornbæks skønne ramme blive en del af den store kultursatsning?

Lige nu er der gang i de sidste prøver på HamletScenens store satsning ”Richard III” med den internationale stjerne Casper Crump i hovedrollen. Instruktør Lars Romann Engell, som også er HamletScenens direktør og kunstneriske leder, kører hver dag til arbejde fra sommerhuset i Rusland til det sagnomspundne slot for at skabe forestillingen. Men han har et ønske om at gøre Hornbæk til en del af Helsingørs store Shakespeare-univers.

Direktør Lars Romann Engel, HamletScenen Kronborg

Hornbæk puster i disse dage ud ovenpå den netop afholdte Havnefest, hvor frivillige i hundredevis har knoklet, festet og skabt et rekordstort overskud til fordel for ungdomsarbejdet i byens foreningsliv, men Lars Romann Engel så gerne, at Hornbæk også kunne blive en del af Helsingør Kommunes store årlige kulturbegivenhed på Kronborg.

”Hornbæk har infrastrukturen og helt optimalt ville det blive, hvis vi kunne få bygget en scene. Men Hornbæk har hotellerne til at huse Shakespeare-skuespillerne og til at holde de store pressemøder. Det kunne blive en skøn tradition i stil med Cannes Filmfestivalen,” lyder nogle af ideerne fra Lars Romann Engel.

Når han ikke arbejder med sine store Shakespeare-forestillinger, bruger han sommeren i Hornbæk til at slappe af og nyde den særlige stemning. Men lige nu er fokus på forestillingen om Shakespeares ultimative skurk, Richard III, hvor Lars Romann Engels hustru Catia Hauberg Engel har lavet scenografi.

Richard III har premiere den 1. august og spiller frem til 23. august på Kronborg Slot, som endnu en gang danner rammen om den traditionsrige festival. Forestillingen handler om Richard, der kun ser et middel til at opnå den anerkendelse, han længes efter – nemlig kronen, den højeste magt. Derfor beslutter han sig for at blive en skurk og rydde alle konkurrenter af vejen. Det bliver et skæbnesvangert valg, som snart trækker ham selv og alle, han møder på sin vej, gennem et labyrintisk magtspil, som byder på sex, ydmygelse, mord og undergang. 

”Richard III er teaterhistoriens ondeste skurk,” fortæller Lars Romann Engel.

Casper Crump og Rikke Lylloff har hovedrollerne i årets opsætning af “Richard III” på Kronborg. PR-foto.

Publikum vil i titelrollen komme til at opleve den dansk-amerikanske stjerne Casper Crump. Han kendes blandt andet internationalt fra sin rolle som hovedskurken Vandal Savage i den amerikanske tv-superhelteserie ”Legends Of Tomorrow” (2016) og for sin rolle som kaptajn Kerchover i Hollywood-produktionen ”The Legend of Tarzan” (2016). Casper Crumps internationale karriere tog fart efter hans medvirken i den Oscar-vindende danske kortfilm ”Helium” i 2013. Fra Danmark kender vi ham blandt andet fra rollen som Rune i Hella Joofs komedie ”Sover Dolly på ryggen?” fra 2012 og tv-serier som Livvagterne, Forbrydelsen, Lærkevej og Kristian.

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I dag er Casper Crump bosat i Indien, og med rollen som Richard III er det første gang, han er tilbage i dansk teater siden sit internationale gennembrud.

I hovedrollen som Lady Anne ses Rikke Lylloff, som har stået på store teaterscenen i Danmark som Det Kgl. Teater, Aarhus Teater, Odense Teater. I nærområdet medvirkede hun i Hamlet på Mungo Park i Allerød.

Om valget af Casper Crump og Rikke Lylloff siger Lars Romann Engel:

”Casper og Rikke er to spændende skuespillere, som mig begge repræsenterer et stort dramatisk talent koblet med et usædvanligt scenisk nærvær og sans for nuancer. De har en imponerende evne til at kalibrere deres udtryk på en sådan måde, at vi som publikum glemmer os selv og lader os overvælde af karakterernes overraskende skifte mellem lys og mørke.”

Musikken til forestillingen står den danske komponist Mike Sheridan for. Mike Sheridan har været involveret i Shakespeare Festival flere gange tidligere og forstår det dystopiske undergangsunivers, der omgiver forestillingen til fulde. 

I forestillingen vil man blandt andet også kunne opleve skuespillerne Keith Dunphy, David Toole, Jean St.Claire, Anne-Lise Gabold, Mads Knarreborg, Tony Bell, Jakob Femerling Andersen m.fl.

Blå Bog:

Lars Romann Engel, siden 2008 direktør og kunstnerisk leder, HamletScenen på Kronborg Slot, Helsingør.

Født: 1968

Bopæl: Frederiksberg og sommerhus i Hornbæk.

Gift med scenograf Catia Hauberg Engel. 

1997: Uddannet instruktør fra Statens Scenekunstskole

Lars Romann Engel Har udviklet HamletScenen Shakespeare Festival på Kronborg til en begivenhed i international klasse.  I 2019 finder festivalen sted fra 1. – 23. august. Shakespeare Festival er en fejring af William Shakespeares forfatterskab og af originalt friluftsteater. Festivalen er et mødested for Shakespeareentusiaster og andre nysgerrige fra hele verden. Her kan du opleve spektakulære og originale Shakespearefortolkninger under åben himmel i sensommeraftenen. Forestillingerne er iscenesat og opført af nogle af tidens mest anerkendte teaterkunstnere og -kompagnier.

Læs hele programmet for Shakespeare Festival 2019 på www.hamletscenen.dk

KOM TIL SHAKESPEARE INTRODUKTION: SHAKESPEARE WAS HERE 

Med billet til aftenens hovedforestilling kan man opleve introduktionen, Shakespeare Was Here.

Et underholdende, komisk og bemærkelsesværdigt one-man show, om en usædvanlig historie, som for altid vil knytte Shakespeare, Hamlet og Kronborg Slot sammen i ét af verdens største mysterier. Mød et galleri af internationale Shakespeare-eksperter, som alle spilles af én og samme skuespiller.

Spilletidspunkt: kl. 19:15-19:45

Medvirkende: Adam Brix
Idé og iscenesættelse: 
Lars Romann Engel
Producent: 
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Tysk rockstjerne laver smuk Shakespeare-fest på Kronborg

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Christian Friedel og bandet Wood of Birnam viser, at Shakespeares ord kan løftes ind i vores tid som de smukkeste pop- og rocktekster med plads til både kærlighed og vanvid. Foto: Bo Nymann for HamletScenen.

Christian Friedel er et af Tysklands store unge navne – både som skuespiller og som sanger. I denne uge er han og bandet Woods of Birnam tilbage i Helsingør med teaterkoncerten ”Searching for William” – en jagt, hvor William Shakespeares ord endnu en gang viser sig fra en ny side – som smukke pop- og rocktekster. Og endnu en gang holder de – ordene.

Unge helsingoranere burde – som da Jude Law stod på scenen – strømme til denne forestilling, der fortolker Shakespeare helt tæt på den tid og den verden, som de kender og lever i. Hvis bare man kunne overbevise dem om den store oplevelse, de kunne få…

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Teaterkoncerten Searching for William er et mashup mellem en teaterforestilling og en koncert, der viser, at Shakespeare også i 2018 er både forførende og aktuel. Foto: Bo Nymann for HamletScenen.

Friedel er som sagt tilbage på Kronborg, hvor han i 2016 spillede Hamlet i en potent og ungdommelig opsætning, hvor musikken også spillede en stor rolle. Denne gang har han dog i endnu højere grad hovedrollen – for vi møder ham ikke blot som Hamlet denne gang. Bakket musikalsk op af sit band giver han også stemme og liv til Macbeth, Shakespeares skotske magtliderlige tyran af en konge, og som Puk, den lumske drilleånd i en Skærsommernatsdrøm. Endelig betager Friedel os med sin utrolige sangstemme i fortolkninger af Shakespeares vidunderlige kærlighedssonetter. Shakespeare som stadionrock – hvem skulle have troet det…

Forestillingen er på en gang elitær og helt nede på jorden. Man både griner, græder og røres. Aftenen endte da også med stående ovationer til Christian Friedel og bandet, der takkede for at være tilbage på Kronborg og kvitterede med et ekstranummer, der gjorde den skønne sommernat endnu skønnere. En virkelig happy ending på en forestillling, hvor alle følelser havde været i spil.

Christian Friedel er født i det tidligere Østtyskland, hvor Olsen-Banden var kult, da han voksede op. Det fornægtede sig da heller ikke i forestillingen. Men hvordan Olsen-Banden bliver blandet ind i en tysk Shakespare-teaterkoncert, ja, det må man altså ind på Kronborg i denne uge for at få opklaret.

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Så smuk tager Kronborg sig ud for publikum til teaterkoncerten Searching for William, som spiller i denne uge. Foto: Bo Nymann for HamletScenen.

Ros til HamletScenen for endnu en gang at have bragt en blændende flot fortolkning af Shakespeare til Kronborg. Jeg håber, som nævnt, at ikke mindst de unge er opmærksomme på, at selv om der er Smukfest i Skanderborg i disse dage, så er der altså også en meget smuk fest, som de ikke bør gå glip af, på Kronborg.

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Christian Friedel er en af Tysklands største unge kunstnere. Med sin imponerende stemme styrer han forestillingen. Foto: Bo Nymann for HamletScenen.

Læs alt om Shakespeare Festivalen her og køb billetter online:

Shakespeare Festival – HamletScenen

 

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Shakespeare under åben himmel for 10. gang

 

Ahoy there Dragon sailors around the world!

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You will love sailing off the Hornbaek Coast. Foto: DGC2016.

“We look forward to welcoming you and your crew to the Dragon Gold Cup 2016 in Hornbæk Aug. 26 – Sept. 2.” This This is the message from the Chairman Julian Isherwood, Hornbæk Boat Club, Chairman Lars Ive, KDY (Royal Danish Yacht Club) and Chairman Jesper Kamp Nielsen, Hellerup Sailing Club.

Together these three sailing capacities are in charge of organizing  what promises to be one of the main sporting events of the year, with a strong international fleet competing for the prestigious Clyde Yacht Clubs’ Association’s Gold Cup.

Hornbaek Boat Club’s cooperation with the Royal Danish Yacht Club (KDY) and Hellerup Sailing Club (HS) brings together three of the region’s leading sailing venues and clubs, and a guarantee that only the unlikely event of inclement weather can temporarily put the brakes on the five days of the occasion.

The expertise of the three clubs holds the promise of an unforgettable week. On-land activities will be offering plenty of socialising for sailors, judges and helpers, under the guidance of Hornbaek Boat Club, while the sporting event is being run by an A-team from KDY and HS.

27 teams from around the world have already signed up, but the organisers aim to triple that number.

The event is being realised in a close private-public cooperation with Elsinore Council, Sports Event Denmark and and the tourist organisation VisitNorthsealand.

Sailing conditions off the Hornbaek coast are ideal for the lengthy Gold Cup courses. The waves start up in Norway, with steady winds and at times playful currents issuing from the narrow Elsinore strait at the mouth of the Baltic approaches – enough to make even the most seasoned sailors and judges dizzy.

East of Hornbaek lies Elsinore – home of Shakespeare’s Hamlet – while to the north the imposing cliffs of the Kullen peninsula in Sweden and west to Nakkehoved lighthouse – the northernmost point of the capital island Zealand.

It is here that the drama of the Dragon Gold Cup 2016 is to be played out, with a professional water and land organisation designed to meet the high expectations of Dragons from across the world.

Hornbaek may not be the luxury of Sardinia’s Porto Cervo, or one of the other luxury spots Dragons visit each year. But the area has the charm and elegance that others strive for and pump investment into, but often fail to achieve. At Hornbaek, the entire town is dedicated to providing the sport and social opportunities of the weeklong Dragon event.

The Ilse Jacobsen Hornbæk fashion empire is main sponsor for the event. Elsinore Municipality and the national SportsEvent Denmark and Visit North Zealand are backing the event and Hornbæk Harbour itself is expanding to secure assembled berths for the more than 80 boats expected to attend.

Hornbaek Boat Club, the Royal Danish Yacht Club, Hellerup Sailing Club and Dragons have a lengthy relationship together. It is a relationship that will blossom yet against in the last week of August.

So come and join what looks like ‘Probably the best Gold Cup ever’ in the heart of the Scandinavian Riviera.

Read more and register at www.dgc2016.com

 

“Probably the best Gold Cup ever”

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By Nicolai Lassen

Quite a claim, a mere 180-odd days before the first start in the
waters north of Hornbæk. The Dragon Gold Cup is one of the historic
style icons of international sailing and the annual event has become
increasingly exclusive and held in some of the world’s leading sailing
clubs.

Dragon Gold Cup Hornbæk is now planning to raise the bar of the
sporting and social event in a close private-public cooperation.

Sailing conditions off Hornbæk are ideal, with waves that begin up
in Norway, lots of wind and at times strong currents that on occasions
can make even the most experienced sailors and judges somewhat dizzy.
To the East the bastions of Kronborg Castle, where Shakespeare chose
to locate his drama Hamlet. To the North the impressive cliffs of
Sweden’s Kullen Peninsula and to the West, Nakkehoved Lighthouse that
marks the northernmost tip of the capital island Zealand.

It is here that the scene has been set for the 2016 sporting drama
that is the Dragon Gold Cup.

The sport of sailing has developed considerably over the past 15
years. The international Dragon Class has undergone major development
with a strong level of professionalization, but with amateur sailors
still found in the top echelon, including many former Olympic sailors
and world champions. Dragon sailors place major requirements on
regattas – both on and off the water. That is something that the 2016
organisers are determined to more than satisfy.

To guarantee achieve the sporting levels required, Hornbæk Boat
Club (HBK) has taken a musketeer oath with the Royal Danish Yacht Club
(KDY) and Hellerup Sailing Club (HS) regarding the sporting activities
in connection with the Dragon Gold Cup, where at least 80 crews are
expected to be at the starting line. KDY and HS will be providing the
waterside judging and sports management groups, so nothing but the
weather can impair the racing.

The expertise of the three clubs guarantees an unforgettable week
on the water, but also on land with warm sand between the toes and
lots of social events for both sailors, helpers and not least club
members and the local population. Hornbæk Boat Club is a fantastic
club, run by volunteers and with strong local support.

Hornbæk is neither  a luxurious Porto Cervo in Sardinia nor one of
the other luxury venues often visited by the Dragons. On the other
hand, the town has the charm and elegance that Porto Cervo seeks, but
which even major investment cannot copy. The harbour and adjacent
beaches have a century-long history, and a reputation of being an
exclusive Danish summer paradise and with lively activities throughout
the year. In Hornbæk it’s a tent on the beach and loads of socialising
for a week-long beach party. Clublife at its best during the Hamlet
Dragon Gold Cup – for the sailors, clubs and local population.

Main sponsor for the event is Ilse Jacobsen Hornbæk’s fashion
empire. Helsingør Council, Visit North Zealand and Sport Event Denmark
are all supporting the event and Hornbæk Harbour is expanding in order
to be able to keep competing boats together, but also to cater for
logistical issues and provide expansion going forward for the harbour
itself.

Hornbæk Boat Club, The Royal Danish Yacht Club, the Hellerup
Sailing Club and the Dragon class have a long and close relationship,
and one that will deepen in the last week of August 2016.

Read more at www.dgc2016.com

Join the Facebook group “Dragon Gold Cup 2016 Hornbæk”

 

Shakespeare for beginners: Romeo is a spade. Juliet is a broom

Actor and puppeteer Finn Rye brings Romeo and Juliet to life in Kronborgs Castle this summer. Photo: HamletScenen

Actor and puppeteer Finn Rye brings Romeo and Juliet to life  in Kronborgs Castle this summer. The world class performance can be enjoyed by all children aged 6-100+. Photo: HamletScenen

Romeo is a spade. Julie is a broom. Quite literally.

The spade and the broom is the starting point for HamletScenen’s new interpretation of the most famous love triangle in the history of the world. The story is being told once again at Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, Denmar. This time as an unconventional, but deeply fascinating puppet theater for children aged 6 to 100 + years.

I thouroughly enjoyed the performance.. Even better was that my companions, Thea and Conrad, both 6 years, thought it was really really good!

They were both (for a rare once) sitting quietly for the 30 minutes as they watched the performance and actor Finn Rye and his puppets. So excited were they that they did not say one word.

Normally I write only about Hornbæk, but this production of Romeo and Juiliet is so beautiful that it also deserves to be part of the summer in our lovely city. Kronborg and Elsinore is just 12 kilometers awas – a beautiful bike ride along the Northern Sealand coast line.

Without words, actor, mime and puppeteer Finn Rye tells the dramatic story of the two young lovers’ affair through a variety of garden tools. No language barriers here if you are not from Denmark. The audience laugh, feel in love and is almost about to cry when the tragedy reaches its end and the last garden tool exhales.

High praise for Jacques S. Matthiessen, who have thrown himself into the mindless task of translating and staging one of Shakespeare’s most famous and wordy performances into a 30-minute wordless puppet performance. Also great credit to Rolf Soeborg Hansen, who has created the scenography and puppets.

Words are missing, but in turn the music plays an important role. And with the composer Fredrik Lundin’s magical universe of sound, one is never in doubt about where we are in the story.

The show is staged in HamletScenen or Shakespeare at Hamlets Castle’s  new annexe theater, located on Kronborg’s  Helsingborg Ravelinen. You find it by going through the castle’s courtyard. Helsingborg Ravelinen makes a stunning backdrop surrounded by Kronborg, the waves and seagulls in the background and green grass under your feet. Nowhere else in the world can children get a great theater experience like this.

Thea and Conrad wanted all their friends to come and see Romeo and Juliet. The recommendation is hereby passed on.p

You have to buy tickets for Romeo and Juliet. The playing period is June 29 through July 21 2013. The show plays every weekday. 13 – except Friday.

Tickets for today’s show sold from Kronborg Castle’s ticket office. You can also buy tickets in advance at www.billetten.dk

Read more about HamletScenen/ Shakespear at Hamlets Castle here

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