Klockriketeaterns first show 25 years ago, was Vägen till Klockrike - a play based on the novel by the same name written by Harry Martinson. Ever since, the vision and poetry of Martinson has been present in the works of Klockriketeatern.
It’s been 60 years since Aniara was published and this makes it a good time to grab that novel by the horns and start working on the big classic.
- Martinson is a wordsmith and Aniara is a very existential story. It has cosmic dimensions that deals with loneliness, and the people of Aniara experience an enormous longing - and seek comfort in each other, says Dan Henriksson who at the moment is working on a dramaturgy of the novel.
Aniara 2019 is a three year project and the goal is to have a premiere during spring 2019. The premier will be located in Philadelphia, USA.
- Aniara is actually an engagement from the choir The Crossing, that are based in Philadelphia. They make a lot of new and experimental music. Together with the conductor Donald Nally we figured out that Aniara would be the perfect story for a cooperation, says Henriksson.
He is now working on an adaptation that will be given to a composer. In the end the opus is going to be written for a choir, an orchestra and soloist. The production is going to be shown in both USA and Finland.