Drømte mig en Drøm (Dreamt me a Dream), a title borrowed from the oldest known Danish melody and text notation, a fragment from around 1300 AD.
This theatrical concert was commissioned by Aalborg Teater for a young cast of eight actors from their ensemble accompanied by a live band of six.
Danish songs - both new, old, archaic, popular and almost forgotten - were set to new musical and theatrical arrangements.
Ideas developed in earlier projects such as Barcode were further developed and integrated in this theatrical concert for a large stage and for an audience of various age-groups.
concept, staging & video artwork - Jacob F. Schokking
dramaturg - Jens Christian Lauenstein Led
set design - Karin Gille
choreographer - Kasper Ravnhøj
videodesign - Alexander Fog
video programming - Alex Christoffer Rasmussen
lighting design - Kasper Daugberg
sound design - Kristian Berg
bandleader, arranger, keyboard, accordion, guitar - Niels Søren Hansen
arranger, guitar, bas, ukulele, live-mix - Johannes Smed
cello, ukulele - Johanne Andersson
guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin - Lasse Sandkamm
trombone, tuba - Niels Nørgaard
drums - Peter Dombernowsky
Bolette Nørregaard Bang
Karla Rosendahl Rasmussen
Line Nørholt Kjeldsen
Marie Knudsen Fogh
Ferdinand Falsen Hiis
Østen Borre Simonsen
commissioned & produced by Aalborg Teater, 2021
slides photographed by Catrine Zorn
first iPhone finger sketches for video animation
sketch for scene with soldiers and citizens video-choir
sketch for video mix in one of the labour scenes
The press wrote:
Jacob Schokking’s theatrical concert is a dazzling virtuoso suite of scenes all derived from the Danish song heritage. The staging is opulent with musical arrangements of great inventiveness and with a great variety of instumental solutions.
Nordjyske - Otto Pretzmann
Drømte mig en drøm succeeded in taking the audience on a journey through the history of Danish songs: from labour songs to seasonal songs and to songs that celebrate youth in its many expressions.
Mig og Aalborg - Stine Kjølby Christensen
Drømte mig en drøm is an exciting theatrical concert that grapples with questions of Danish identity.
Ungt Teaterblod - Christian Skovgaard Hansen