Witty, energetic and forcefully lead by an all-female cast, Spektakel reveals an absorbing world of crooked characters, rivalling relationships, melodrama and intimacy. With an on-going fight for dominance and spotlight, Spektakel comically confronts the audience and invites them to question the relationship between performance and identity, theatre and society.
While positioning itself as a light-hearted celebration of the imaginative and the playful, Spektakel also places a satirical commentary towards a culture where identities seem increasingly performed, relationships staged and life a theatre of the absurd.
What is prompting the fight for the spotlight?
Svenja Bühl, Gaia Cicolani, Irene Ingebretsen, Johanna Merceron, Molly Nyeland, Victoria Rucinska and Vivian Triantafyllopoulou
Residency at Dance4, Nottingham (UK), August 2019
TheSpaceUK (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), August 2022
Stamford Arts Centre, June 2022
Rich Mix, October 2021
Chisenhale Dance Space, October 2018
Norway Fringe Festival, September 2018
Resolution (UK), January 2018.
Dance Art Journal, Maxine Flasher-Düzgunes
“Spektakel proved itself as a dance of anytime, its dancers like sweet jesters who lived timelessly and forevermore”
Full review: https://danceartjournal.com/2021/10/14/smack-spektakel-at-rich-mix-review/
Seeing Dance, David Mead
“Spektakel is the sort of mad piece that most choreographers probably have in their heads but that few dare to put out there. It’s genius, a dance that will live in the memory for a long time.”
Full review: https://www.seeingdance.com/smack-and-spektakel-220829/
Resolution Blog, Graham Watts and Chloe Fordham:
"... a comedic, playful and quirky performance... left the entire audience smiling" Chloe Fordham
"... Richter's imagery was ever-absorbing" Graham Watts
Full review: https://www.theplace.org.uk/blogs/resolution-review-2018/all
"Heartfelt and intimate, totally captivating”
"It has everything dance is about. Energy, emotions, technique, story, contact and connection with the audience"
"Beautifully alive, endearing, dramatic and extremely funny and sensitive. Very strong. Amazing to see so many women!"
“Extremely clever, brilliantly staged and performed! Can’t wait to see it again.”
“Moving and hilarious.”
"A witty triumph"
"Thank you Natalie Sloth Richter and your team who in SPEKTAKEL reminded us of the joy, liberation and fickleness of play in your wonderful collection of characters, expression and movement"
"Loved the energy, play and movement and the changing nature of the experience"