Solen och Nordstjärnan

Opéra-ballet pour Louis XIV et Charles XII

Vadstena-Akademien 2018

9 singers, 8 dancers, 20 musicians.
Music by Desfontaines, Lully and Düben.

Solen och Nordstjärnan
Opéra-ballet pour Louis XIV et Charles XII

– Prologue from Le Désespoir de Tirsis, Desfontaines 1688
– Le Ballet des Nations from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Lully/Molière 1670
– Le Ballet de Narva, Düben/Desfontaines/Tessin 1701

Performances at Vadstena slott 20 July – 8 August 2018


Choreography and stage direction Karin Modigh
Music direction Dan Laurin
Costumes and scenography Anna Kjellsdotter
Lighting design Marcus Philippe Gustafsson
Wigs Charlotte Reinhold
Assistant choreographer Lena Cederwall Broberg
Dramaturg Laura Naudeix


Dancers and singers:
Julia Bengtsson, Ingrid Berg, Frida Bergquist, Philip Björkqvist, Nana Bugge Rasmussen, Niklas Fransson, Matilda Larsson, Valerie Lauer, Edgar Lewandowski, Kajsa Lindberg, Richard Lindström, Annastina Malm (mentor), Adrian Navarro (mentor), Jakob Nilsson, Aleksandra Pawluczuk, Mathias Terwander Stintzing, Martin Vanberg (mentor)


Press photos by Markus Gårder

“Brilliantly entertaining. Solen och Nordstjärnan is a historical feat. Karin Modigh has created so many beautiful pictures.”

Dagens Nyheter 2018

“A victory for the performing arts. Stage director and choreographer Karin Modigh offers an abundant tribute to theatre and music.”

Expressen 2018

“Karin Modigh has shown that she is the right person to revive the Swedish tradition of early dance, after choreographers such as Mary Skeaping, Ivo Cramér and Regina Beck-Friis.”

Danstidningen 2018

choreographer | stage director | teacher | creator