Madame Nielsen is on a never-ending tour with her Salon – including pianist and wizard of musical toys Sailor Toldam – visiting capitals and major cities all over Europe, from Stockholm to Berlin, Krakow and Athens. In each city Madame choses a proper residence and invites the local guests to her bedroom, where they are treated with songs, poetry and dance. In each city, Madame invites a special guest – the most influential female being of the region – to discus the problems of gender and the state of our planet.
Here are dates for the upcoming Salons in 2016-2017:
30+31 August 2016: Stockholm – Bergman Festivalen – Dramaten
16+17 September 2016: Stavanger Kapittel Festival
15 November 2016: Katowice, Poland Ars Cameralis Festival
April 2017: Wuppertal, Germany
April-June: Paris, Les Recollets
17-19 September: Stavanger, Norway – Kapittel Festival
22-24 September: Oslo, Norway – Black Box Teater
13-15 October: Aarhus, Denmark – Aarhus Teater
17-18 October: Odense, Denmark – Odense Teater
23+24 January: Berlin, Deutsches Theater
29 January: Oslo, KHIO
In 2016 and 2017, Madame Nielsen’s novel The Endless Summer will seduce first the American then the French and finally also the Spanish reading peoples
In the US, the novel will be published by Open Letter Books , translated by Lady Gaye Kynoch
In France, it will be published by Edition Notabilia, in a translation by Jean-Baptiste Coursaud
In Spain, it will be published by Editorial Minúscula.
NIELSEN, Cæcilie Østerby Sørensen’s film-in-3-parts about the work of Das Beckwerk, was premiered at the international documentary film festival CPH:DOX in November.
Thursday 31 March, Madame Nielsens enlightenment novel INVASIONEN (THE INVASION) was published (by Gyldendal Publishers), telling the tale of the long lost continent Europe in the year of 2015 where a new kind of humanity arrived.
Read some of the online REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS:
In September INVASIONEN will be published in Norway by Pelikanen Publishers
The Impossible Walk – documentary from Nielsens 2008-attempt to walk under The Flag of Friendship from to mountains between Iran and Afghanistan and down through the capital Kabul
Walking under a Banned Flag – documentary from Nielsens pre-revolution intervention into the dark matters of the Egyptian regime in November 2010 – an attempt to solve the new caricature crisis.
Colonizing Iran! (2006) – Nielsen & Altheimer staging the second Iranian Revolution
The Language of Hope (2009) – starring Olaf Johannesen as the medium of Barak Obama
The Transformer (2014)
The Last European (2005)
Reumertprisen 2003 – in 2003, Nielsen was awarded a Reumert Prize for “best playwright of the year”. Nielsen was expected to show up and receive the prize live and direct in the TV-show from The Royal Theatre in Copenhagen. BUT: an alter ego showed up and took over the show.
Madame Nielsen is on a tour de Europe with her Salon. The arrival at each new city takes the form of a pilgrimage. Along the ways, Madame takes notes in her little white book and snap shots of herself and her surroundings with her very smart phone.
The European Pilgrimages are and will currently be published by Salon 55, so watch out!:
Den endeløse sommer came out in Denmark August 2013 and had brilliant reviews – buy & read the real thing HERE:
Read the reviews:
The Nielsen Sisters have revealed the charismatic behind-the-scenes version 4 of their blockbuster music video
8 and 10 November, the documentary film festival CPH:DOX dedicated an entire evening to the works of The Nielsen Movement and the movement’s ancestor Das Beckwerk:
Cæcilie Østerby Sørensen’s film-in-4-parts about Das Beckwerk
I gave my Body to The Revolution, the agent-thriller-movie about Nielsens attempt to donate his other body to the revolution, on Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, on a Holy Friday and – unforeseen – at the same time as 1 million furious Egyptians gathered on the square to support The Muslim Brotherhood.
Read the review HERE
appears before the world only when the body temperature rises above 40 degrees Celsius. In his elevated presence he has access to the time before creation When God was a Boy. As a true Saint he wrote down his vision, a most holy book now illuminated by Madam Karrebæk.
Buy the Holy Book here: Høst & Søn.
WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO LOVE & PEACES
June 6th., The Nielsen Sisters gave their millions of fans a Royal Release Concert in Copenhagen.
In May, Madame Nielsen left her beloved Paris to open a salon in her bedroom at the harbour front of Copenhagen. In Salon Madame Nielsen, the chosen few were be received around Madame’s bed. Accompanied by her pianist, Sailor Toldam, she entertained the guests with ballads, poetry and discourse on the most emergent topics of Today. Each night a special female guest arrived to discuss the feminine future of our world with Madame.
Among the excellent women guests were: stage director Elisa Kragerup, author Suzanne Brøgger, critics & novelist Leonora Christina Skov, politician Özlem Cekic, trend old lady of Danish performance art Kirsten Justesen and bishop Tine Lindhardt.
Nielsen and stage director Elisa Kragerup has taken their “Theatre of The Medium” another step and another dimension further towards a new world order in Markedet (er ikke noget sted) / The Market is no Place;
The end of market economy staged as a Wagner dystopia for the 21st century.
22 April, the new The Nielsen Sisters album appeared on the planet as touchable matter – LP/vinyl, CD – and virtually as downloadable sound. The name of the darling is Love & Peaces.
BUY THE ALBUM AS LP/CD/Download HERE
18 – 28 April, Nielsen – the author, playwright and metteur en scene of History – undertook a journey to universities and theaters throughout Germany; eine Frühlings-Deutschlandsreise:
20. April: Berlin – Deutsches Theater
21 April: Berlin – Humboldt Universität
22 April: Göttingen – Georg-August Universität
23 April: Frankfurt – Schauspiel Frankfurt
24 April: Frankfurt – Goethe Universität
27 April: Ludwigsburg – Akademie für Darstellende Kunst Baden-Württemberg
Throughout February 2015, Nielsen was residing in the Danish provincial capital Aarhus as distinguished visiting professor at Centre for Fictionality Studies at Aarhus University.
The movie about the Angel in Ukraine had it’s world premiere on the international documentary film festival CPH:DOX Thursday 6 November in Copenhagen
“The winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize was announced at the Nordic Council Prize Gala Wednesday 29 October 2014 in Stockholm.”
23 October, the Nordich Council nominated Nielsen-novel was published in Swedish translation as “Mina möten med de verkliga författerna” by Kabusa Böcker; and the book has been praised by the Swedish critics.
Read the brillant reviews:
Thursday 25 September Sister Nielsen & Mads Emil Nielsen launched their new album The Transformer; an album made almost only from (millions of) Sister Nielsen voices.
Buy the entire album for only 40 d.kr. here
The Ukrainian Nielsen book
is published by Meridian and in September Nielsen & Miss World was touring the huge country to promote the book with readings and concerts.
Ultimo September Father Nielsen and his Ukrainian angel left Kiev for an expedition into Eastern Ukraine.
Read Father Nielsens reports in Politiken about the sufferings in Donetzk Oblast:
Saturday 16 August Nielsen was in Grimstad to present his Claus Beck-Nielsen novel Mine møder med De Danske Forfattere and discuss the political and aesthetic pros and cons of the Austrian author Peter Handke.
Læs Nielsens dom over Handke i det norske tidsskrift Vagant.
No matter where in the world there is a conflict, Miss World arrives to encourage the individuals and heal the fractures.
Throughout May and June, Miss World has travelled all over Ukraine – from Kiev along the border to Donbas to Kharkiv, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa in the south and Lviv in the West – in her white dress, with her black guitar and her bright songs.
Miss World is singing to the Ukrainians about the Russians, and to the Russians about the Ukrainians.
And at the end of the song we will all just be human.
Follow Miss World – The Guardian Angel in Ukraine on her Angel’s WingBook
Read the 4 big features in Politiken:
Watch the 5 minutes video on Politiken tv
In August 2012, Nielsen had a conversation with his grandfather 21 years after his death.
The conversation with the dead was broadcast by the Radio 24Syv
The new major performance by La Nielsen Transformatoren (The Transformer) took over CaféTeatret in Copenhagen; a performance of the being beyond age and gender; the new feminine selves of La Nielsen, travelling through the bodies, movements, images and voices of those who were before: Blixen, Bausch, Ofelia, Antigone, Medea, PJ, Michael(a) Jackson, female samurais, amazones, reptiles, birds and others of the millions of Others.
Listen to the radioactive sound emissions:
Interview & reviews:
In November-December 2013 Nielsen has been staging The European Media with German actors/mediums at Kampnagel in Hamburg, Germany. The production was subsequently shown at HAU in Berlin as part of the NordWind Festival.
Read the reviews
Watch the video-registration (Password: dasnielsen)
The Claus Beck-Nielsen-novel Mine Møder med De Danske Forfattere (My Encounters with The Danish Authors) has been nominated for the major Nordic Council Literature Prize.
Read more and buy the novel here
I am Fiction (Identitetstyveriet) – director Max Kestner’s movie about the High Court-trial Thomas Skade-Rasmussen versus Nielsen & Gyldendal Publishers, and the tragical consequences of the verdict – was shown on Danish television:
DR2, Tuesday 1. October 20:30 hrs.
watch the trailer on Youtube:
3-11 September the oldest of The Nielsen Sisters was touring the Ukraine (Kiev, Czernowytz & Lviv) with solo concerts and poetry readings.
4-7 July The Nielsen Sisters performed 4 concerts at Roskilde Festival
The oldest of The Nielsen Sisters has moved to Paris,
and in her new home in the 10th arrondissement Sister Nielsen is holding a monthly “salon”, where she is receiving guests and treating them with music, dance and poetry reading.
The first three “salons” took place on
Friday 19 April, Thursday 16 May and Friday 14 June
In the last days of May, The Nielsen Sisters were touring Norway.
On the threshold to winter and darkness the world has been saved by the sound of the debut album of The Nielsen Sisters: We are Multitude
Buy the album online here
Premiere 15. november kl. 19:30
Spilleperiode for De Europæiske Medier:
Hippodromen, Folketeatret, København: 12.-15. december
5-9 September Nielsen & Sisters performed at “Meridian Czernowitz – III International Poetry Festival” in the Ukranian city of Czernowitz. Visit the festival program
Read the interview in the Ukrainian weekly «День»
Torsdag 23. august udkom Nielsens nye roman Store Satans Fald simultant på Gyldendal i Danmark og på forlaget Oktober i Norge.
Romanen fik 5 stjerner og hjerter i Politiken, Berlingske Tidende og Jyllands Posten.
I Danmarks Radio sagde Klaus Rothstein “Den roman rummer nogle af de mest fascinerende og grænseoverskridende og uheldsvangre passager, jeg nogensinde har læst i en dansk roman.”
Og i Kristeligt Dagblad skrev Lars Handsten “en større litterær og kunstnerisk begivenhed, som fornyer litteraturens etiske, politiske og eksistentielle potentiale.”
Nielsen’s new novel Fall of the Great Satan was published 23 August by Gyldendal Publishers (Denmark) and Oktober (Norway)
Sunday 13 May The Nielsen Sisters presented the songs from the forthcoming album The Nielsen Sisters: We are Multitude
Friday 27 April Saint Nielsen made his second attempt on a full and real resurrection. A reenactment of his first attempt on 22 January. He was once again assisted by his Banned Band.
Script by Nielsen
Directed by Elisa Kragerup
Sunday 8 April Agent Nielsen returned to Cairo to make the third and final attempt to free the plaster copy of Claus Beck-Nielsens body. In September 2010 the effigy was shipped to Cairo as a representative of the universal state citizen to have it’s death bed and burial in the City of the Dead. At the arrival in Cairo Airport it was seized by the Egyptian Intelligence Service, who suspected it of being a statue of the Prophet Mohammad. A few weeks later Agent Nielsen arrived and made his first attempt to free the statue, but he too ended up in the hands of the Egyptian Security Service. This may have been the beginning of the Egyptian Revolution, which culminated a month later in January 2011. Since then – for almost 1½ years – the statue has been considered lost in the post-revolutionary turmoil. But in March 2012 the Danish Embassy in Cairo reported that a private Egyptian individual, a Mr. Eng. Hazem had put it on sale for 5000 Egyptian Pounds. According to himself he had bought it from the Customs (a.k.a. the Security Service?). This final mission of Agent Nielsen was to redeem the statue and – on Friday 13 April after the morning prayer – to let six Egyptian revolutionaries carry the statue through the streets of Cairo to Tahrir Square and finally “bury” it in the hands of The People and the Revolution.
The statue tracked down in a warehouse in Giza, home of the Pharaos:
the transformation from the ideal world citizen through Mohammad caricature, black market commodity, Jesus figurine, hostage, freed and finally a gift to the People, who immediately transforms the ideal man into the Evil himself: Omar Suleiman:
Dagbladet Information Friday 16 March
Attempt no. 1 – at Cafe Teatret, Copenhagen