Dance on Tour 2011/2012

Dance company on tour. "Touring is like breathing. You return full of new impressions while at the same time increasing your knowledge of yourself and what is unique to you. That is why The Göteborg Ballet intends to continue its successful tours all over the world."

Adolphe Binder, Artistic Director

The Göteborg Ballet is a highly sought-after touring company that in the last few years has been invited to tour Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Italy, Switzerland, France, Serbia and the prestigious Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in the US.

In the spring of 2012, the company travels to White Bird in Portland, Oregon, USA (April 12-14), Carolina Performing Arts in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA (April 17) and the Opera House of Tel Aviv, Israel (May 29-31, June 1-2).


All-Nordic Program


Beethoven´s 32 variations by Örjan Andersson
Falter by Johan Inger
Orelob by Kenneth Kvarström

"Goteborg Ballet dazzles in West Coast debut" The Orgegonian
"The dancers are oviously deeply skilled, the company has high technical values." Oregon ArtsWatch
"... the dancing was vigorous and unstoppable, inventive and relentless." Oregon ArtsWatch

April 12–14th, 2012

Newmark Theatre, White Bird, Portland, Oregon

April 17th, 2012, 7:30pm

Perfoming Arts Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Newmark Theatre, Oregon
Newmark Theatre, Oregon
Memorial Hall Auditorium.
Memorial Hall Auditorium. Carolina Performing Arts

Program:

Beethoven´s 32 variations.

Beethoven’s 32 Variations in C minor and Piano Sonata no 8 in C minor, 2:nd movement (Pathétique).

Beethoven wanted to dedicate his heroic symphony to Napoleon, but when he named himself Emperor Beethoven believed that he had distanced himself from his earlier high humanistic ideals. Beethoven himself was the subject of intense worship after his death. He was one of the first free artists and – due to increasing deafness – surrounded by increasing silence. Instead he listened to his inner self, to the musical creativity of his soul. Like a theme with many variations, Beethoven has been interpreted in many different ways. His music is now interpreted afresh through the work of Örjan Andersson’s contemporary choreography.

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Choreography :
Örjan Andersson
Music:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Costume design:
Nina Sandström
Light design: Udo Haberland

World Premiere:
18 december 2010, Göteborg for The Göteborg Ballet

Live Pianist: Joakim Kallhed

Dancers, Oregon &
North Carolina:
Mariko Kida, Micol Mantini,
Hlín Diego Hjalmarsdóttir,
Janine Koertge, Chiaki Horita, David Wilde, Moritz Ostruschnjak, Anthony Lomuljo, Hokuto Kodama

Falter

“Inger weaves the dance with confidence, skill and a touch of genius.” Dance Europe
”This is a superlative work.” Dance Europe

Johan Inger takes us on an explorative journey from chaos to order with nine dancers, 64 ropes and music from, among others, Alva Noto. His suggestive Falter moves from the fleeting to the permanent; from frenzy to a peaceful calm.

The former artistic director of Cullberg Ballet and current resident choreographer at Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) has created his first production exclusively for The Göteborg Ballet.

Falter Göteborgs Operan Koreograf Johan Inger

Choreography, Set- and Costume design:
Johan Inger
Costume design ast:
Carolina Armenta
Light design: Erik Berglund

Music:
Alva Noto: Particle 1 and 2 From the album UTP (Raster-Noton, 2009. Publisher: Bonniers)
Lars Åkerlund:Excerpt from Rivers of Mercury.
Peter Levin: Snow by the lake

Dancers, Oregon &
North Carolina:

Satoko Takahashi, Chiaki Horita, Micol Mantini, Lea Yanai,
Hlín Diego Hjalmarsdóttir,
Moritz Ostruschnjak,
Jérôme Delbey Fernado Melo, Hokuto Kodama

OreloB

Four originators, five dancers, all must have trust, both in the fall and in the lift. They are components in a musical motor that was once invented by a Frenchman fascinated by mechanics, Maurice Ravel. His Boléro beats somewhere in the background of Rintamäki´s sound picture, whose volume just grows, interrupted by a wedge, or rather a gleam, of bell sounds. The costumes, set design and light quote the rhythmic core motif – in graphic shapes on a reflector, in a collar’s creases and folds, garments that can take the shape of a bolero, a magical flower, or more industrial: cogwheels.

Unfolding, increasing, folding, a growing volume alongside a rhythm where bodies are united in a motoric musicality, both monumental and divinely light.

OreloB was created for The Göteborg Ballet in 2008.

3xBoléro Danstrippel av Johan Inger, Kenneth Kvarnström och Alexander Ekman Premiär 26 april 2008 på GöteborgsOperans Stora ScenFoto: Ingmar JernbergBolero_OreloB_T5E3806.jpg OreloB: Världspremiär Koreografi: Kenneth Kvarnström Bild: Erik Johansson och Ellah Nagli

Choreography:
Kenneth Kvarnström
Music:
Originally composed by Jukka Rintamäki, based on“Boléro” by Maurice Ravel
Set design and Light design: Jens Sethzman
Costume: Helena Hörstedt

World Premiere:
26 April 2008, Göteborg for The Göteborg Ballet

Length: 25 minutes

Dancers, Oregon &
North Carolina:

Janine Koertge, Erik Johansson, Anthony Lomuljo, Fernando Melo, Micol Mantini


noBody

Dance piece by Sasha Waltz

April 27th and 28th at 7pm

Dansens Hus Stockholm

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Chiaki Horita, The Göteborg BalletPhoto: Bernd Uhlig

The first work in her triptych, Körper (Body), portrayed the human anatomy and physique, the following with the title S, examined the origin of life, Eros and sensuality. noBody portrays the human metaphysical dimensions, takes up feelings associated with our mortality and poses the question: What is the immortal in us? In noBody, Waltz and the dancers seek through the body to highlight the spiritual and non-physical. The body is our cathedral, a bundle or a cocoon, drum or ringing bell. The title noBody means both “no body” and “nobody”. And nobody is completely alone in this dance work where the dancers move in magically, smoothly flowing formations and complex patterns in an awe-inspiring, evocative scenography. Sorrow and seeking divides and unites.

Direction and choreography
Sasha Waltz

Music
Hans Peter Kuhn

Set design
Thomas Schenk, Sasha Waltz

Costume design
Bernd Skodzig

Light design
Martin Hauk

World premiere
2002, Sasha Waltz & Guests

Length
1 hour and 45 minutes

25 dancers

Dancers:
Angelina Allen, Delphine Boutet, Hlín Diego Hjalmarsdóttir,
Chiaki Horita, Mariko Kida,
Micol Mantini, Satoko Takahashi, Anandi Vinken, Danielle de Vries,


Lea Yanai,
Ingeborg Zackariassen,
Kyoko Matsumoto Israel Aloni, Rayco Cano Cortes, Fernando Melo, Andrzej Glosniak,


Erik Johansson, Hokuto Kodama, Sonny Koroschetz, Patrick Migas, Anthony Lomuljo,
Moritz Ostruschnjak, David Wilde


I land

NUdans 2012

Dance pieces by Satoko Takahashi & Hlín Diego Hjálmarsdóttir

May 10th at 7pm

DOCH Cirkushallen i Stockholm, Sverige


May 13th at 7pm

Street dance performance in Donostia, San Sebastián, Spanien


May 19th at 12pm

Street dance performance in Espelette, France


May 20th at 5pm

Soustons, France

One of the NUdans 2012 pieces only.

May 13th at 7pm

Teatro Gazteszena
i Donostia, San Sebastián, Spain


May 14–18th

Workshop in Donostia, San Sebastián, Spain


May 19th at 9pm

Teatro Harri Xuo in Louhossoa, France

Eina meδöllu only

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NuDans 2012 - Kaze Hikaru by SatokoTakahashi
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NuDans 2012 - Extra Allt by Hlin Diego Hjálmarsdóttir
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NuDans 2012 - Kaze Hikaru by SatokoTakahashi

NUdans is a seasonal dance company led by The Göteborg Ballet consisting of eight graduate students selected from Sweden’s professional dance schools. The students comes from the Ballet Academies in Gothenburg and Stockholm, the Royal Swedish Ballet School and the University of Dance and Circus. This year, 2012, it’s The Göteborg Ballet dancers Hlín Diego Hjálmarsdóttir and Satoko Takahashi that have each created an exclusive dance piece for the students. The choreographers share the fact that they both grew up on islands that have been affected by disasters in recent years: Hlín’s homeland Iceland has experienced volcanic eruptions and economic meltdown, while Satoko’s Japan has suffered from the natural catastrophy that, among other things, led to the nuclear power plant accident in Fukushima. Each of their dance pieces has been based on the feelings of sorrow, hope and reconciliation that both unite and distinguish the people on those islands.

KAZE HIKARU
(Wind Shines)

Concept, Choreography
Set- & Costume design:

Satoko Takahashi

Music:
Ma Sahiro Hiramoto, Acidman, Gauze, Does

Light design:
Joakim Brink

World premiere:
March 24, 2012 for The Göteborgs Opera

Length:
30 min

5 dancers

Eina með öllu
[ejna meth ötlu]

(Extra everything)

Concept, Choreograph Set- & Costume design:
Hlín Diego Hjálmarsdóttir

Composer:
Þorgrímur Andri Einarsson

Light design:
Joakim Brink

World premiere:
March 24, 2012 for The Göteborg Opera

Length:
30 min

3 dancers


3xBoléro

Walking Mad by Johan Inger
OreloB by Kenneth Kvarnström
Episode 17 by Alexander Ekman

May 29th, 30th and 31st,
June 1st–2nd, 2012

Tel Aviv Israel

israeli opera house

Watch a video from 3xBoléro

Watch a video from behind the scenes of 3xBoléro

Walking Mad

Johan Inger created Walking Mad for Nederlands Dans Theater I in 2001, when some young choreographers had been asked to create dance for an orchestra evening. Inger was captivated by an old black and white tv-recording of Boléro with the conductor Zubin Mehta and the Los Angeles Philharmonic: ”A theatrical image; in the beginning the conductor is very controlled, well combed and correct in his entire conductor image, but parallel to the musical crescendo he becomes increasingly dramatic and excited, as though entering into madness, in an uncontrolled state. Erotic charge was naturally there but I wanted to get away from, or beyond, the more open/clichéd erotic lead that often accompanies this piece of music.”

3xBoléro Danstrippel av Johan Inger, Kenneth Kvarnström och Alexander Ekman Premiär 26 april 2008 på GöteborgsOperans Stora ScenFoto: Ingmar JernbergBolero_WalkingMad_U3X1809.jpg Walking Mad Koreografi: Johan Inger Bild: Janine Koertge och Jérôme Delbey

Choreography: Johan Inger
Set and costume design:
Johan Inger
Lighting design: Erik Berglund

World Premiere: 14 May 2001, Den Haag for Nederlands Dans Theater
Length: 30 minutes

9 dancers

Music:
BOLÉRO”
Composer: Maurice Ravel
© Editions DURAND S.A. obo REDFIELD BV. & NORDICE BV. Recording with Orchestre de Montreal, ConductorCharles Dutoit (1980), By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Sole Agent in the US, Canada and Mexico for Durand S.A. Editions Musicales, a Universal Music Publishing Group company, publisher and copyright owner.

FÜR ALINA, Arvo Pärt, Werner Bärtschi (piano), Copyright © Universal Edition AG, Wien. Austria.

Dancers, Tel Aviv
29th, 31st May, 2nd June:
Heather Telford, Janine Koertge, Lea Yanai, Hokuto Kodama,
Dan Langeborg, Anthony Lomuljo, David Wilde,
Jérôme Delbey, Toby Kassell

30th May, 1st June
Therese Fredriksson,
Micol Mantini, Angelina Allen, Toby Kassell, Israel Aloni,
Moritz Ostruschnjak,
Andrzej Glosniak,
Erik Johansson, Anthony Lomuljo


OreloB

Four originators, five dancers, all must have trust, both in the fall and in the lift. They are components in a musical motor that was once invented by a Frenchman fascinated by mechanics, Maurice Ravel. His Boléro beats somewhere in the background of Rintamäki´s sound picture, whose volume just grows, interrupted by a wedge, or rather a gleam, of bell sounds. The costumes, set design and light quote the rhythmic core motif – in graphic shapes on a reflector, in a collar’s creases and folds, garments that can take the shape of a bolero, a magical flower, or more industrial: cogwheels. Unfolding, increasing, folding, a growing volume alongside a rhythm where bodies are united in a motoric musicality, both monumental and divinely light. OreloB was created for The Göteborg Ballet in 2008.

3xBoléro Danstrippel av Johan Inger, Kenneth Kvarnström och Alexander Ekman Premiär 26 april 2008 på GöteborgsOperans Stora ScenFoto: Ingmar JernbergBolero_OreloB_T5E3806.jpg OreloB: Världspremiär Koreografi: Kenneth Kvarnström Bild: Erik Johansson och Ellah Nagli

Choreography:
Kenneth Kvarnström
Set and lighting design:
Jens Sethzman
Costume design:
Helena Hörstedt

World Premiere:
26 April 2008, Göteborg
Length: 25 minutes

Music:
Originally composed by Jukka Rintamäki, based on “Boléro” by Maurice Ravel

Dancers, Tel Aviv
Janine Koertge, Erik Johansson. Anthony Lomuljo, Fernando Melo, Micol Mantini


Episode 17

A group of people gather regularly, in episodes, in order to explore different themes. On this occasion, Episode 1-17, the theme is Boléro. How should it be performed? How can they understand or describe themselves within this theme? They have studied and practiced for a long time. In seventeen scenes, crazy wigs and experiments they explore and analyse different relationships, movements, identities, truths and lies. And theatre itself, that of stepping in and out of different roles. Different Boléros are found, pre-recorded and performed live with musicians. Gradually Ravel´s is heard too as a bolerian way of breathing ... What will happen in episode 18-35? In 2008, Alexander Ekman created Episode 17 for The Göteborg Ballet.

3xBoléro Danstrippel av Johan Inger, Kenneth Kvarnström och Alexander Ekman Premiär 26 april 2008 på GöteborgsOperans Stora ScenFoto: Ingmar JernbergBolero_Episod17_Y7H3528.jpg Episode 17: Världspremiär Koreografi: Alexander Ekman Bild: Annika Lindquist

Choreography:
Alexander Ekman

Lighting design:
Joakim Brink

Set and costume design:
Alexander Ekman

World Premiere:
26 April 2008, Göteborg

Length: 25 minutes

Music:
Maurice Ravel “Boléro”, Arrangement by Bernard Matracki, performed by Dieter Schöning (Violine) and Emil Jonasson (Viola). Jan Davis & The Spain Gang: „Rock ´N Flamenco“. Ralph Sauer: “Boléro” Orchestral Execerpts for Trombone. Song: “My Boléro“ performed by Vic Damone; composition: Nat Simon, Text: Jimmy Kennedy.

Dancers, Tel Aviv
Janine Koertge, Heather Telford, Lea Yanai, Delphine Boutet,
Micol Mantini, Satoko Takahashi, Anandi Vinken,
Therese Fredriksson,
Angelina Allen, Danielle de Vries Andrzej Glosniak, Toby Kassell, Dan Langeborg David Wilde, Jérôme Delbey, Anthony Lomuljo, Israel Aloni, Fernando Melo, Mattias Suneson,
Moritz Ostruschnjak, Hokuto Kodama

Information

In the spring of 2012, the company travels to White Bird in Portland, Oregon, USA, Carolina Performing Arts in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA and the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv.

  • Genre: Dance
  • Season: 2011/2012
  • First show: 12 Apr 2012
  • Last show: 2 Juni 2012
  • Location:

    On tour.

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