Dance. Fredrik Benke Rydman will create a new version of The Firebird in which GöteborgsOperans Danskompani will dance with non-professionals of all ages.
Premiere 30 May 2015
Together with over one hundred participants – dance students, street and break dancers, dancers from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani and amateurs of all ages (18-70) – Fredrik Benke Rydman creates a raving firebird to Igor Stravinsky’s music. The Göteborg Opera Orchestra will be conducted by Henrik Schaefer.
Fredrik Benke Rydman is a dancer and choreographer. He was one of the members in Bounce, one of Sweden’s most popular contemporary dance groups ever. In 2011, he created a new version of The Swan Lake – Swan Lake Reloaded – which toured globally and made special performances at The Göteborg Opera in June 2013.
L’Oiseau de feu – The Firebird – is one of Igor Stravinsky’s most esteemed ballets and was composed for the Ballets Russes in 1910. It paved the way for the more modernist Le sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) which came a few years later. Fredrik Benke Rydman’s version of The Firebird will take place at a night club, with mafiosos and the nicest person you ever met.
With contemporary dance and local performers, this Firebird will spread it wings far above the opera house. Join in!
Further information, including audition dates and requirements will be published on this page during Spring 2015.
Co-ordinator Monica Milocco