World premiere 9 September 2017
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Kult

An appealing evening of dance with Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ and Ohad Naharin.

Roy and Ohad

Kult presents two of the leading artists in contemporary dance: the legendary Ohad Naharin and rising star Roy Assaf.

Ohad Naharin is a dance legend and Artistic Director of Israeli dance company Batsheva, one of the world's foremost dance companies. As a choreographer, he has created a unique style based on his own movement philosophy: gaga. Solely for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Ohad Naharin has created a new version of his work, Decadance, called Decadance Gothenburg, an honour for us. Decadance is a work in constant flux; a kind of collage of Ohad Naharin's best work. Decadance Gothenburg is an appealing work that brings the audience closer to the dance and the dancers themselves.

Kult begins with Sacre, a world premiere created by the multi-award winning Israeli choreographer Roy Assaf, to Stravinsky's phenomenal The Rite of Spring. A refined and exquisite counterpart to the potent music, played by the Göteborg Opera Orchestra. Stravinsky depicts a brutal ritual in which a young person is selected as a sacrifice, performing a dance to the death as the music reaches a crescendo. In Roy Assaf's interpretation, the music is assigned a somewhat new meaning. Exactly what this meaning entails will become clear at the world premiere.

World premiere 9 september 2017
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Dance activities at GöteborgsOperan during and after the Gothenburg Culture Festival

Gaga/ people (Gaga class for the public)
Thurs 17/8 & Fri 18/8
5.30 until approx. 6.30pm on the Small Stage

Try the movement language Gaga, developed by world renowned choreographer Ohad Naharin. A once in a lifetime opportunity! Gaga/people classes are open for anyone over 16, irrespective of your background in dance or other movement practices – in other words, no previous experience is necessary! Gaga is practiced to music while wearing comfortable clothes that you can easily move in. 

Learn more about Gaga and Gaga/people classes

Free admission with ticket. Limited places, max 2 tickets per person. Tickets will be released 18 August at 12pm. They can be booked here on this page, by calling us on +46 31 131 300 or by visiting the box office in our foyer.

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Max, by Ohad Naharin
7–8pm, Main Stage

Part of the Gothenburg Culture Festival 2017

GöteborgsOperans Danskompani kicks off the season with a performance of the critically acclaimed MAX

The company is the largest of its kind in Scandinavia and one of Europe’s foremost contemporary dance companies. It consists of 38 dancers from over 20 countries. Alongside all the shows on their home stage, the dance company makes annual critically-acclaimed international tours to major stages and festivals around the world. Take the chance to experience them in their home town!

Free admission with ticket. Limited places, max 2 tickets per person. A limited number of tickets will be released 14 August at 12pm. The remainder will be released 18 August at 12pm. They can be booked here on this page, by calling us on +46 31 131 300 or by visiting the box office in our foyer.

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MAX, trailer

Café open 4.30–9pm


Film: Mr Gaga
9–10.40pm, Main Stage

Running time 1 h 40 min.

We turn the auditorium into a cinema to show the critically-acclaimed documentary about the choreographer Ohad Naharin: Mr Gaga.

Ohad was already 22 years old when he began dance lessons, but became one of the modern dance world’s most interesting and acclaimed modern dancers and choreogrpahers. In Mr. Gaga filmmaker Tomer Heymann created a nuanced portrait of his friend from over 1200 hours of raw material – presenting the man who created the new “dance language” Gaga, which was to rewrite the rules for modern dance. Ohad’s work as artistic director for the Israeli Batsheva Dance Company helped the company to develop into one of the world’s best. Mr Gaga won the Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award at Tempo Documentary Festival in 2016.

Free admission with ticket. Limited places, max 2 tickets per person. A limited number of tickets will be released 14 August at 12pm. The remainder will be released 18 August at 12pm. They can be booked here on this page, by calling us on +46 31 131 300 or by visiting the box office in our foyer.

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Mr. Gaga, trailer

Open rehearsal for Kult
22 Aug, 6.30–7.15pm, Main Stage

About two weeks before the world premiere for Kult, you are invited to watch an open rehearsal of one of the programme’s two pieces. You will also get the chance to meet and ask questions of the dancers, the artistic director Katrín Hall and hopefully also the choreographer. 

Free entry with ticket. Ticket release 14 August at 12pm. Book your ticket here on this page, by calling +46 31 131 300 or by visiting the box office in our foyer.

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Gaga/ people (Gaga class for the public) with Ohad Naharin
10 September, 12–1pm, Main Stage

Try the movement language Gaga, developed by world renowned choreographer Ohad Naharin. The class will be led by Ohad Naharin himself - a once in a lifetime opportunity! Gaga/people classes are open for anyone over 16, irrespective of your background in dance or other movement practices – in other words, no previous experience is necessary! Gaga is practiced to music while wearing comfortable clothes that you can easily move in.

Free admission with ticket, limited places available. More information about how and when to book tickets to this class will be available on this page in August.

Physical introduction
13 September, 5.30–6.15pm, Small stage

Free entry with ticket, limited number of places (50 max).

More information about how and when to book your ticket will be available on this page in August.

Kult with post-performance chat! 
24 September
Approx 20.15–20.45, Main Stage

Remain in the auditorium directly after the performance of Kult on 24 September for a post-performance discussion with the dancers and rehearsal directors. Moderator: Katrín Hall, artistic director for dance.

Programme

September 2017

Sat 9/9
18:00
Main Stage 
World premiere
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Wed 13/9
19:00
Main Stage 
Pensioner discount valid
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Sat 16/9
18:00
Main Stage 
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Sun 17/9
18:00
Main Stage 
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Fri 22/9
19:00
Main Stage 
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Sun 24/9
18:00
Main Stage 
Post performance discussion
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Wed 27/9
19:00
Main Stage 
Pensioner discount valid
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Sat 30/9
18:00
Main Stage 
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October 2017

Sun 8/10
18:00
Main Stage 
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Thu 12/10
19:00
Main Stage 
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Sun 15/10
18:00
Main Stage 
Last performance
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