Northern (de)Lights 2

Dance. Northern (de)Lights is a Nordic twist on the classic delicacy Turkish Delight. We present a tasteful palette of fantasy and light inspired by the season's theme Wonderland.

Auroras of contemporary dance


World premiere April 24 2015

The Göteborg Opera, Small Stage.
7 performances. Runs until May 16.


Dance program by MARTIN FORSBERG, TILMAN O’DONNELL and PASCAL MARTY

Northern (de)Lights 2 is a platform for contemporary Nordic dance. This year, the three selected choreographers capture the weird and wonderful in the dance theme of the season Wonderland.

In Clusterfuck, the choreographer Martin Forsberg kindles the imagination of the audience. By creating a vacuum, then filling it with lights, sounds and smells, he evokes mental images among the spectators – images that he then reverses.

Martin Forsberg foto Christian Bang
Martin ForsbergChristian Bang

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Tilman O'DonnellTilo Stengel

Whatever Singularity #357 – Towards a Dialectics of Affirmation is a solo work by Tilman O’Donnell, choreographer, a dancer and former rehearsal director at GöteborgOperans Danskompani. The French philosopher Alain Badiou is a source of inspiration and his words form the basis of the sound.


Pascal Marty's Like deer in the light was created for two dancers, where he himself is one of them. The piece was inspired by the Stockholm syndrome. It has been performed previously in Katapult 2014, the dancers' workshop, where it was awarded the Katapult Dance Award and thereby became part of Northern (de)Lights 2.

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Like deer in the lightTilo Stengel

Pascal's thoughts about the piece:
Is submission power? What is the place of our ego towards an outside aggression? Is freedom something that you can give away or must it be taken? Do we consider ourselves strong enough to be treated as inferiors? The Stockholm syndrome is an example of a bond created between a victim and his molester – but how? Is it about abandoning our ego for someone we judge grander than us? Or is it emphasizing our ego by estimating that the aggressor is not a threat? On what plan do we place ourselves? And how much of it is conscious?

Programme

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Information

A platform for modern, Nordic dance art.
Dance program by Tilman O’Donnell, Martin Forsberg and Pascal Marty.

  • Genre: Dance
  • Season: 2014/2015
  • premiere: 24 Apr 2015
  • Last show: 16 May 2015
  • Location:

    Small Stage.

  • Length: 2 hours including 1 interval.

Profile

Poster

Whatever Singularity #357 – Towards a Dialectics of Affirmation

Choreography, Set design and Light design   Tilman O´Donnell
Dancer   Maxime Lachaume

Clusterfuck

Choreography   Martin Forsberg
Set and Costume design   Jenny Nordberg
Lightdesign   Mads Nielsen
Music   Thomas Bangalter, Mica Levi, Dolly Parton
Dancers   Ingeborg Zackariassen
   Heather Telford
   Janine Koertge
   Aviad Arik Herman
   Jérôme Delbey
   Anna Altès

Like deer in the light

Choreography   Pascal Marty
Music   A new error, Moderat
Dancer   Maria Chiara Mezzadri
   Pascal Marty
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