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S & S

Hypnotic dance for the curious.

Dance program by Sang Jijia and Sharon Eyal.

Sang Jijia
Cao Xuefeng

S & S are two creations that weave together movement, light and sound into a distinctive and engrossing world premiere.

In Chinese tradition, Tibetan-Chinese choreographer Sang Jijia says, the space in between – in calligraphy as well as all painted art work – is as important as the brushstrokes. The emptiness holds the essence.

Sang Jijia's first creation for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, As it were, is about human communication. About everything that is lost and misunderstood. About the joy of reaching someone else. As humans, we all share the same space and are detached from it. We know where we are going, but get lost along the way.

Slowly, one by one, sheets of black tissue singles down on stage from up above. The dancers’ movements create white spaces in the black. Sometimes, the unspoken can say more than the spoken.

Sang Jijia is known for his alluring creations that combine astounding physical dance with an emotional touch, often reinforced by video projections and multimedia. He was previously a dancer and assistant choreographer to the legendary William Forsythe. He is today a well-established and in-demand name in Asia.


Extravagant and minimalistic. Collective and individual. Private and universal. Prize-winning, Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal's second creation for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani comes from pure movement, the chroeographer says. The dancers are of numb gender. Their enhanced legs make them resemble powerful centaurs. Sharon Eyal seamlessly integrates dance, techno and technique; sometimes explosive, sometimes sublime. A visual, emotional, well-structured and highly esthetic whole.   

Sharon Eyal has created a stream of critically acclaimed works for prominent dance companies over the last ten years, with Gai Behar as co-creator. Their Untitled Black (2012), created for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani (an excerpt was shown at Melodifestivalen 2017) is one such example where Eyal’s creation swept the audience away to a parallel universe – minimalist, intelligent and mysterious. 

Sharon Eyal och Gai Behar
Joakim Hovrevik

This new piece will also feature hypnotic dance with an uncompromising attitude, set to Ori Lichtik's pulsing music.

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Programme

March 2018

Sat 3/3
18:00
Main Stage 
World premiere
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Wed 7/3
19:00
Main Stage 
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Sun 11/3
16:00
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Wed 14/3
19:00
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Thu 15/3
19:00
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Sun 18/3
18:00
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Fri 23/3
19:00
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Sun 25/3
18:00
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Wed 28/3
19:00
Main Stage 
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April 2018

Sat 7/4
18:00
Main Stage 
Last performance
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