Dance. Down the rabbit hole. It’s surreal and realistic, weird and wonderful, poetic and untamed – all at the same time.
World premiere 20 SEPTEMBER 2014
12 performances. Runs until 26 October.
Creation by ANTON LACHKY
In A’s Adventures, Brussels-based choreographer Anton Lachky takes us on a journey into the realm of the subconscious, where emotional states we don’t know or don’t dare to know explode into view. In this fantastical world, where the poetic and sublime converge, a group of characters emerge through intense, fast paced physicality and a series of bizarre and wondrous events. The Göteborg Opera Orchestra plays Mozart, Bach and Haydn under the direction of Max Renne. Mezzo soprano Lena Haselmann sings and dances on stage together with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.
Anton Lachkyis one of the founders of the Les SlovaKs Dance Collective in Brussels and has been running his own company since 2012.
Music in A´s Adventures:
Mozart: "Va, va l'error mio palesa" from Mitridate, re di Ponto
Haydn: Symphony no 92 (Oxford), movement 4 – Presto
Drigo: "Notturno d’amore" from I milliono d’ Arlecchino (Info: Recorded music with singer Beniamino Gigli played from a grammophone on stage)
Porpora: "In braccio a mille furie" from Semiramide riconosciuta
Mozart: Symphony no 34 KV 338 movement 3: Finale – Allegro vivace
Bach: Partita nr 2 BWV 1004, 4th movement: Gigue. (Recorded music played by Isabelle Faust)
Caccini: Amarilli mia bella
Mozart: "Venga pur" from Mitridate, re di Ponto
Matracki: Apassionato Delirioso (Info: newly composed music by Bernard Matracki - performed live on stage)
Watch an interview with Anton Lachky
"When it comes to 'A's Adventures', I was first interested in having a green hill on stage, inspired as I was by 'Alice in Wonderland'. With water, trees and rabbit holes. But along the way, the green knoll turned into a mountain of marble, which turned into a white mountain – which was transformed into the iceberg now visible on stage." Kristin Torp, Set and Costume Designer
A photo gallery from both A's Adventures and Wasteland:
Creation by INA CHRISTEL JOHANNESSEN
In Wasteland, Norwegian Ina Christel Johannessen has a whole different approach to the wonderland theme, when she depicts our escalating consumption. A wasteland created of what we leave behind in pursuit of our dreams. In an abandoned and decayed place – perhaps an old warehouse – the dancers interact with both set design and music. Belgian duo Stray Dogs perform live from their album Wasteland.
In Norway, Ina Christel Johannessen runs the Oslo-based company Zero Visibility Corp.
Watch an interview with
Ina Christel Johannessen
“In 2011, we spent a week in a freezing, deconsecrated church to record sounds made of waste we had found in the church’s basement – metal, wooden and stone objects that had been thrown away or forgotten. From these raw materials we composed music that eventually resulted in our album Wasteland." Stray Dogs, on their music in Wasteland
Stray Dogs' album, also called "Wasteland", is available for purchase in the OperaShop in the foyer. The package includes a vinyl disc, CD and download code for a digital copy.
Live streaming to cinemas
Wonderland/Wasteland will be streamed live to several cinemas around Sweden on 4 October at 6:00pm. Learn more here
Bakground image inspired by
Edin Bajrićs Mirror (2009)