GöteborgsOperans Danskompani is one of the foremost contemporary dance companies in Europe and the largest in the Nordic region. With a firm foundation in the here-and-now, the dancers inspire legends as well as some of the most interesting of a new generation of choreographers and artists, towards new expressions and art forms. GöteborgsOperans Danskompani comprises dancers from 17 countries and is directed by Adolphe Binder, Artistic Director, Dance.
”Our artistic vision and work is about taking aesthetic and physical risks, as well as breaking down the barriers to our public and those between dance and other art forms, between art and life.” Adolphe Binder
Mind & Spirit is the theme of the 2013/2014 dance season.
GöteborgsOperans Danskompani brings together choreographers and artists from a broad spectrum, to form new, creative means of expression. The dance company takes aesthetic and physical risks to break barriers – between stage and audience, between dance and other forms of art, between art and life. Our goal is to further hone the contours and to present an unparalleled dance company to the world.
This season, you will be able to encounter more art forms than ever before on (and off) our stages. Contemporary dance is interwoven with visual art, architecture, music, drama and more. This results in pulsating, interesting – international art for an inquisitive audience, regardless of age.
From this season's general thread, the choreographers and artists are weaving new creations. The first dance première of the season crosses all latitudes in a meeting between two new talents. Richard Siegal gets his audience involved, asking the question: Who really is the artist? Multi artist Hiroaki Umeda emphasises visual art by having his movements embedded in a frame of living art. In spring, we will be welcoming two masters from different generations. Avantgarde artist Saburo Teshigawara and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, both come with high international reputation and won many prizes for their artworks – will each create a new work for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.
The artists who create for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani explore the horizon. Mind and spirit, body and soul are interwoven and inspire to new discoveries. We remain cutting edge, highly visible, accessible and embracing for all our audiences.
Welcome to the 2013/2014 dance season – keep your eyes, your mind and your heart open!