As one of the foremost contemporary dance companies in Europe and the largest in the Nordic region, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani is truly a company of today.
GöteborgsOperans Danskompani focuses on original and exclusive works. With access to legendary choreographers as well as some of the most interesting new generation of dance makers and artists, the company contributes towards new expressions and the generation of new exciting art forms. GöteborgsOperans Danskompani is made up of 38 dancers from all over the world.
Under the artistic direction of Adolphe Binder (Aug. 2011 – Spring 2016), each dance season had its own theme – a theme that would stand on its own as well as connect to what has gone before. The dramaturgy was composed of pertinent topics that captured and explored the transformations, fears and dreams of the present; exploring the human consciousness and the world we live in. The themes moved from the physical, wandering person seeking a refuge and throwing themselves out into the unknown (Homeland & Risk Zones, 2012/2013), to the more elevated persona, a source of energy (Mind & Spirit, 2013/2014), and the collective subconscious (Wonderland - Weird and Wonderful, 2014/2015) .
In 2015/2016 GöteborgsOperans Danskompani will focus on the concept of "I" and "we". Under the theme of All together now/A common sense, questions like the following will be asked: Is there such a thing as a Nordic identity; is the Jante Law (eq. to Tall poppy syndrome) part of who we are, and how is it then perceived by onlookers? What do we do with people who stand out, who are identified as being different? What do the demands for submission mean relative to acceptance in a social environment?
GöteborgsOperan Danskompani is a frequently invited guest for international, special performances. Cities visited include Antwerp, Bruges (Belgium), Paris (France), Amsterdam, Groningen, The Hague (Netherlands), Tel Aviv (Israel), Montreal (Canada), Oslo, Stavanger (Norway), Lisbon (Portugal), Barcelona, Madrid (Spain), Stockholm (Sweden), Berlin, Bonn, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Weimar, Wolfsburg (Germany), Budapest (Hungary), Chapel Hill, Portland, Washington (USA), St Pölten (Austria) and more.