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.
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 (starting August 2011), GöteborgsOperans Danskompani focuses on original and exclusive works, having had 18 world premieres and 4 Swedish premieres on the Main Stage, 12 world premieres on the Small Stage and 6 participation projects until summer 2015.
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.
Each dance season has its own theme – a theme that stands on its own and also links back to what has gone before. The dramaturgy is composed of pertinent topics that capture and explore the transformations, fears and dreams of the present; exploring the human consciousness and the world we live in. The themes have 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. Under Adolphe Binder’s direction, 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.