ABOUT THE DANCE COMPANY
"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. Through taking risk we aim to surprise, fascinate and be welcoming to all." – Adolphe Binder
GöteborgsOperans Danskompani is equal to cutting edge contemporary stage art. The works you’re invited to experience are most often created exclusively for us by some of the foremost artists of today’s dance world, who go beyond the norms and dare to push boundaries. We mix dance, architecture, video art, music and other disciplines. The results explore the space between body and stage, and forces us to new discoveries. 2014/2015 is a full creation season with commissioned music – Wonderland: weird and wonderful.
Dance is an experience
Watching dance should move you. What happens to you is beyond the rational and intellectual. The contemporary dance you experience with us seldom involves a story; it’s not to be “understood”. We aim to change the perception of art. Going to see a dance performance should be a whole new experience.
Come closer. And keep your eyes, mind and heart open!
A dance company in an opera house
GöteborgsOperans Danskompani is one of few contemporary dance companies under the umbrella of an opera house. Our varied, international and daring dance repertoire expands even further by collaborations with The Göteborg Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Examples of this are our Marie Chouinard version of The Rite of Spring (2013), Interfacial Scale by Hiroaki Umeda (2013) and the double bill programme Spirit by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Saburo Teshigawara (2014).
GöteborgsOperans Danskompani performs at The Göteborg Opera stages as well as on tour – both national and international. The past seasons, we have accepted invitations to Kennedy Center, Washington DC, White Bird, Portland and Carolina Performing Arts, Chapel Hill (USA), Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv (Israel), JuliDans, Amsterdam (Holland), Tanzmesse, Düsseldorf (Germany), December Dance, Brügge (Belgium) and Dansens Hus, Oslo (Norge).