Everyone can join in!
SKAPA (which means “Create” in Swedish) is what we call our Opera/Drama activities which are focused on participation and learning. We produce creative projects and artistic works by, with and for all residents of the Västra Götaland region.
Many of our activities are aimed at children and youth, but we collaborate with people of all ages, backgrounds and interests. Our goal is to offer as many people as possible the opportunity to become actively involved in opera and musical theatre. Our projects can be large or small and are created through participation, creativity and using voices from here and now.
Often we create new pieces where participants from the public and The Göteborg Opera’s artistic ensembles meet. We focus both on new creations and on interpreting already existing pieces. An example from last season was when a group of newly arrived refugees to Sweden created new works based on their own experiences and the musical Kristina from Duvemåla. That project was part of The Göteborg Opera's collaboration with the Red Cross.
In autumn, our collaboration will continue with Share Music Sweden. The uniqueness of these activities lies in intersection of art forms and of people with different qualifications and abilities all working creatively together – professionals, beginners and everyone in between. Our ambition is to work together with our artistic staff to find new expressive possibilities that lead to a new production.
Call for composer
We are now looking for a composer who will play a central role in developing our work together with Share Music Sweden over the next 2 years. Read more about the collboration and how to make an application.
The project for Popular Education and Culture in collaboration, initiated by the Västra Götaland Cultural Affairs Secretariat, is a collaboration between folk high schools and cultural institutions in Gothenburg. Our repertoire is an important starting point for the project, where the participants collaborate with artistic staff from our productions. For example, they might illustrate together with a set designer or grapple with dramatic interpretation, supported by our directors. This project will continue during 2015/2016.