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Out of Mind

GöteborgsOperans Danskompani is opening the season with new dances created by two of the hottest names in the dance world. For the first time, Richard Siegal from America and Hiroaki Umeda from Japan are giving guest performances in Sweden. Working with pioneering composers and artists, they create an experience that transcends boundaries and genres. Members of the audience will have the chance to perform in part of the on-stage production.

Interfacial scale – Hiroaki Umeda
Japan's Hiroaki Umeda also works with more means of expression than just dance. His works are very visual – as well as being a choreographer and dancer, he is also a photographer and video artist. In the year 2000, he established his own dance company and with his very first creation, he had already raised expectations in international circles. Hiroaki Umeda also produces installations and sound and light art. His works are both minimalistic and radical, subtle and at the same time violent.

Yoshihiro Hanno aka RADIQ, known for his minimalist techno and film music, composes new music which is performed by 24 musicians from the Göteborg Opera Orchestra under the direction of conductor Max Renne.

the world to the darkness and to me – Richard Siegal
On paper, American Richard Siegal's ideas look like strange formulae. In real life, he allows the dance to converge with other art forms – design, pictorial art, architecture, music, literature … The results stimulate the mind as well as the soul and gets the audience involved.

Richard Siegal has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards. In 2005, he started The Bakery in Paris, a centre for artistic development in the fields of performance, dance and multimedia, which has attracted many of the most creative people on the international art scene. In the world to the darkness and to me, several different art forms come together. The set design is by Didier Faustino, designer and architect, famous within his own field throughout large parts of the world. Newly composed music by Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch creates a sonic space that envelopes the audience.

Early on in the piece, some of the audience will be able to experience a performance from a new perspective – from the stage. We will tell you more about that at the press conferences.

After Dance Party following the premiere at Kulturnatta
Immediately after the world premiere of Out of Mind, at Kulturnatta on 11 October, the Göteborg Opera foyer will once more be transformed into a dance club. On the programme: Yoshihiro Hanno, live music, Navid Modiri & Gudarna and DJ Demonika. More information and timings for the programme are available on the Göteborg Opera website. Admission is free! Age limit for After Dance Party: 18.

Review tickets will be booked via Jenny Jernberg jenny.jernberg@opera.se or +46 (0)31 10 80 35/+46 (0)768 01 80 35.

Out of Mind
Dance programme by Richard Siegal and Hiroaki Umeda
Premiere: Friday 11 October 2013 at 7 pm
Twelve performances up to and including Wednesday 17 November 2013

Interfacial Scale
Choreography, set, costume, lighting and sound design: Hiroaki Umeda
Conductor: Max Renne
Composer: Yoshihiro Hanno
Choreography assistant: Alexandre Bourdat
Video and system programming: Shoya Dozono
Dancers: Mai Lisa Guinoo, Janine Koertge, Chiara Mezzadri, Satoko Takahashi, Harumi Terayama, Danielle de Vries, Matthew Foley, Ján Spoták, Roderick George, Pascal Marty, Lotem Regev,

the world to the darkness and to me
Choreography and lighting design: Richard Siegal
Composer: Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch\\ Choreography assistant: Paula Sanchez
Set design: Didier Faustino
Costume design: Alexandra Bertaut\+ Dancers: Anna Altes, Astrid Boons, Jenna Fakhoury, Chiaki Horita, Micol Mantini, Ingeborg Zackariassen, Jubal Battisti, Jérôme Delbey, Erik Johansson, Maxime Lachaume, Fan Luo, Isaac Spencer, David Wilde

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