Published 21 February 2018

World premiere for new creations by Sharon Eyal and Sang Jijia

Explosive, communicative, minimalistic and extravagant. World premiere S & S 3rd of March presents new dance creations by acclaimed choreographers Sharon Eyal and Sang Jijia. Performed by GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, that recently received two prestigious national awards.

Thin black pieces of paper are raining on the main stage, forming light-weight piles, that the dancers pierce through with a hissing sound. For Tibetan-Chinese choreographer Sang Jijia communication is as much what is not being said, about the spaces and the emptiness. And paper is more than paper.

”Paper is central in Chinese culture. We write on it, it stands for memory and memories to bring into the future”, Sang Jijia says.

His first creation with GöteborgsOperan, As it were is about human communication. About the joy of reaching someone but also about all that is lot or misunderstood.

Sang Jijia’s work is characterized by a seductive balance between astounding physical dance and emotional power. He has been a dancer and assistant choreographer to the legendary William Forsythe, and is today a well-established and in-demand name in Asia.

Autodance, the second part of S & S Is Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal’s second creation for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. The piece is created out of ”pure movements”, where the dancers move like powerful and primitive centaurs on half-toe, which is extremely demanding. All of it to Ori Lichtik’s pulsing music.

Sharon Eyal integrates dance, techno and technique: equally explosive and sublime. For the last ten years she has created critically acclaimed creations for prominent dance companies, with Gai Behar as co-creator. Their Untitled Black (2012), created for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani (an excerpt was shown at Melodifestivalen 2017) is one such example.

Two awards

GöteborgsOperans Danskompani has recently received two prestigious awards: The Swedish Theatre Critics’ Association’s Dance Prize 2017. This award will be handed over in connection to the world premiere of S & S.

At the Swedish Performing Arts Gala GöteborgsOperans Danskompani was awarded the prize for “Magic of the Year”.

GöteborgsOperans Danskompani is a collective made up of 38 strong, individual artists. In the new video portrait series Close-up you can meet them one at a time.

For information and interview inquiries, please contact:
Emil Rinstad +46 31–108 068 eller
Marie Branner +46 31–108 035

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