La La Land.

Welcome to the right part of your brain, your here-and-now conscience. La la land is inspired by the work of neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor and explores what happens when “now” is void of meaning, beginning and end.

Dans piece by Alexander Ekman and Medhi Walerski

In Ekman’s and Walerski’s playful La la land we meet a group of individuals on a self-help course. Using therapeutic exercises they try to find the path to becoming “better human beings”. Using a combination of dance, spoken dialogue and twisted humour the two choreographers create an accurate and humorous image of mankind’s constant struggle to develop. The music is a collage from Chopin, Puccini, Akron/Family and the pianist Bernard Matracki, who performs his own compositions onstage.

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Delphine Boutet
(Portrait) Delphine Boutet Urban Jörén
La La Land Göteborgs Operan Koreograf  Alexander Ekman och Medhi Walerski
(Landscape) Urban Jörén
La La Land Göteborgs Operan Koreograf  Alexander Ekman och Medhi Walerski
(Landscape) Urban Jörén


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Choreography, Set- and costume design: Alexander Ekman and Medhi Walerski
Light design: Joakim Brink

W A Mozart: From Sonata in C major, Andante, Rondo Live piano performed by Bernard Matracki: Hackspettsmatra, Ciss-kirurgi, Fredéric Chopin: Nocturne in E flat major Op. 9.
Vincenzo Bellini: Casta Diva from the opera Norma From the album The Very Best of Maria Callas (Angel Records, 2001) Akron/Family: Part of Corey
From the album Akron/Family (Young God, 2005)
Comedian Harmonists: Die großen Erfolge – Das Original Menuett. (EMI)
The Boy Least Likely To / P. Owen, J. Hobbs: Be Gentle With Me From the album Be Gentle With Me (19 Recordings Ltd, 2006 Publisher: Bonniers) Matmos / M. Schmidt, D. Daniel: Supreme Balloon
From the album Supreme Balloon (Matador, 2008)

World premiere: May 8 2010 for The Göteborg Ballet
Dancers: 17 and 1 musician
Length: 47 minutes

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