Out of Mind.

A two-part dance performance with works by Hiroaki Umeda and Richard Siegal.


Two of the most interesting names in the world of contemporary dance are inspired by the theme Mind & Spirit, where GöteborgsOperans Danskompani explores our consciousness and its possibilities. Reality beyond reality. Mind and spirit, body and energies challenge and forces us to new discoveries. A cross-genre, cross-border experience.


Interfacial Scale

Dance work by Hiroaki Umeda

The intense dance installation of Tokyo-based artist Hiroaki Umeda explores how you can break the choreographic border of dance – and the interfacial between dance and the unknown on the other side of the border. Inspired by tacit knowledge and swarm behavior, he choreographs each dancer individually as well as a collective.

As well as being a choreographer and dancer, Umeda is also a photographer and video artist. In 2000, he established his own company, S20. For the first time he’s working with an ensemble of 11 dancers from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. For Interfacial Scale Umeda has created choreography, set, costume, light and sound design. For the comissioned music, he is collaborating with Yoshihiro Hanno aka RadiQ – pioneer of minimal techno and Asian art film soundtracks – who has written a score for The Göteborg Opera Orchestra.

An interview with choreographer Hiroaki Umeda

An interview with composer
Yoshihiro Hanno and conductor Max Renne

Images from Interfacial Scale

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Interfacial ScaleThomas Aurin
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Interfacial ScaleThomas Aurin

the world to darkness and to me

Dance work by Richard Siegal

On paper, New York-based Richard Siegal's If/Then system looks like secret formulae. In real life, it’s a combination of written choreography and a bank of options which let the dancers compose part of the performance themselves. Siegal lets dance come together with other art forms – design, visual art, architecture, music, literature … The result stimulates the mind as well as the spirit, getting the audience involved.

Richard Siegal has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards and is the founder of The Bakery in Paris. He has worked very closely to William Forsythe. In the yearly critics’ survey of tanz yearbook 2013, Richard Siegal is declared as choreographer of the year and his piece Black Swan as the performance of the year. His work Unitxt, created for the Bavarian State Ballet, has recently been elected for one of the best world premieres of the dance season 2012/2013 in the Dance Europe magazine.

In his creation for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani he collaborates with fashion designer Alexandra Bertaut, composer Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch, electronic music researcher from Centre Pompidou, and architect/designer Didier Faustino, whose organic set design consists of organic installation elements, used in interaction with the dancers.

An interview with choreographer Richard Siegal

An interview with composer
Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch

Images from the world to darkness and to me

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the world to darkness and to meThomas Aurin
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the world to darkness and to meThomas Aurin
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the world to darkness and to meThomas Aurin

Information

Length of programme 2 hours incl. 1 intermission.

Interfacial Scale
Dancers 11

the world to darkness and to me
Dancers 13

Interfacial Scale

Choreography, Set, Costume and Light Design
Hiroaki Umeda

Conductor
Max Renne

Composer
Yoshihiro Hanno

Asst. Choreographer
Alexandre Bourdat

Video and System Programming
Shoya Dozono

GöteborgsOperans Danskompani

the world to darkness and to me

Choreography and Light Design
Richard Siegal

Composer
Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch

Asst. Choreographer
Paula Sanchez

Set Design
Didier Faustino

Costume Design
Alexandra Bertaut

Scientific consultants for the spatialisation sound system
Thibaut Carpentier, Markus Noisterig

GöteborgsOperans Danskompani

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