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12 Songs +
A staged artwork with voice and movement.
Creation by Kenneth Kvarnström, revival by Hofesh Shechter.
12 Songs + forms a complete evening programme, with Kenneth Kvarnström’s new piece 12 songs in combination with the bombastic, wildly entertaining Contemporary Dance by Hofesh Shechter (“Irresistible”, Borås Tidning, 2018), which fills the Main Stage with an intense club atmosphere.
Creation by Kenneth Kvarnström
With 12 Songs, choreographer Kenneth Kvarnström presents well-known popular music in an innovative guise. In a close collaboration with one of the Nordic Region’s leading musicians, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, The Göteborg Opera Orchestra and guest musicians, he creates a dazzling new work for our Main Stage. An flourishing ornament that unites the serious with the ridiculous in a mix of dance cascades, poetry, universal human longing and joyful curiosity. The secret guest artist’s identity will be revealed on opera.se in the end of the summer. So keep your eyes peeled!
Kenneth Kvarnström, from Finland, is one of the Nordic region’s most successful choreographers. After several years as the director of such cultural institutions as Dansens Hus and Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm, he has returned to working as a freelance choreographer. Infused with subtle surprises, his choreography speaks a clear language where a musical flow of movement is interwoven with sung lyrics.
In his new hybrid stage production for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, he resumes collaboration with fashion and costume designer Astrid Olsson, whose stage creations are an experience in their own right. The costumes crescendo in pace with the twelve songs, developing from minimalist to extravagant creations.
Creation by Hofesh Shechter
”Irrestistable”— Borås Tidning, 2018
Images from Contemporary dance
Don’t forget that we offer introductions on the Small Stage before all dance performances (except premieres and guest performances).
Spoken introductions shed light on the work and the choreographic process. They start 1 hour before the performance and last about 20 minutes. Free admission, limited number of places.
Physical introductions are held on selected occasions. Here you can gain deeper insight into the performance you are about to see by watching and trying out movement together with dancers from the company and other audience members. Physical introductions start 1 hour and 15 minutes before the performance and last around 45 minutes.
More information about the upcoming introductions will be published on this page as the premiere approaches.
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When these strange times are over, we’ll re-open our doors and will be more than ready to fill your days and nights with delightful performing arts again – far from the small screen. Season 2020/2021 contains all the powerful emotions and grand gestures you could wish for.
Here you can return to experiencing operas, musicals, dance creations and concerts at their absolute best: 100% analogue and entirely screen-free. When you want. With those you love.
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