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Dance. Dance is constantly developing as the very action of dancing inspires new forms and styles of dancing. The movements we see on stage are never just plain steps but are always affected by culture, society and life.

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Dance becomes even more exciting when seen from this viewpoint and when considering the impact of various dance forms - ballet, jazz, step, street, modern contemporary dance... All these different dimensions of dance!

This performance will give you the chance to see different styles of dancing and learn more about their cultural and historical influences. The audience will take active part in the performance and be inspired to learn more about dance and its significance, breadth and different functions.

"Dance is a part of our culture and our society - it acts as a mirror of our time," says Monica Milocco, one of the team behind the production.

Mattias Olaison, who will create the choreography, has often worked with various dance styles and includes a lot of humour in his choreography.

"I'm curious to find out how dance can be communicated - in many different ways! We have chosen to create an instructional performance that will inspire people to find out more, give them joy, and give them knowledge - about dance, dance, dance!"

JULIE³ bakgrund,  Monica Milocco

Monica Milocco

Monica Milocco Monica Milocco is from Göteborg and trained at the Stora Teatern Ballet School and the Royal Swedish School of Ballet in Stockholm. She started working at the Ballet at Stora Teatern (later renamed the GO Ballet) and has performed a large number of roles at the Göteborg Opera, including Giselle, Lotta in The Nutcracker (Swedish version by Per Isberg), the Wife in Anima, Miss Blau in Lola Blau, Artifact II, Dance for two, Duende, Petite Mort, Wind Around My Heart and Georgia. Monica also created the choreography for the Göteborg Opera production of Marilyn Monroe.

Monica has a number of other commitments outside the Göteborg Opera; she works as a teacher, has been the chairman of the selection committee for the Royal Swedish School of Ballet and was one of the judges in the competition Just Move It, aimed at young dancers. Monica will be working with the project YOUNG, together with Mia Ringblom Hjertner, from the 2012/2013 season.

Mattias Olaison

Mattias Olaison Mattias Olaison graduated from the Ballet Academy in Göteborg in 1992 and has created the choreography for ten previous productions by the Göteborg Ballet, ranging from a solo to a troupe of six, mainly at Workshop. He has also worked as a dancer for 19 years. Mattias has mostly performed at the Göteborg Ballet, where he has been working since 1994, but has also performed at the Östgöta Ballet and New Carte Blanche (Norway) in the past. In the spring of 2008, Mattias was chosen by the Västra Götaland Region to participate in the dance festival 'Trampolin 2008', where he performed his first full evening performance, Ordagrant (Literally). That production was also performed at the Culture Festival in Göteborg, the Museum of World Culture, and on tour with the Dance Express in the Västra Götaland region. In the autumn of 2009, he created the choreography for Tillt, commissioned by Angered Hospital. This cooperative work by the Göteborg Opera, Tillt, and the Angered Hospital was called 'Creative Alliances'.


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Price: SEK 25 per student


  • Genre: Dance
  • Season: 2011/2012
  • School performance: 29 Nov 2011
  • Last show: 9 Dec 2011
  • Location:

    Small Stage