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Dance. A group of people meet together. They all cherish a vague, common dream to move to somewhere far away, to freedom, maybe to Alaska.

Dance performance by GUNILLA HEILBORN

Or perhaps they are actually already there? They look as though they come from there. Some of them are talking together, someone is singing. What’s the penguin doing there? And the woman in the poncho with the strange hairstyle? Each of them has their own story, but deep down there lies that same longing for the wild, wide open spaces.

Someone once said that it is the people who have not been able to manage life so well elsewhere who move to Alaska.

Alaska is the first work by Gunilla Heilborns for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. She trained as a choreographer at the Danshögskolan in Stocholm and has worked with several different genres, including dance, performance, text and film. Alaska was created for and with the dancers of GöteborgsOperans Danskompani and will be performed on The Göteborg Opera Small Stage.


  • Genre: Dance
  • Season: 2008/2009
  • First show: 17 Apr 2009
  • Last show: 15 May 2009
  • Location:

    Small Stage

  • Length: 1 h, no interval
  • Info:Göteborg Opera Small Stage


Direction   Gunnilla Heilborn
Choreography and lyrics   Gunilla Heilborn och ensemblen
Film   Mårten Nilsson
Composer   Kim Hiorthøy
Set/Costume Designer   Katarina Wiklund
Lighting Design   Miriam Helleday