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World premiere 6 March 2020

Beyond

Magnetic dance at the highest level.

Beyond is a jaw-dropping dance double bill that inspires and provokes the company’s dancers to reach new heights. 

GöteborgsOperans Danskompani never backs away from a challenge. Having taken on Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Icon, during which the dancers shared the stage with 3.5 tonnes of clay, and Damien Jalet’s Skid, performed on a 34° slope, they are now ready for yet another, in the form of two creations that centre on control, balance and the laws of physics. Behind the flowing poetry of dance lie collaboration, tremendous physical control and strength. 

Au Revoir
Creation by Wang Ramirez

Au revoir, trailer
Sébastien Ramirez & Honji Wang
Koonepics

French company Wang Ramirez – choreographer duo Honji Wang and Sébastien Ramirez – often combine styles such as hip hop and body popping with martial arts, contemporary dance and acrobatics. 

In Au Revoir, the dancers move between three worlds: one dark, one human and one spiritual. The creation encompasses fighting spirit and astonishing illusions. The flowing choreography, which includes abundant flights across the stage, is in stark contrast to the raw music: 

“We hope that audiences will enjoy relaxing away from everyday life for a while and that we can make them dream and reflect. The title alludes to both hope and sorrow. Saying goodbye means acknowledging the uncertainty of whether you will meet again or if you have reached an ending.”
Aerial tests for Au Revoir

Company Wang Ramirez - Clash66 receives a structural support by Regional Cultural Affairs Directorate Occitanie, by Regional council Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée and by County council Pyrénées Orientales. The company receives the support of Foundation BNP Paribas for the development of its projects. Honji Wang & Sébastien Ramirez are associated artists of Théâtre de la Ville, Paris and supported artists by l’Archipel, scène nationale de Perpignan.

Hurricane
Creation by Yoann Bourgeois

Trailer, Hurricane
Yoann Bourgeois
Géraldine Aresteanu

The floor spins at high speed, creating forces that dictate how the dancers can and must move. This is thrilling, magnetic and fascinating dance.   

The work created by choreographer and acrobat Yoann Bourgeois has soul and enormous heart. Fascinated by physics in general and natural forces in particular, he employs engineering and precision that culminates in captivating dance poetry. 

Yoann Bourgeois and his team have created an advanced mechanical set for the Göteborg Opera, including a six-metre crane and an enormous rotating disc that forms the centre for movement and touch. The spinning floor strengthens the physical forces acting on the dancers and symbolises the constant rotation of the earth, which continues regardless of what we humans do. Of course, the relationship to the rapidly spinning plane presents a risk; however, the intention of the work is not to challenge the dancers as much as to demonstrate human vulnerabilities. 

“If we only inhabit places created by and for humankind, we may have the perception that humankind is at the centre of everything. We know that humankind is not the centre of the universe and yet we behave as if we were.”


Rehearsals for Hurricane by Yoann Bourgeois

The music featured in Hurricane is by Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
From the side ”Sleep” on the album “Lift your skinny fists like antennas to heaven”:
– Murray Ostril: They Don’t Sleep Anymore on the Beach
– Monheim
– Broken Windows, Locks of Love Pt.III/3rd Part

The Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble receives the support of the Drac Rhône-Alpes/Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, the City of Grenoble, the Department of Isère, the Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Institut Français for international projects. Yoann Bourgeois is supported by BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of his projects.

Introductions

Verbal introduction

All dance performances (except premieres and guest performances) are preceded by a verbal introduction. Welcome to listen and get a wider insight into the choreographer’s process and inspiration, collaborations with artistic teams and dancers, and more.

Introductions start 1 hour before the performance and last about 20 minutes. They are presented in Swedish and held on the Small Stage.

Free admission with performance ticket. Limited seating.

Physical introductions

GöteborgsOperans Danskompani offers the participatory format of physical introduction to all interested in deepening their insight into the company’s performances. Physical introductions are led by dancers of the company and held in English.

These 45 minute physical explorations are a way of entering and experiencing various choreographic approaches, movement principles and aesthetic signatures. The physical engagement of audience members allows for a different perceptual contact with the performance.

We invite all interested audience members to join us. No previous knowledge required. Comfortable clothes and shoes advisable but not obligatory.

Free admission with ticket, limited number of places – max. 60 people per occasion

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