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Challenge - dance for youth

Challenge 2013
Challenge 2013

Challenge - a dance performance for, by and with young people.

11 - 23 May 2013

Twenty youths. Five dancers from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. Together, they´re looking for answers to questions such as What is a risk zone? What is respect? and What is a challenge? The result is an excitement mixture of dance, movement and other expressions. The work is being led by choreographer Guido Markowitz and his assistant Daniela Rodrigues Romero.

May 11 (world premiere)

May 12 GöteborgsOperan Small Stage

May 14 Backa Kulturhus Tickets or 031-3669020

May 16 Frölunda Kulturhus Tickets

May 23 Angered KulturATOM Tickets or 0702-704902 Facebook Kulturatom

Length approximately 1 hour. Admission is free.

Tickets: 031-13 13 00, at the Göteborg Opera Box office or the other arenas

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Guido Markowitz has many years of experience working as a freelance choreographer and director with companies including Jochen Ulrich's company at Landestheater Linz, the Ballet Stage company in Graz and Ballet Baden. Several of his works have been exhibited at festivals like the Art of Dance East and West in Giessen and his work was nominated twice for the German Faust. He has also choreographed operas and musicals such as The Black Brothers in Switzerland.

Whenever he is able and has the opportunity, he works with young people and is keen to include urban dance styles in his works. Society and the present day are analysed and portrayed through modern dance and various expressive media. At the Itzehoe Theater, he got 150 young people involved in his project. TAKE-OFF was choreographed by him as a series of choreographies with young people at Dance Hall NRW in Germany. His work called Wild Times was included at the German Children and Youth Foundation congress.

Guido MarkowitzTanzlabor 21
Daniela Rodrigues RomeroJörg Küster

Daniela Rodrigues Romero is a freelance dancer and choreographer who specialises in styles of dance such as locking, popping, boogaloo and hip hop. She trained under people including Nils "Storm" Robitzky. Hip hop pioneers like Mr. Wiggles, Tony Go-Go, Shabbadoo, Original Skeeter RabbitHon and Buddha Stretch have also been her inspiration. Daniela has choreographed several works for her group Nutrospektif and, since 2010, has been working with Guido Markowitz as his assistant on projects involving young people.

Daniela has developed a programme for student teachers, Urban Dance in Schools, to get them to use hip hop culture in their lessons. She developed this at the Institute of Dance and Movement Culture at the Sport University Cologne in Germany. She also started up Ladies Dance, a support organisation for females within street culture.


  • Genre: Dance
  • Season: 2012/2013
  • premiere: 11 May 2013
  • Last show: 23 May 2013
  • Location:

    Small Stage

  • Length: 1 hour, no interval.


Choreogaphy   Guido Markowitz
Choreographers assistant   Daniela Rodrigues Romero
Set design   Jens Bengtsson
Video design   Meritxell Aumedes
Costumes   Monica Nordin
Light design   Joakim Brink
Youth/Dance   Monica Milocco


Vanja Andersson
Hanna Andreen
Mauro Ricardo Cordeira
Celine Einarsen Westvik
Daniel Folkemark
Ted Grahn
Aleksandra Jovic
Matilda Karlsson
Malin Kvist
Jennifer Langwagen
Melvin Lundqvist
Sara Mahamad
Zoe Rehnberg
Sara Rousta
Emma Sandberg
Olivia-Selina Schubert
Nicole Tagliati
Melker Wernberg
Kornelia Wiklund
Karin Wramner
GöteborgsOperans Danskompani   Isabel Fortes
GöteborgsOperans Danskompani   Andrzej Glosniak
GöteborgsOperans Danskompani   Aviad Herman
GöteborgsOperans Danskompani   Mattias Olaison
GöteborgsOperans Danskompani   Percevale Perks