World/Swedish premiere 12 Oct 2018
  • Dance
  • 12 oct14 dec 2018, Main Stage.
  • Ensemble

    New creation

    Choreography
    Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
    Music
    NN
    Set design
    Hans Op de Beeck
    Lighting design
    David Stokholm
    Göteborgsoperans Danskompani
    GöteborgsOperans Danskompani
    Dancers and musicians from Eastman

    Solo Echo

    Choreography, Costume Design
    Crystal Pite
    Music
    Johannes Brahms
    Set design
    Jay Gower Taylor
    Costume design
    Joke Visser
    Lighting design
    Tom Visser
    Göteborgsoperans Danskompani
    GöteborgsOperans Danskompani
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Dust to dust

Dance under the skin. A new creation by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Swedish premiere for ’Solo Echo’ by Crystal Pite. 

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Mats Bäcker

Belgian-Moroccan choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui continues to rack up award after award while dance companies across the world compete to persuade him to create new works for them. This season he creates the third chapter in his collaboration with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani – a journey which began with the ethereal, geometric Noetic (2014), followed by the solid, down-to-earth Icon (2016), which featured 3.5 tonnes of clay on stage.

For this new creation, he and his team will create a work about everything which has no substance: emptiness, memories, longing, love – the soul that we attribute to ourselves and our reality, but is an illusion. 

The work is created in partnership with artist Hans Op de Beeck, acclaimed among other things for his beautifully shaped concrete sculptures that inspire the imagination. His set design will both encapsulate, and stand in contrast to intangible weightlessness. Just as for both Noetic and Icon, musicians and singers will perform on stage with the dancers to weave these disparate elements together into a whole which is Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s calling card.

Solo Echo

Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite creates few works for selected companies. In her first encounter with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, she is allowing our dancers to tackle Solo Echo which she created in 2012 for Nederlands Dans Theater where she is resident choreographer.

Solo Echo is a reaction to two melancholy sonatas for cello and piano by Johannes Brahms, and also drew inspiration from a poem by Mark Strand called Lines for Winter. Solo Echo evokes the melancholic atmosphere of winter. Combined with the powerful images of the body, it conveys a meaningful message about acceptance and loss.

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World premiere/ Swedish premiere 12 Oct 2018
9 performances, runs until 14 december.

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