- 12 oct – 14 dec 2018, Main Stage.
- Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
- Musical director
- Felix Buxton
- Set and costume design
- Hans Op de Beeck
- Lighting design
- David Stokholm
- Vocals, guitar
- Kaspy N'dia
- Vocals, percussion
- Mohammed El Arabi-Serghini
- Violin, viola, effects
- Samy Bishai
- Piano, koto, drums
- Tsubasa Hori
- Choreography assistant
- Shawn Ahern
- Göteborgsoperans Danskompani
- Endre Schumicky
- Kazutomi Kozuki
- Nicola Leahey
- Choreography, Costume Design
- Crystal Pite
- Johannes Brahms
- Eric Beauchesne
- Set design
- Jay Gower Taylor
- Costume design
- Joke Visser
- Lighting design
- Tom Visser
- GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, cast A (12, 20, 28 Oct, 12, 14 Dec)
- GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, grupp B (17, 25 Oct 6, 8 Dec)
Tickets SEK 185–330. 9 perfromances. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s work is a co-production with Eastman. This production is included in Premiere and Weekday subscriptions, and can be selected in Your Choice.
Dust to dust
Dance under the skin. Stoic by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Swedish premiere for Solo Echo by Crystal Pite.
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.
Stoic, in the choreographer’s own words, is a soap opera in a contemporary dance environment. In an iconic library by the visual artist Hans Op de Beeck, life is lived as if nothing will ever change. The space is a realistic, beautifully shaped sculpturethat inspire the imagination. Here, self-centeredness and a clumsy search for acknowledgement thrive in pursuit of inner peace.
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.
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.
Take the chance to learn more about the production and what inspired the chorographer in the creation process. The introductions are popular, so come early. They take place on the Small Stage an hour before the performance (not, however on premiere). It does not cost anything extra, your ticket is valid for entry. The introduction takes about 30 minutes.
GöteborgsOperans Danskompani now offers the participatory format of physical introduction to all interested in deepening their insight into the company’s performances. Physical introductions are held in English.
Open for everyone, these 1 hour 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, inviting the participants to connect and experiment within the physical (rather than just the visual) perspectives various works embody.
Led by the dancers of the company, physical introductions extend the performing space into a participatory, experiential environment, creating possibilities for a multitude of personal sensorial insights and exchanges. We invite all the interested participants to join us. Comfortable clothes and shoes advisable but not obligatory.
Free entry with ticket, limited number of places – max. 60 people per occasion.
Dates for the physical introductions for Solo Echo:
- Wednesday 17 October, 5.45—6.30pm
- Sunday 28 October, 4.45—5.30pm
- Saturday 8 December, 4.45—5.30pm
- Wednesday 12 December, 5.45—6.30pm
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World premiere/ Swedish premiere 12 Oct 2018
9 performances, runs until 14 december.