The Göteborg Opera Dance festival

7–9 June 2019
  • Dance
  • 79 jun 2019, Main Stage.
  • Ensemble

    Grand Finale, 7 June

    Hofesh Shechter
    Set and Costumes
    Tom Scutt
    Musical collaborators
    Nell Catchpole & Yaron Engler
    Design Assistant
    Rosie Elnile

    Sacre, 8 June

    Roy Assaf
    Igor Stravinskij
    Set design
    Michal Inditzky, Hagai Weinblum
    Costume design
    Angharad Mathews
    Lighting design
    Omer Shizaf
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The Göteborg Opera Dance festival

7–9 June 2019

The spring season will be rounded off with a Dance Festival including Roy Assaf’s Sacre, Jo Strømgren’s Ministeriet för olösta känslor with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, a guest performance of Grand finale with the Hofesh Shechter Company, a concert with Ólafur Arnalds, workshops, seminars and discussions. Celebrate the art of dance with us!

Large festival pass, SEK 600

Immerse yourself in dance! All three productions (see below) are included in the big festival pass.

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Small festival pass, SEK 500

With the small festival pass you choose from 2 of the 3 productions you want to see.

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7 June, 5 pm:
The Ministry of Unresolved Feelings,
by Jo Strømgren

A delightful mix of absurd humour and painful sincerity is Norwegian choreographer Jo Strømgren’s calling-card. One moment he has us cringing and barely daring to peer between our fingers, the next we are roaring with laughter. He creates ”The Ministry of Unresolved Feelings” for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, which is aimed at a teenage and young adult audience. The creation is a part of GöteborgsOperan Skapa Dance, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani's creative activities for participation and learning.

Jo Strømgren has previously created Herzschmerz (2009) and Utkanten (2011) for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.

Jo presents his work

7 June, 7 pm:
Grand finale, performed by
Hofesh Shechter Company

Hofesh Shechter, creator of one of the works in the spring dance premiere Life’s a showand his dance company make a guest appearance during the Göteborg Opera Dance Festival with a performance of one of their greatest successes: Grand Finale.

★★★★ ‘a wild waltz for the end of time … [Grand Finale] ranks among Shechter’s most sophisticated creations’The Guardian
★★★★ ‘The ultimate dance macabre […] Hofesh Shechter’s existential anguish and his often beautiful choreography fight to the death’The Observer
Grand Finale, trailer

8 June, 6 pm:
Sacre, by Roy Assaf

Multi-award winning Israeli choreographer Roy Assaf is well-known for his gender perspective on dance. His raving Sacre – performed to Stravinsky’s explosive The Rite of Spring – is performed by either an all-female or all-male cast. It seduces, entertains and eludes, ending in an surprising sacrifice. 

Sacre, trailer from the 2017 production
”The dancers are superbly precise and exquisitely provocative”Dagens Nyheter
“Delightful slots of humour”Göteborgs-Posten
”The dancers’ gaze, expression and interaction are perfect”Svenska Dagbladet

9 June, 6 pm:
Ólafur Arnalds

We promise you an epic concert when the Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds visits GöteborgsOperan.

Arnalds is considered one of the most successful composers in the world today. He has sold out venues like the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican in London, and has been awarded “Best Live Act” by BBC Radio 1. “Weightless”, “Daydreaming” and “Brilliant” are words that have been used to describe his seamless transition between musical genres. He is equally at home in dance music – where he forms half of the techno-duo Kiasmos – as in classical music – where he has collaborated with artists such as pianist Alice Sarah Ott and composer Niels Frahm. Ólafur has also composed music for several soundtracks, such as “The Hunger Games” “Life in a Fishbowl” and the BAFTA-winning music in the TV-series “Broadchurch”.

In August last year he released his fourth solo album, “re:member”. The album contains all elements of his musical influences: symphonic compositions, experimental soundscapes, soundtrack, pop and electronica.

Film clip featuring Ólafur Arnalds

Upcoming shows

June 2019

Fri 7/6
Small Stage 
The Ministry of Unresolved Feelings
Fri 7/6
Main Stage 
Grand Finale
Sat 8/6
Sun 9/6
Main Stage 
Ólafur Arnalds

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