- 7–9 jun 2019, Main Stage.
Grand Finale, 7 June
- Hofesh Shechter
- Set and Costumes
- Tom Scutt
- Musical collaborators
- Nell Catchpole & Yaron Engler
- Design Assistant
- Rosie Elnile
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.
Small festival pass, SEK 500
With the small festival pass you choose from 2 of the 3 productions you want to see.
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.
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 show, and 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
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.
”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
Photos from Sacre (2017)
9 June, 6 pm:
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.