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Inger & Øyen

World premiere 31 March
  • Dance
  • 31 mar4 may 2021, Main Stage.
  • Ensemble

    Creation 1

    Choreography
    Johan Inger
    GöteborgsOperans Danskompani

    Creation 2

    Choreography
    Alan Lucien Øyen
    GöteborgsOperans Danskompani

Ticket release TBC

Inger & Øyen

Two world premieres by Nordic choreographers.

Creation by Johan Inger and Alan Lucien Øyen

Two acclaimed Nordic choreographers each present a new work created for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. Although very different, the choreographers both share a down-to-earth humanism and a dreamlike portrayal of universal human hopes.

Swedish choreographer Johan Inger has created works for some forty top dance companies worldwide, and has been both artistic director of the Cullberg Ballet and house choreographer at Nederlands Dans Theater. His latest work in Gothenburg was the suggestive Falter (2010) involving nine dancers and 64 ropes. His Carmen – awarded a Benois de la Danse (the dance world’s equivalent to an Oscar) – was performed here as a guest performance by the Spanish National Dance Company in spring 2018. Now he presents a new work inspired by the dancers’ creativity and individual artistry. 

Alan Lucien Øyen
Massimo Leardini

Alan Lucien Øyen is an award-winning director, choreographer and playwright who is in high demand. He has his own company, Winter Guests, is resident choreographer at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, and creates commissioned works for the likes of the Paris Opera Ballet and the Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal. His first work for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani was the gripping If We Shadows Have Offended in which the dancers also shone as actors and singers. “Enormously impressive”, wrote the DN newspaper, while SvD’s critic pronounced: “Imagination can’t answer life’s big questions, but it can make them infinitely beautiful.” The following year he created  Kodak for the company, another dance/drama hybrid which straddles fantasy and reality.

Alan’s work has the uncanny ability to transport you through time and space to a magical world, alive with intoxicating dance. In his delicate stories, illusion always prevails over reality, we catch glimpses of ourselves and of death’s interconnectedness with life. 

Introductions

Before all dance performances (except premieres and guest performances) you have the opportunity to attend an introductory presentation on the Small Stage. 

Our spoken presentations shed light on the work and the choreographic process. They start 1 hour before the performance and last about 20 minutes. Free admission, limited seating. 

Physical introductions are held on selected occasions. Here you will gain a deeper insight into the performance by watching and trying out dance moves with dancers from the company and other visitors who share your curiosity. Physical introductions start 1 hour and 15 minutes before the performance and last around 45 minutes.

Upcoming shows

March 2021

Wed 31/3
19:00
Main Stage 
Premiere
Ticket release TBC

April 2021

Wed 7/4
19:00
Main Stage 
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Sun 11/4
18:00
Main Stage 
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Thu 15/4
19:00
Main Stage 
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Sun 18/4
18:00
Main Stage 
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Thu 22/4
19:00
Main Stage 
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Sun 25/4
18:00
Main Stage 
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Wed 28/4
19:00
Main Stage 
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May 2021

Sun 2/5
18:00
Main Stage 
Ticket release TBC
Tue 4/5
19:00
Main Stage 
Last performance
Ticket release TBC

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