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King Backwards

Dance. This popular dance production from 2006 returns and will now tour in the local region. Mozart loved to distort words and could speak, write and count backwards.

A dance performance for children, by PATRIK SÖRLING. Music by WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1759–1791)

As a child he created the land of “There and Back” in his imagination, inspired by the nomadic lifestyle he led together with his sister and father.

With this as his foundation Patrik Sörling has created a playful production for children set to the fantastic music of Trazom. King Backwards comprises a series of dance tableaux, inspired by Mozart’s musical tour of the castles and courts of Europe.

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  • Genre: Dance
  • Season: 2008/2009
  • First show: 21 Feb 2009
  • Last show: 24 Apr 2009
  • Location:

    Skövde Stage, Skövde

  • Length: approx. 1 h
  • Info:Göteborg Opera Skövde Stage. On tour in the region


Music   Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Lyrics   Per-Erik Örn
Libretto, director, choreography   Patrik Sörling
Set Design   Eric Sörling
Costume   Eric Sörling och Patrik Sörling
Light Design   Joakim Brink
Musical Adviser   Finn Rosengren

Role list

IregnafloW (soprano)   Mette Adolfsson
Leopold (violin)   Erik Drougge
Nannerl (piano)   Svetlana Beliakovskaia
Dancers   Anette Kevin Almse, Susanna Caldegren, Sara Suneson, Owe Jonzon, Mattias Olaison, Juan Carlos Requena