World premiere 15 March 2019
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Life’s a show

A luminous world premiere which combines the political, intimate poetry of Marina Mascarell with the explosive energy from the unpredictable Hofesh Shechter.


Marina Mascarell
Mats Bäcker

Spanish choreographer Marina Mascarell creates political, intimate dance poetry with a fine attention to detail. Dagens Nyheter’s review of Mongrel (2015), her first work for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, ran: “A single body with harmoniously sweeping and airy swirling movements.”

This season she will tackle a timeless issue: life as performance. Daily life follows a script in which we all play different roles. We do it so well that in the end life itself becomes a show, both for those who observe us and for ourselves. To further illustrate this  theme, Marina Mascarell will collaborate with architect Ludmila Rodrigues and multimedia artist Mike Rijnierse, who together will create theatrical rooms of light.

Hofesh Schechter
Hugo Glendinning

In the space of less than six months in 2007, the Israeli/British choreographer Hofesh Shechter went from being virtually unknown to filling the biggest dance theatres in the UK. Today he is one of the world’s most celebrated choreographers – impossible to predict but with an unmistakable style.

His choreography is anarchic, explosive and masterful – yet also tender, compassionate and vibrant. He blends satire with depth, chaos with order and primal animal drives with human longing.

Hofesh Shechter is based at Sadler’s Wells in London, runs his own company and often composes the music for his works himself – muted, dense soundscapes, pulsating with wild energy. He has also choreographed for theatre, television, opera and musicals, including Broadway, as well as for the Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House. This will be his first work for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.

“Having met the dancers for an introductory exchange, I found them to be of the most talented and adaptable group of dancers on the planet. It is so rare to meet a group of dancers and have an instant click with them. It both excites me and scares me what we might be able to do together. I look forward to pushing their physicality and having them push my creativity to new places,” says Hofesh.

Introductions

Verbal introduction
The Small Stage, 1 hr before each performance (except the premiere)

Take the opportunity to learn more about the performance and get insight into the story and the background. Introductions take place either on our Small Stage an hour before opera and dance performances (but are not held before premieres, guest performances or dance performances which have a physical introduction).

Introductions do not cost anything extra, use your performance ticket to enter. Introduction take about 20 minutes and are presented in Swedish. They are popular, so come early to make sure you get a seat!

Physical introductions

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.

Tickets will be released at a later date.

Dates for the physical introductions:

  • Wednesday 20 March, 17.45-18.30
  • Thursday 28 March, 17.45-18.30
  • Saturday 30 March, 16.45-17.30
  • Sunday 7 April, 16.45-17.30 

Open rehearsal

Tuesday  26 February 2019, 1830-19.15

Join us for an open rehearsal! An exciting opportunity to see the company work together with the choreographer and to get insight in the creative process leading up to a world premiere. The rehearsal will be followed by a talk between the choreographer, artistic director Katrín Hall and the dancers.

Free admission with ticket. Limited availability of tickets. Tickets will be released at a later date.


After-talk

Sunday 7 April, 20.30 - 21.00

Right after the show on April  7there will be an after-talk with the dancers on the main stage. Then you get the possibility to ask questions and share your thoughts about the show. Be sure to book tickets for this evening if you want to learn more about the two works and the dance company. Artistic director Katrín Hall will lead the after-talk.

World premiere 15 March 2019
10 performances, runs until 14 April.

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Upcoming shows

March 2019

Fri 15/3
19:00
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Wed 20/3
19:00
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Fri 22/3
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Tue 26/3
19:00
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Thu 28/3
19:00
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Sat 30/3
18:00
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April 2019

Thu 4/4
19:00
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Sun 7/4
18:00
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Wed 10/4
19:00
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Sun 14/4
18:00
Main Stage 
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