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Middle of Nowhere

Guest performance. Norrdans' production "Middle of Nowhere" invites you to a performance where the audience sits close to the dancers, and where movement, sound and vibrations create a sensory whole.

This trailer was filmed during the Spring tour with the dancers which were performing then.

Well-constructed costumes and period props transport us back to the end of the 19th century, while the innovative set design solutions give the production a modern touch. A captivating story which presents strong characters and their internal relationships in a divided performance space. The audience will experience the drama first from one side and then, after the intermission, from the other. This production offers you the chance to take part in the art of dance from an original and intimate perspective, where the audience actively interprets the story and solves a mysterious puzzle.

Middle of Nowhere, Norrdans
Bengt Wanselius

As a choreographer, Fernando Melo reflects over the complex give and take between dancers and the audience. He always creates very visual productions with flowing movement and captivating themes, so his audiences are used to being spoiled. Fernando has been employed by GöteborgsOperans Danskompani since 2004 and has performed in a number of pieces by well-known choreographers. As a choreographer Fernando has created works for companies such as GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Ballet der Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, Luna Negra Dance Theatre in Chigago and Introdans in Arnhem. In 2006 he started Rumpus Room Dance Company in Gothenburg.

Middle of Nowhere, Norrdans
Bengt Wanselius
Middle of Nowhere, Norrdans
Bengt Wanselius

Patrick Kinmonth works as a writer, architect, curator, director, creative director, set and costume designer. A true artist who uses his creative talents in a multitude of ways and is in demand within several industries. He has both directed and designed sets and costumes for many operas and even designed sets for dance productions, for the Scottish Ballet and the Royal Ballet in London amongst others. In the fashion world he is known for having designed boutiques (most recently Missonis in Los Angeles) and fashion shows, such as the magnificent exhibition of Valentino's 45th anniversary in Rome.


  • Genre: Dance
  • Season: 2014/2015
  • First show: 22 Nov 2014
  • Last show: 23 Nov 2014
  • Location:

    Rehearsal room, GöteborgsOpera...

  • Length: 2 hours, including 1 interval.


Choreography   Fernando Melo
Set and Costume Design   Patrick Kinmonth
Lighting Design   Peter Lundin
Choreography Assistant   Shumpei Nemoto
Make-up   Camilla Moberg
Music   Domenico Scarlatti, Frédéric Chopin, Thomas Köner, Jacob Kirkegaard, Kreng
Dancers   Angelina Allen de Melo, Toby Fitzgibbons, Anna Jirmanova, Jakub Medrzycki, Björn Nilsson, Javier Perez, Angela Tampelloni, Leila Verlinden, Jonas Örknér