- 12–16 jan 2020, Main Stage.
- 1 hour and 15 minutes, no interval.
- Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
- Set and costume design
- Hans Op de Beeck
- Musical direction
- Felix Buxton
- Lighting design
- David Stokholm
- Music written and performed by
- Vocals, guitar
- Kaspy N'dia
- Vocals, percussion
- Mohammed El Arabi-Serghini
- Violin, viola, sound effects
- Samy Bishai
- Piano, guitar, percussion
- Gabriele Miracle
- Piano, koto, drums
- Tsubasa Hori
- GöteborgsOperans Danskompani
- Dancers from Eastman
Ticket release 23 April @ 10pm
Stoic is a co-production with Eastman. This production can be chosen in the Your Choice subscription.
Dance creation by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
Spoken dialogue in English, with some Swedish surtitles.
”So damn brilliant that it makes you weak at the knees”— Borås Tidning
”A complete experience that leaves a long-lasting impression”— Göteborgs-Posten
”Very beautiful.”— veriges Radio, P1
”The dancers are amazing.”— Dagens Nyheter
The monochrome grey library – an iconic work of art by the Belgian visual artist Hans Op de Beeck, – is a counterweight to the trivia of everyday life. It is indifferent and unyielding – stoic. Arabic vocals, Congolese music and Japanese percussion are woven together by composer Felix Buxton from the electronica duo, Basement Jaxx.
Don’t miss the chance to see this smash hit! Two performances only.
We’re in a time when openness is shrinking and borders are closing. If anything, my dream is that people will dare to connect with one another again. Sure it goes with burning your fingers – not every single being is a nice person – but that doesn’t mean it’s the wrong way to go. In fact it’s the right way to go. To never stop being curious about, believing or trusting in other people. Stoic is trying to break those boundaries again.— Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
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All dance performances (except premieres and guest performances) begin with an introduction. These ordinary, verbal introductions give you interesting information about the creation, and start 1 hour before the performance. They last about 20 minutes and are held on the Small Stage.
Free admission, limited seating.