Only performances 12 & 16 January 2020
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Dance creation by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

Spoken dialogue in English, with some Swedish surtitles.

Stoic, trailer
”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
In a vast library, life goes on in the assumption that nothing will ever change. Visitors to the library come in search of peace and tranquillity, some seek a place to act out their decadent lives. They are self-absorbed and seek constant recognition, filling their lives with posessions or addictions in the pursuit of inner peace. Nobody listens to anyone – all that matters are superficial impressions.

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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Rehearsals prior to the premiere in 2018


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.

Studio rehearsals and interview with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui


Upcoming shows

January 2020

Sun 12/1
Main Stage 
Thu 16/1
Main Stage 
Last performance

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