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Published 20 May 2020

Återskapa - a dance performance by and with young people 

Are you between 13 and 21 years of age? Do you want to create a dance performance this summer? Or do you want to work on the technical aspects of a theatre production with professional stage technicians?

When? 11–16 August 2020 

Where? At the Göteborg Opera 

How? Create and participate in a dance performance together with professional artists, or work and learn more about the technical aspects of a theatre. 

Interested? 

Send an email with your name, year of birth, phone number and if you wish to work with dance or the stage technicians to hanna.morau@opera.se. If you apply by 8 June, you’ll be notified by 12 June whether your application was successful. After that, we’ll accept further applicants if there are any places left. 

 Want to find out more? 

Read on for a list of FAQs. If you have any further questions, please contact hanna.morau@opera.se 

Göteborg Opera Skapa 

Skapa is dedicated to inclusiveness, artistic development and experiences for everyone. Anything can happen in the performing arts – and we make sure it does! 

 FAQ 

1. What is Återskapa?
You can choose to be on stage and in collaboration with professional artists create a new dance work inspired by the dance production The Ministry of Unresolved Feelings. Or choose to work with the technical aspects of a theatre production with professional stage technicians. Then you’ll work on a wide variety of tasks such as setting lights, and you’ll learn about the technical work that goes on backstage. 

For six intense days we’ll dance, act, create, setting lights, have fun and meet new friends. The resulting show will be performed at the Göteborg Opera on the Small Stage to friends, family and the public. 

Återskapa is led by Maria Fräki (choreographer) and Hanna Morau (director) together with dancers from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.  The team includes Frida Fridell (lighting technician), Peter Johansson (deputy stage manager) and Joel Björberg (stage, lighting and image technician).

2. Do you need to have done something like this before in order to take part?
No. All you need is a willingness to participate. This means that you should want to create, dance and perform together with others. You’re welcome to apply regardless of whether you have previous experience. 

3. I play an instrument/rap/am an acrobat. Can I get involved?
Absolutely! Our aim is to create performance based on all the participants’ skills and abilities. There’s scope for everything and everyone here. 

4. Is it free to participate?
Yes.  

5. What are the dates and times?
We’ll start with an initial meeting at The Göteborg Opera on 16 June at 18:30. 

The schedule for dance:
11 - 15 August at 10:00 – 17:00
16 August at 10:00 – 18:00. The premiere performance will take place at 17:00 on the Göteborg Opera Small Stage. 

The schedule for technician:
Tuesday 11 August 10:00 – 12:00
Thursday 13 August 15:00 – 20:00
Friday 14 August 15:00 – 20:00
Saturday 15 August 10:00 – 17:30
Sunday 16 August 12:30 – 20:00. The premiere performance will take place at 17:00 on the Göteborg Opera Small Stage. 

6. Do I have to come every day?
Yes. We prioritise applications from people who can attend every day. The creative process and end result will be much better if everyone participates all the time. 

7. When do I need to apply?
If you apply by 8 June, you’ll be notified no later than 12 June whether your application has been successful. If you apply after 8 June, you may still be accepted if there are places left. If there are no places left, you’ll be put on a reserve list. 

8. Where does Återskapa take place?
Everything takes place at The Göteborg Opera, which is located near Nordstan. The address is Christina Nilsson Gata, 411 04 Gothenburg. Buses and trams stop at the Lilla Bommen stop, which is adjacent to The Göteborg Opera. The Älvsnabben Ferry also stops very close to the Göteborg Opera. Nils Ericsson Bus Terminal and Gothenburg Central Station (main railway station) are both within walking distance. The Operan bus stop is directly opposite The Göteborg Opera. 

9. What language will be spoken?
Recreate is led by people who speak Swedish, so the main language will be Swedish. We’ll be happy to assist with other languages if we can. You’ll feel very welcome whatever language you speak. 

10. What sort of clothes should I wear?
There are no particular clothes or shoes you need to wear. Just make sure to wear comfortable clothing that you can move around freely in. 

11. What about food and drink?
We’ll have an hour’s lunch break every day. You can either bring your own food or go out and buy lunch. You also have the option of buying food in our staff canteen, or warming up your own food. 

We will provide drinks and snacks. 

We look forward to seeing you this summer.
A very warm welcome!
Skapa at the Göteborg Opera 

Contact us

Christina Nilssons Gata, 411 04 Göteborg
Telephone (switch) 031–10 80 00
Ticket office & Restaurant 031–13 13 00

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