Learn with Skapa
Creating is learning. Preferably together. We want more people to discover, explore and develop our art forms together with us.
Me too, Figaro
Autumn 2017 saw the emergence of the Me Too movement; a transformative global campaign against sexual harassment and abuse. ‘Me too, Figaro’ takes up the campaign and uses the power of the performing arts to continue the discussion – about the Me Too movement and about different behaviours, jargon and people’s ingrained perceptions and expectations. It is a poignant version of a play that is partly about sexual assault – The Marriage of Figaro by Beaumarchais – and it includes music from Mozart’s opera of the same name. How can we talk about the story after Me Too? What roles do we ourselves play in the reality of The Marriage of Figaro?
The Göteborg Opera will be exploring these questions together with young people aged 13–15 during the spring term 2019. The ‘Me too, Figaro’ project will give young people the chance to get involved in changing the world through art.
Meet the Ministry
From September 2018 until June 2019 15 young people will take part in a project called ”Meet the Ministry”. By participating, they will get a unique insight into a professional creation process behind Jo Strømgren’s new creation The Ministry of Unresolved Feelings. They will also experiment with both movement and narrative together with dancers from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. The participants will get the chance to be co-creators of digital material, where they will share share their experiences from the process.
ShareMusic & Performing ArtsThe Göteborg Opera and the international cultural organisation ShareMusic & Performing Arts have been working together since 2014, based on the premise that people have different ways of expressing themselves, and that artistic differences are valuable.
The collaboration began with a joint performing arts course for people with different abilities and backgrounds. Participants included people with disabilities and artists from the Göteborg Opera. The collaboration continued in 2015, and together we provided three courses focusing on text and voice. In the 2016/2017 season we created a new opera: Shanghai.
Adult Education and Culture in Collaboration
(Folkbildning och kultur i samverkan)
Since 2013, the Göteborg Opera has been participating in Adult Education and Culture in Collaboration, a collaborative project established on the initiative of the Cultural Committee in the Västra Götaland region between eight adult education centres (folkhögskolor) and six cultural institutions.
The aim is to identify and explore new forms of cooperation to develop and enrich our respective organisations. This involves different approaches and activities for everyone involved. At the Göteborg Opera, we carry out rehearsal, study and performance visits, workshops and conversations with artists and employees working in a number of different professions.
The participants are: Arbetarrörelsens folkhögskola in Gothenburg, Finska mångkulturella folkhögskolan, Folkhögskolan in Angered, Gothenburg’s folkhögskola, Hjälmared’s folkhögskola, Kvinnofolkhögskolan, Nordiska folkhögskolan in Kungälv, Wendelsberg’s folkhögskola, Angered’s Theatre, Göteborg Opera, Göteborg Symphony Orchestra, Kultur i Väst, Röda Sten and Västarvet.
Director, Skapa Opera/Drama
malin.aghed (at) opera.se
Project Coordinator, Skapa Opera/Drama
hanna.morau (at) opera.se
Ida Rosén Hamrå
Choir leader, Göteborg Opera Children’s Chorus and Youth Choruses
ida.hamra (at) opera.se
Coordinator, Skapa Dance
mikaela.latrille (at) opera.se