Published 21 June 2011

Adolphe Binder new Artistic Director for The Göteborg Ballet

The Göteborg Opera has today announced the appointment of Adolphe Binder as new Artistic Director for The Göteborg Ballet. Adolphe Binder has previously been the Artistic and Managing Director of the Berlin Ballet at Komische Oper and the Head of Dramaturgy for the dance company of Deutsche Oper in Berlin. She has worked as a curator and programmer for international dance festivals and the world exhibition Expo 2000 in Hanover.

Since 2005 Adolphe Binder is running the production and consultancy company Binder + Partners Berlin, which is working internationally on the contemporary dance arena. She has been appointed to a number of boards of leading German dance organisations and has served on the jury of international dance festivals.

– We are very happy to work with Adolphe Binder. She has a broad expertise and a large international network within contemporary dance, which suits the profile of our dance company perfectly. The recruitment process has shown that The Göteborg Ballet has a strong international position today, says Göteborg Opera CEO Peter Hansson.

– I feel really honoured to navigate The Göteborg Ballet and its great dancers into a promising future. I am happy to enhance the unique profile of this excellent dance company as a radiant platform for innovative dance. For Göteborg and Sweden no less than for international audiences, says Adolphe Binder, Artistic Director of The Göteborg Ballet.

– Göteborg can proudly look forward to an outstanding producer of modern dance, says André Schmitz, Berlin Permanent Secretary for Cultural Affairs.

– She is an enthusiastic woman who believes in the future of dance as a vibrant art form and we are convinced that she will create the repertory of the future together with The Göteborg Ballet. We are looking forward to cooperate with her already in 2012 when we restage our choreography noBody with The Göteborg Ballet, says internationally acclaimed choreographer Sasha Waltz and the Managing Director of Sasha Waltz & Guests. Jochen Sandig.

Adolphe Binder will take up the position on August 1, 2011. The contract runs for four years. The Göteborg Ballet 2011/2012 season has been planned by resigning Artisitic Director, Johannes Öhman.

For any further questions, please contact Göteborg Opera CEO Peter Hansson, phone no +46 708 66 86 10 or Adolphe Binder at phone no +49 30 62727720 or e-mail:

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