Creation by Hofesh Shechter
”A breath of fresh air in the midst of fultility. An about-face which allows dance to reflect humanity in a new light.”— Dagens Nyheter
“A bombastic performance which everyone should see”— Dagens Nyheter
‘Contemporary Dance’ - Hofesh Schechter’s first creation for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani - serves up an intense clubbing experience mixed with ironic references to music videos.
Ten years ago, the Israeli-born British Hofesh Schecther went from being an almost unknown choreographer to one that filled the greatest dance stages in the UK. Today, he is one of the world’s most celebrated choreographers – impossible to predict but with an unmistakable style. His works are anarchistic, explosive physical and virtuosic. At the same time, they are tender and vibrant. He blends satire with profoundness, chaos with order and primal animal power with human desire.
‘Contemporary Dance’ fills the stage with tremendous amounts of intense energy. The rhythmic, ferociously pulsating and captivating music has been composed by the choreographer himself.
Images from Contemporary Dance
“Having met the dancers for an introductory exchange, I found them to be of the most talented and adaptable group of dancers on the planet. It is so rare to meet a group of dancers and have an instant click with them. It both excites me and scares me what we might be able to do together. I look forward to pushing their physicality and having them push my creativity to new places,” - Hofesh Shechter after one of the first meetings with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani
Dancers – 15
Running time – 47 min
CHOREOGRAPHY, MUSIC Hofesh Shechter
SET DESIGN Mylla Ek
COSTUME DESIGN Osnat Kelner, Hofesh Shechter
LIGHTING DESIGN Tom Visser
CHOREOGRAPHY ASSISTANTS Bruno Guillore, Chris Evans, Attila Ronai
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