All performances until 31 October have been cancelled



Creation by Yoann Bourgeois

”A very effective picture of how humanity is trying to find balance and hold on in a changing world.”Svenska Dagbladet
”The dance is wonderful, strong and brave”Borås Tidning
”It's captivating, and very beautiful.”Expressen
Trailer, Hurricane
The floor spins at high speed, creating forces that dictate how the dancers can and must move. This is thrilling, magnetic and fascinating dance. 

The work created by choreographer and acrobat Yoann Bourgeois has soul and enormous heart. Fascinated by physics in general and natural forces in particular, he employs engineering and precision that culminates in captivating dance poetry.

Yoann Bourgeois and his team have created an advanced mechanical set for the Göteborg Opera, including a six-metre crane and an enormous rotating disc that forms the centre for movement and touch. The spinning floor strengthens the physical forces acting on the dancers and symbolises the constant rotation of the earth, which continues regardless of what we humans do. Of course, the relationship to the rapidly spinning plane presents a risk; however, the intention of the work is not to challenge the dancers as much as to demonstrate human vulnerabilities.

If we only inhabit places created by and for humankind, we may have the perception that humankind is at the centre of everything. We know that humankind is not the centre of the universe and yet we behave as if we were. – Yoann Bourgeois


Concept and choreography – Yoann Bourgeois

Artistic assistant – Marie Vaudin
Costume design – Sigolène Pétey
Set design – Yoann Bourgeois & C3 Sud-Est / Nicolas Picot
Technical supervision – Albin Chavignon
Lighting design – David Stokholm

World premiere 6 mars 2020, GöteborgsOperan

Dancers: 16
Running time:  35 minutes


Godspeed you! Black emperor. Från ”Sleep” på albumet “Lift your skinny fists like antennas to heaven”:
– Murray Ostril: They Don’t Sleep Anymore on the Beach
– Monheim
– Broken Windows, Locks of Love Pt.III/3rd Part

The Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble receives the support of the Drac Rhône-Alpes/Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, the City of Grenoble, the Department of Isère, the Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Institut Français for international projects. Yoann Bourgeois is supported by BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of his projects.

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