Today, we use technology for most forms of our communication and entertainment. But nothing compares to the power of a live performance. Each dance performance is unique. A shared experience between the artists and their audience. It’s about the “here and now”. Experiencing something unique. Unreplicable. That’s the beauty and fundamental characteristic of the performing arts.
We sincerely and humbly strive to be a dance company that leads the way for contemporary dance ... with a strong voice, clear identity and insight into the fact that it’s necessary to take risks.
In recent seasons, the incredible dancers in our dance company have created astonishing art. They’ve even waded in 3.5 tonnes of mud! They’ve taken on the challenge of dancing at a 34˚ angle. They’ve sung, spoken and acted, all the while dancing at the highest possible level. With great respect and passion for their art. Generously, they’ve shared it with you, the audience. And you’ve responded ... with standing ovations and warm applause in Gothenburg and elsewhere around the world.
GöteborgsOperans Danskompani is currently regarded as one of Europe’s leading dance companies for contemporary dance. It’s been a long road getting there, too. And staying at the top is a constant challenge.
We sincerely and humbly strive to be a dance company that leads the way for contemporary dance ... with a strong voice, clear identity and insight into the fact that it’s necessary to take risks. We want to constantly present ambitious, groundbreaking, relevant work by the most talented choreographers and performers. We’re proud of our long-term collaborations with leading choreographers such as Ohad Naharin and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. We also want to help pave the way for new, innovative choreographers who can guide and inspire us in every possible way.
This season, we invite you to broaden your horizons and explore poetic, powerful and exciting new worlds. We start it all off with dancers from Club Guy & Roni in a co-production called Love on the Main Stage, perfectly matched with Naharin’s energetic work titled Virus. Come spring, we promise you a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the amazing circus performer, Yoann Bourgeois, who takes us on a journey to a new universe of dance with the innovative hip hop duo, Wang Ramirez.
We bring the world’s leading choreographers and dancers together, merging art forms, nurturing talents, helping them thrive and ensuring that GöteborgsOperans Danskompani continues breaking new ground! Our desire it to give you, our dear audience, art that is as beautiful, challenging and unpredictable as life itself. And we sincerely hope that you will join us on this journey.
Artistic Director, dance