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As it were

Creation by Sang Jijia

“Frenzied kinetic energy in a world gone astray” — Svenska Dagbladet
“Incredibly beautiful and melancholy” — Svenska Dagbladet
“A hyperintense, almost monomaniacal ensemble performance” — Dagens Nyheter
“Beautiful. Just, beautiful” — Dagens Nyheter

As it were trailer

About this production

As it were, Sang Jijia's first creation for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, is about communication – about the joy of getting through to someone else, but also about everything that gets lost or is misunderstood. As humans, we share the same space but are detached from one another. We know what we want to say, but intentions can become confused.

One by one, sheets of black tissue slowly float down to the stage from above. The dancers’ movements create white negative spaces within the black. Sometimes, the unspoken says more than the spoken.


Choreography – Sang Jijia
Music – Dickson Dee (Cash)
Set design – Leo Chung
Costume design – k@Fing Pop
Lighting design – David Stokholm

World premeiere 3 March 2018 (GöteborgsOperans Danskompani)

Dancers, 12
Length, 56 minutes

Created in collaboration with the dancers from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani

Agents, programmers for venues and festivals

For access to the programme, press photos or a video of the entire performance, please send an email request to danskompani@opera.se

In photo:  Jenna Fakhoury, Pascal Marty|Photographer:  Mats Bäcker