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Creation by Yoann Bourgeois

”A very effective picture of how humanity is trying to find balance and hold on in an ever-changing world.” Svenska Dagbladet

”The dance is wonderful, strong and brave” Borås Tidning

”It's captivating, and very beautiful.” Expressen

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About Hurricane

The floor spins at high speed, creating forces that dictate how the dancers can and must move. This is thrilling, magnetic, fascinating dance – created by choreographer and acrobat Yoann Bourgeois, the piece has soul and enormous heart. Fascinated by the physics of natural forces, he employs engineering and precision that culminates in captivating dance poetry.

Yoann 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 increases the physical forces acting on the dancers and symbolises the constant rotation of the earth, which continues regardless of what we do as humans. 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 humans, we may have the perception that humans are at the centre of everything. We know that we are not the centre of the universe and yet we behave as if we were.”

— Yoann Bourgeois


Concept and choreography : Yoann Bourgeois
Artistic assistant : Marie Bourgeois
Costume design : Sigolène Pétey and Yoann Bourgeois
Set design : Yoann Bourgeois and C3 Sud-Est / Nicolas Picot
Lighting design: David Stokholm
Technical supervision : Albin Chavignon
Sound design: Romuald Lauverjon


Dancers: 16
Running time: 45 minutes
World premiere 6 mars 2020, GöteborgsOperan

Created in collaboration with the dancers from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.


Godspeed you! Black emperor. From ”Sleep” on the album 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

Silver Mount Zion, ”Horses in the sky” from the album of the same name.


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.

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

Images from Hurricane

In photo:  Zachary Enquist, Delphine Boutet, Amanda Åkesson, Benjamin Behrends, Waldean Nelson|Photographer:  Lennart Sjöberg

Rehearsals for Hurricane