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Creation by Sharon Eyal

“Hypnotically confident dancers”

Svenska Dagbladet

“Pure, brilliant dance”


“Pure joy”

Borås Tidning

SAABA, trailer


Mesmerising dance meets strong attitude in the creations of Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal. Her distinctive style has a hypnotic, pulsating power that is instantly recognisable to anyone who has ever experienced it. This internationally acclaimed choreographer is queen of a mysterious universe filled with intelligent life.

In her third dance work for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Eyal collaborates with Dior’s Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri for the costume design. The duo have collaborated several times before, primarily in Dior’s seasonal fashion collections. Now Maria Grazia Chiuri joins Sharon Eyal and her team in Gothenburg.

Sharon Eyal and GöteborgsOperans Danskompani are a love story that tours all over the world. SAABA marks their third collaboration, following the success of Untitled Black (2012) and Autodance (2018). The creation was booked for guest performances around Europe even before the world premiere had taken place.


Choreography: Sharon Eyal
Co-creator: Gai Behar
Asst. choreographer: Rebecca Hytting
Costume design: Maria Grazia Chiuri for the House of Dior
Composer: Ori Lichtik
Lighting design: Alon Cohen


Dancers: 13
Running time: 45 minutes

World premiere 30 October 2021, the Göteborg Opera
Created in collaboration with the dancers from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.

Recorded music

  • Hold you down by Daniel Stanfill, Nate Mercereau and Michael Milosh (Rhye)
  • Hayaty by Mohammed Abdel Wahab
  • Chant et Sanza, by Jean Nkoulou and Homere Zambo (Patrice and Leontine Mboumba)
  • From the and 15, by Avaq
  • Station to Station, by Erin Elisabeth Birgy (Mega bog)

Photos from the performance

In photo:  Rachel McNamee, Frida Dam Seidel, Miguel Duarte, Valērija Kuzmiča|Photographer:  Tilo Stengel

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