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Creation by Damien Jalet

“An outstanding masterpiece by GöteborgsOperans Danskompani”


“Vertiginous, death defying dance”


“Skid is a must-see work for all who are interested in contemporary dance.”


“A spectacle of sidereal beauty that offers a miniature metaphor for humanity. Great art!”

Danses avec la plume

“A smash hit ... gorgeous choreography, heart-stopping athleticism, and deeply touching drama all at once – I can’t recommend it highly enough.”

The Sydney Morning Herald

“There’s something deeply absorbing about observing dancers at this unusual, tilted angle: you feel you have all the panoramic distance of a bird flying over a vast, glacial lake.”

The Sydney Morning Herald

“The dramatic visuals are enthralling”


“An outstanding and compelling work"

Stage Whispers

“The technique was as difficult as it was fresh, and execution was superb.”

Sydney Arts Guide

“A hurricane of calculated chaos”


Skid trailer

About Skid

The smash hit Skid, with a dance floor tilted at 34°, challenges the dancers beyond gravity. The dancers are set in motion by the force of gravity as the slope enhances chain reactions of stunning, powerful and moving events.


Choreography Damien Jalet
Assistant choreographer Aimilios Arapoglou
Music Christian Fennesz
Additional music Marihiko Hara
Set Design Jim Hodges and Carlos Marques da Cruz
Costume Design Jean-Paul Lespagnard
Lighting Design Joakim Brink


Dancers 17
Length 45 min

World premiere 7 November 2017, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani
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

Rehearsals for Skid

Photos from Skid

In photo:  GöteborgsOperans Danskompani|Photographer:  Lennart Sjöberg