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Here not Here

Creation by Maxine Doyle and Es Devlin

A poetic journey of two parts.

  • Length

    Part 1: ca 40 mins. Part 2: ca 60 mins

  • When

    21 Jan — 18 Feb 2022

  • Where

    Göteborg Opera, Main Stage

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  • Price range

    225–450 kr

  • Accessibility

Ticket release 28 October

Someone is missing.  Something is lost. Welcome to the maze! A poetic journey that will take over the whole opera house.

Doyle and Devlin's unique collaboration Here not Here is a poetic journey of two parts. 

Part 1

In part 1 the audience take an epic, labyrinthian journey through the corridors of the opera house, discovering a world of evocative installations and stumbling across dancing bodies suspended in a perpetual limbo. 

Part 2

In part 2 on the main stage, the audience, now returned to their seats will witness the dancers caught in a maze of mirrors, dancing with their demons in search of the light. 

Tickets may be purchased for parts 1 and 2, or for part 2 only. 

For Here not here,  Maxine Doyle, internationally renowned for her large-scale, site specific creations with Punchdrunk, collaborates with artist Es Devlin whose large scale sculptural installations have been shown in museums and galleries worldwide as well as on theatre, opera and concert stages (Bregenz, La Scala, Beyoncé, U2, The Weeknd) and London and Rio de Janeiro Olympic Ceremonies. This is their first collaboration. 

Here not Hereis created in close collaboration with the dancers in GöteborgsOperans Danskompani and has an original score by Australian composer Rachael Dease. Costume design by Bregje van Balen and light design by in-house Joakim Brink and David Stokholm.  



Concept and choreography: Maxine Doyle
Concept and design: Es Devlin
Composer and Sound design: Rachael Dease
Costume design: Bregje van Balen
Lighting design: David Stokholm, Joakim Brink
Technical Design (Part 1): Joachim Bohäll, Jonathan Assarsson


GöteborgsOperans Danskompani