Creation by Damien Jalet
In Damien Jalet’s new creation for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, life and dance hang by a delicate thread. With unstoppable, relentless fluidity and joyful emergency, Kites pulls its audience in a vortex of complex patterns and movements at the crossroad between cutting sharp precision and ecstatic abandon. An extremely physical reflection on the fleeting, fragile yet powerful nature of life, hanging on a thread like a kite surfing on unpredictable currents.
The French-Belgian choreographer’s first work for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Skid (2017), was an instant success when it had its world premiere in Gothenburg. Today it is in demand for guest performances worldwide. In this new work, Jalet largely collaborates with the same team: The set design is by New York artist Jim Hodges and the costume designer is Jean-Paul Lespagnard.
Damien Jalet is a multiple award-winning choreographer and dancer whose acclaimed works are characterised by a deep interplay between choreography, costume design, set design/art and music. He has collaborated closely for many years with choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (who choreographed Noetic, Icon, Stoic) and is acclaimed worldwide.