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Göteborg Opera’s Dance Festival

Little Dragon. Kidd Pivot. Yoann Bourgeois. Guest performances, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani and a world premiere!

  • Length

    Varies per performance

  • When

    20 — 22 May 2022

  • Where

    Main Stage, Small Stage, Foyer

  • Genre


  • Price

    100–300 kr per ticket

  • Accessibility

An exciting festival weekend filled with world-class dance and music.

Let Canadian company Kidd Pivot sweep you off your feet with their piece Revisor. Experience Little Dragon in a unique concert with our dancers. Marvel at GöteborgsOperans Danskompani in Hurricane by Yoann Bourgeois, and experience pure dance poetry in two magic miniatures by, and with, Bourgeois himself. See a world premiere in collaboration with Nederlands Dans Theater. Listen to conversations with choreographers and dancers, eat, mingle and experience as all the stages in the house are filled with dance.

Pop-up Festival, 13–19 May

The dance festival kicks off a weekend early with a series of smaller pop-up events around the city in central Gothenburg.

20 May

Of lost and wild roses by Lea Ved – Small Stage
Guest performance: Revisor with Kidd Pivot – Main Stage
In the foyer

Movement and improvisation workshop

3.00pm & 4.30pm (Runs for approx. 60 min)

Movement and improvisation workshop with Joseba Yerro Izaguirre, dancer in GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. Approx. 60 mins, no previous knowledge necessary. Limited places, prebooking is required.

World premiere:
Of lost and wild roses
by Lea Ved

Small Stage, 4.00pm & 5.30pm
Length: approx. 30 min

World premiere in collaboration with Nederlands Dans Theater

The Göteborg Opera’s collaborations with other international dance companies, called 3D, continues. In spring 2022, we present Of lost and wild roses, a new work by choreographer Lea Ved from Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) for three dancers in GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. This first collaboration between the two prestigious dance companies is a platform for choreographic exchange that shines the spotlight on new female choreographers. In parallel with this, Göteborg Opera dancer Emilie Leriche will create a new work for dancers in the NDT2 dance company.

Already in 2018, Lea Ved created a new work for dancers from the Göteborg Opera under the first ever 3D initiative, in a partnership between GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, the Royal Swedish Ballet, where Lea was then working, and Skånes Dansteater.

”i invite you into an attempt to translate a question and reflection of, home. a shifting ambiguity, an ancient belonging, a sometimes separated homeland we long to know, or remember. our dispersed narratives that search for some kind of unity through time. though lost and though wild — we reach through nostalgia to celebrate what we try not to forget — a true sense of home we live and bloom.” – Lea Ved


Choreography Lea Ved
Lighting design Emily Lavebäck
Sound design Jonathan Assarson
Costume design Bregje van Balen


Fan Luo
Yasmin Mahmoud
Danielle de Vries


Lea Ved talks about ’Of Lost and Wild Roses’

Photos from Of lost and wild roses

In photo:  Fan Luo, Danielle de Vries|Photographer:  Lennart Sjöberg

Guest performance:
Revisor, with Kidd Pivot
Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young

Main Stage, 7.00pm
Length: approx. 90 min (no interval)

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“Astonishing. I wanted to see it again, immediately” The Guardian
“Simply unmissable” – London Box Office
“Mind completely blown — yet again.” – The Telegraph

Crowning the festival’s opening night is the much longed-for guest performance by Canadian company Kidd Pivot and their latest success: Revisor.

Jonathon Young and Crystal Pite revise an archetypal comic plot to serve as the basis for choreography in a true hybrid of contemporary theatre and dance. In Revisor, eight Kidd Pivot dancers embody the recorded dialogue of some of Canada’s finest actors, exploring conflict, comedy and corruption in the potent relationship between language and the body. From the creators of the internationally acclaimed Betroffenheit (winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production).


Created by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young
Written by Jonathon Young
Choreographed and Directed by Crystal Pite

Original Music and Sound Design: Owen Belton, Alessandro Juliani, Meg Roe
Scenic Design and Reflective Light Concept: Jay Gower Taylor
Costume Design: Nancy Bryant
Lighting Design: Tom Visser
Assistant to the Creators: Eric Beauchesne

Cast and Characters (in order of appearance)


Renée Sigouin (Misha), Doug Letheren (Director of the Complex), Jermaine Spivey (Postmaster Wieland), Rena Narumi (Interrogator Klak), Ella Rothschild (Minister Desouza), Brandon Alley (Doctor Harlow), Jennifer Florentino (Anna, Wife of the Director), Brandon Alley (Osip, Assistant to the Revisor), Gregory Lau (The Revisor), Rakeem Hardy (Swing), Vivian Ruiz (Swing)


Meg Roe (Narrator / Inspector), Scott McNeil (Director of the Complex), Alessandro Juliani (Postmaster Wieland), Kathleen Barr (Interrogator Klak), Nicola Lipman (Minister Desouza), Gerard Plunkett (Doctor Harlow), Amy Rutherford (Anna), Ryan Beil (Osip), Jonathon Young (The Revisor)

For full information on production team and bios, please visit kiddpivot.org

Revisor, trailer

Images from Revisor

Revisor Kidd Pivot GöteborgsOperans Dansfestival 2022

In photo:  Ella Rothschild, Cindy Salgado, Jermaine Spivey, Tiffany Tregarthen, Doug Letheren, David Raymond, Rena Narumi, Matthew Peacock|Photographer:  Michael Slobodian

In the foyer

With a ticket to any of the festival shows, you may also take part in: 

Inauguration with Katrín Hall, Artistic Director Dance, together with Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young, creators of guesting Revisor.

Opening festival party in the foyer with DJ Reika

Food & drinks

Café 3.30–7.00pm, 8.30–11.00pm
Restaurant 4.30–10.00pm
Cocktail bar open until 11.00pm

Read the festival menu


21 May