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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

  • Where

    Göteborg Opera, Main Stage

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  • Price

    225–450 kr

  • Accessibility

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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.

Good to know about part 1 for the full experience of Here not here

Part 1 partly takes place outdoors. You need to be able to walk and stand for about 40 minutes and be able to climb stairs (up and down) yourself. The journey includes confined spaces and deep rumbling. You’ll come close to dancers and other members of the audience.

If you buy a ticket for Part 1 with an early start time, your interval between Part 1 and 2 will be about 1 hour. (Restaurant, bar and café are open.)

Do you have accessibility needs?

Please contact us to buy tickets to our accessibility-adapted tours of Act 1. You can reach us on +46 31 13 13 00 or biljetter@opera.se

Part 2

For Part 2 on the Main Stage, the audience 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 larg 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 Here is 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.


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