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Concept and choreography Yoann Bourgeois

Bold, swirling dance poetry.

  • Duration

    Approx 60 mins, no interval

  • Dates

    24 May 2022

  • Stage

    Göteborg Opera, Main Stage

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  • Price

    SEK 100–250

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The floor spins at high speed. The resulting force dictates the dancers’ movements. This is thrilling, magnetic and fascinating dance.

The creations of choreographer and acrobat Yoann Bourgeois are infused with soul and heart. He is fascinated by physics in general and natural forces in particular. His captivating dance poetry is created in close collaboration with specialist engineers. Yoann Bourgeois and his team have constructed an advanced mechanical set for the Göteborg Opera in which a six-metre crane and an enormous rotating disc accentuate existing physical forces. The spinning floor symbolises the Earth’s rotation which continues, indifferent to human actions, thus exposing our vulnerability. The result is a universal, human reflection on the course of life.

In March 2020, the world premiere of Hurricane, part of the dance double-bill Beyond, was one of the final dance performances to take place before the Göteborg Opera closed down along with much of the world. For several months, the team and GöteborgsOperans Danskompani had been working with advanced set design, bold choreography and spellbinding scenes.

Read the programme (in Swedish)

”A very effective picture of how humanity is trying to find balance and hold on in an ever-changing world.” Svenska Dagbladet

”The dance is wonderful, strong and brave” Borås Tidning

”It's captivating, and very beautiful.” Expressen

Videos from Hurricane

Images from Hurricane

In photo:  Zachary Enquist, Delphine Boutet, Amanda Åkesson, Benjamin Behrends, Waldean Nelson|Photographer:  Lennart Sjöberg

The Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble receives the support of the Drac Rhône-Alpes/ministère de la culture et de la communication, the City of Grenoble, the Department of Isère, the Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Institut Français for international projects. Yoann Bourgeois is supported by BNP Paribas Foundation for the development of his projects.

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