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One on One II: The Meeting

1 dancer. 1 spectator. An unforgettable one-on-one meeting.

  • Duration

    Approx. 15 minutes per video

  • Dates

    26 Nov 2021 — 28 Feb 2022

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  • Language

    Subtitled in Swedish and English

  • Price

    Free to watch

  • Accessibility

During the pandemic in spring 2021, 31 people were given a unique encounter on the Göteborg Opera’s Small Stage.

Each of the dancers in GöteborgsOperans Danskompani had prepared a creation meant to be performed just once, for one person. The results were shown in a series of short films on our streaming site gofilm.se.

Now dancer and spectator meet again to talk about their shared experience.

Episode 5

Micol & Alireza

Micol’s poetry and movement became an emotional experience. Alireza felt that he could not hide – that Micol's dance demanded focus and responsibility. And what was she reading? Now he gets the answer.

Endre & Ela

Endre and Ela both felt that their eye contact made the world stop for a moment – that nothing existed right then but their meeting.

Episode 4

Zachary & Hanna

Zachary and Hanna had a rope-length beween them. For Zachary, the meeting meant he reconnected with dance. And Hanna discovered how parts of her life could be solved.

Dan & Karina

Dan and Karina met in the gaze. Wordless, inviting, welcoming. For Dan, the meeting was a mental journey and Karina recognized the process from her painting.

Episode 3

Frida & Seija

When Frida Dam Seidel and Seija Kasvi met this spring, both dance and conversation were about facades. About vulnerability. And about all those things we struggle to keep within ourselves

"We have to dare to be vulnerable together." says Frida. "Otherwise there will be no contact." Seija continues.

Birgitta & Riley

Birgitta Leiram was surprised that Riley O’Flynn did not dance when they met this spring – he played and sang. Now Riley reveals why.

Episode 2

Sabine & Flavia

A conversation arises about time and farewells when Sabine Groenendijk and Flavia Messina meet again.

“We shared time with each other. That is why the performance came to life. ” — Flavia

“There are two ways to pass time. Either you see yourself as a still point and time passes through you. Or you see time as a still point and you pass time.” — Sabine

Valērija & Pär

Valērija Kuzmiča and Pär Berggren marvel at the wordless communication that arose between them. Even though he was sitting on a chair and she was moving, both were involved in the piece.

“Had we had this conversation right after the performance, I would not have been able to speak. Now, when a few months have passed, I can express what I experienced. ” Pär Berggren

“Your presence changed the performance. The way you moved, looked at me, your expression. " Valērija Kuzmiča

Episode 1

Hiroki & Tomás

When Hiroki and Tomás meet again, they resume the movements where they left off.

"It felt like we hugged, but we never did." Hiroki

"It was as if we got to know each other through movement." Tomás

Einar & Richard

Between Einar and Richard, a long-awaited conversation arises about the experience, but also about love and prejudice.

"I regret I never said anything to you afterwards." Richard

Teaser, episode 1

One on One 2021

If you would like to learn more about last season’s One on One, you can do that here