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Two dancers stand under white stage lighting in smoke, the dancer in the foreground stands with arms outstretched behind her.


Sharon Eyal and Christine Gouzelis & Paul Blackman

Two world premieres with a strong attitude.

  • Duration

    Approx 2 h 15 mins incl. intermission

  • Dates

    30 Oct — 04 Dec 2021

  • Stage

    Göteborg Opera, Main Stage

  • Genre


  • Language


  • Price

    100–400 kr

  • Accessibility

Hypnotic dance, sweeping movement and pulsating music. Welcome to a dance evening packed with surprises – and Dior!

"Hypnotically confident dancers." (SvD)
"Pure and brilliant dance" (GP)
"A remarkable experience of being human." (DN)
"Pure joy." (Borås Tidning)
"Brilliant." (Culture blog Alba)

Light up the darkness with dance that makes time itself lose track. Unfold is a double-bill of two world premieres performed by the award-winning GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.

After talk

After the show on 27 November there will be an after talk with Katrín Hall (Artistic Director GöteborgsOperans Danskompani) and dancers Sabine Groenendijk, Frida Dam Seidel, Miguel Duarte och Riley O'Flynn. Moderator: Anna Karlander.


Creation by Christine Gouzelis and Paul Blackman

In Continuim, choreographers Paul Blackman and Christine Gouzelis explore life’s circularity, rapidity, fears and how we overcome them. Days gone past and memories of other times flash by at a pace that keeps us riveted to our seats. Continuim was created at the Göteborg Opera in autumn 2020, but its world premiere was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Paul Blackman and Christine Gouzelis run the Jukstapoz dance company in Athens. The duo’s works are rich in contrast, ranging from serious to playfully absurd. With chaos and harmony as central themes, they astound the audience with new perspectives. Continuim, the duo’s first work for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, is a fast-moving work that playfully explores the concept of time. Aided by an unusual set design, the dancers weave together different occurrences, allowing us to relive episodes, explore alternative chains of events and rebuild fragmentary memories. Is it possible to create a better history and a better future?

”Continuim evolves around human natures ability to adapt within forever changing circumstances. In honouring beauty, vulnerability and destruction, the dancers are continuously interrupted by the unstoppable force of time. Time is our playground, as we try to re-make or unravel history.”
— Paul Blackman and Christine Gouzelis

Please note that during Continuim, there will be a brief period of flashing light (not a strobe).


Images from Continuim

Photographer:  Lennart Sjöberg

Limited edition couture collection

A unique collection of replicas of the costumes in Christine Gouzelis’ and Paul Blackman’s Continuim created by Malte Luebben – named after the dancers wearing them – is now available, exclusively in our Opera Shop. Designed and selected for Continuim and GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.

SEK 3500 per item

  • Pants Joseba
  • Pants Hiroki
  • Pants Frida
  • Dress Emilie
Byxor Joseba
Byxor Hiroki
Byxor Frida
Klänning Emilie


Creation by Sharon Eyal