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Dance work by Alexander Ekman

A full evening in two acts by Sweden’s boldest choreographer.

  • Length

    Approx. 2 h incl. interval

  • Where

    Main Stage

  • Genre


  • Price

    335–400 kr

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World premiere! All the dancers from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani perform in this new work by Alexander Ekman.

‘I want to create a joyful, entertaining work with plenty of energy. I really look forward to working with all the talent in GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.’  — Alexander Ekman

In Hammer, a harmonious community shares an altruistic lifestyle inspired by the hippy era. They run, play, sing and enjoy life together. But slowly, the community progresses towards the modern age with its ubiquitous surveillance. The group’s behaviour becomes increasingly egotistical and individualistic. When we return for the second act, we find ourselves in a different place. Now we meet a group of self-conscious people in lonely bubbles. Eventually, unable to cope with all the false pretences, they are forced to relinquish their image-conscious facades and return to an altruistic existence.

Multi-award-winning choreographer Alexander Ekman is bold, unpredictable and innovative, just like GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. His visually powerful work turns a spotlight on contemporary society’s self-image, often with a humorous twist. Ekman has created some 50 works, which have been performed by almost as many companies worldwide. Hammer, a full evening in two acts, is his third work for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.

Bistro Menu

For all performances of both Alexander Ekman’s Hammer and 12 songs + with Ane Brun, the restaurant will serve the Opera Bar menu, but with seating in the restaurant.

Read the Opera Bar menu and book a table here

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