Damien Jalet is a multiple award-winning choreographer whose acclaimed works weave together different art forms. The sloping angles in Skid and the winds in Kites can be glimpsed in the Grammy-nominated music film Anima on Netflix – by Thom Yorke, Paul Thomas Anderson and Damien Jalet – in which GöteborgsOperans Danskompani features.
A breathtaking evening with Damien Jalet, a choreographer who tames the forces of nature. Both his works for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani will be performed here together for the first time, as was originally intended.
“An outstanding masterpiece” — Göteborgs-Posten
“Vertiginous, death defying dance” — GT
The stage floor in Damien Jalet’s Skid is on a 34-degree incline. The human relationship to gravity and the resistance and abandonment bound to it is what sets the dancers in motion. This new landscape of physical possibilities creates a chain reaction of physical and emotional events – dangerous, humorous, moving.
Videos about Skid
Photos from Skid
In photo: GöteborgsOperans Danskompani|Photographer: Lennart Sjöberg
Curious about Skid/Kites?
27 August at 4.30pm
Get to know the performance from another perspective!
These 1-hour physical explorations are a way of entering and experiencing various choreographic approaches, movement principles and aesthetic signatures. The physical engagement of audience members allows for a different perceptual contact with the performance, inviting the participants to connect and experiment within the physical (rather than just the visual) perspectives various works embody.
We invite everyone interested to join us. Comfortable clothes and shoes advisable but not essential. Free admission with a ticket (Max 40 per session)