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.
Choreography Damien Jalet
Associate choreographer Amilios Arapoglou
Music Christian Fennesz, Marihiko Hara
Set design Jim Hodges, Carlos Marques da Cruz
Costume design Jean-Paul Lespagnard
Lighting design Joakim Brink
Photos from Skid
In photo: GöteborgsOperans Danskompani|Photographer: Lennart Sjöberg
Rehearsals for Skid
Don’t forget that we offer introductions on the Small Stage before all dance performances (except premieres and guest performances).
Introductions shed light on the work and the choreographic process. They start 1 hour before the performance and last about 20 minutes. Free admission with a booked ticket.
Plan your visit.
The Main Stage has a maximum of 1300 seats, with 3 balconies.
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