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Dance work by Alexander Ekman

Alexander Ekman’s hit show is back.

  • Duration

    Ca. 2 h 15 min, incl. interval

  • Dates

    12 Jan — 28 Feb 2024

  • Stage

    Main Stage

  • Genre


  • Price

    380–450 kr

  • Accessibility

The greatest hit ever for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, with euphoric audiences attending sold-out shows in 2022. Grab your chance to see Hammer at its 2024 revival – for the first time, or once again.

“A world-class show.” Aftonbladet
“Genius!” Borås Tidning
“Brilliant” Tanz
“World-class dancers” Alba
“An astute reckoning with modern self-absorption” Expressen
“No one was left unmoved” Göteborgs-Posten
“A touching, almost holy sequence, to see the dancers so close and vulnerable.” Svenska Dagbladet

Hammer is a two-act evening spent with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani – an unerring dance work that takes us from a state of selfless harmony offline to self-conscious egomania online, and back again. It might inspire us to break through fake facades and choose life instead of likes.

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. He makes us laugh at ourselves, but perhaps even more at others. Ekman has created around 50 works, which have been performed by almost as many companies worldwide. Hammer is his third creation for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.


Photos from the performance

Dansarna står med armarna utsträckta, överkroppar böjda till höger. Deras vänstra ben är utsträckt, tår mot golvet.

In photo:  GöteborgsOperans Danskompani|Photographer:  Tilo Stengel

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Performance program