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In a Heartbeat

Wild Poetry by Hofesh Shechter and Waltz with the Beast by Tom Weinberger

A pulsating dance double act.

  • Duration

    Ca 2 h 15 min incl. interval (35 min)

  • Dates

    03 Nov — 12 Dec 2023

  • Stage

    Main Stage

  • Genre


  • Price

    360-425 kr

  • Accessibility

Hofesh Shechter and GöteborgsOperans Danskompani are a perfect match that have already enjoyed massive success with the show Contemporary Dance. Shechter shares this evening with Tom Weinberger, a former member of our company.

“Better than world-class” — Aftonbladet
“Powerful expression in the smallest movements" — Svenska Dagbladet
“Brilliant” — Borås Tidning
“Sensuous, intimate double-bill" — Dagens Nyheter
“Audiences should hurry” — Göteborgs-Posten
“The highest accolades should be saved for incomparable efforts like this" — Aftonbladet
“With In a Heartbeat, Göteborgsoperans Danskompani convinces us yet again" — Göteborgs-Posten

Two choreographers with strong links to GöteborgsOperans Danskompani each present a world premiere. Both Shechter and Weinberger began their careers with the world-famous Batsheva Dance Company before going on to establish themselves as choreographers. Tom Weinberger is also a former member of GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. Hofesh Shechter and our company are a perfect match that have already enjoyed massive success with the show Contemporary Dance in 2019.

Waltz with the Beast by Tom Weinberger

Tom Weinberger’s uplifting work is a hybrid of theatre and dance in which he loves to add touches of the surreal and the absurd. He amplifies his scenes with the spoken word, sound effects and projections, in a fragmentary flow with glimpses of irony. A sharply contrasting mosaic of strong physical expression, love, warmth, sarcasm and chaos.

Waltz with the Beast includes spoken text. It is not necessary to understand all of the script to experience the piece, so the text will not be displayed as surtitles.

Waltz with the Beast, trailer

Photos from Waltz with the Beast

En man dansar framför en stol.

In photo:  Benjamin Behrends|Photographer:  Lennart Sjöberg


  1. Circle #1, Matan Daskal
  2. La Malagueña by Ernesto Lecuona, performed by Los Panchos
  3. Circle #2 by Matan Daskal
  4. Viola da Gamba Suite in D Minor: I. Arpeggiata by Carl Friedrich Abel, performed by Paolo Pandolfo
  5. La Playa by Trio Mariani
  6. Circle #3 by Matan and Yonatan Daskal
  7. Sarabande (Sol Mineur) by J.S. Bach, performed by Jordi Savall

Hofesh Schechter

Wild Poetry

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Performance program

Programmes are available to buy in our cafés and cloakrooms and cost 50 kr. You can also pre-order your programme when buying your tickets online, then pick it up in the foyer when you arrive for the performance.

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Performance programme