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12 Songs & Sharon Eyal

The acclaimed work 12 Songs with Ane Brun and a new work by star choreographer Sharon Eyal.

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A revival of the highly acclaimed 12 Songs featuring Ane Brun, combined with a world premiere by star choreographer Sharon Eyal.

The hit show 12 Songs with Ane Brun live on stage with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani and the Göteborg Opera Orchestra, in a double bill with a new work by star choreographer Sharon Eyal.

12 Songs

Dance work by Kenneth Kvarnström with Ane Brun

“Artistic success” Svenska Dagbladet
“Pure carnival joy” Göteborgs-Posten
“So damn excellent” Borås Tidning
“An incredibly aesthetically conscious and appealing work” Svenska Dagbladet
“Great entertainment at an exceptional artistic level.” alba.nu

In spring 2023, the audience packed the auditorium to experience the incomparable staged artwork 12 Songs. It combines seriousness and folly, dance cascades and poetry, universal longing and curious joy. Ane Brun performs live on stage throughout the performance, together with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, the Göteborg Opera Orchestra and guest musicians.

The Norwegian, Stockholm-based singer Ane Brun has a large audience in the Nordics and the world. Awarded multiple times, she has made many acclaimed stage appearances with symphony orchestras and performed in sold-out arenas and in connection with the Nobel Prize.

“Dance is an art form that is very close to my heart and when it works, it is very strong. It hits so hard!” Ane Brun

The Finn Kenneth Kvarnström is one of the Nordics’ most significant choreographers. He has also been dance director at cultural institutions such as Dansens Hus and Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm. His choreography speaks a clear language, where the musicality of the flow of movement is interwoven with the sung text.

Fashion and costume designer Astrid Olsson is responsible for the costumes – her stage creations are an experience in themselves. The costumes evolve in pace with the twelve songs, developing from minimalist to extravagant.


CONDUCTOR Hans Ek / Joakim Hallin
MUSIC Ane Brun
CHOREOGRAPHY Kenneth Kvarnström in collaboration with GöteborgsOperans Danskompani
SOUND DESIGN Joachim Bohäll


GUEST MUSICIANS Per Eklund, Klas Hörngren, Lovisa Samuelsson

GöteborgsOperans Danskompani
The Göteborg Opera Orchestra

Trailer, 12 Songs

Photos from the performance

Två dansare håller varandra tätt, på en scen beströdd med små svarta rutor.

In photo:  Logan Hernandez, Sabine Groenendijk|Photographer:  Tilo Stengel


In collaboration with
Ane Brun Publishing/Sony Music Publishing

Lamento della Ninfa/Oh Love
music Claudio Monteverdi
text Ane Brun
arrangement Hans Ek

text/music Ane Brun
arrangement Per Ekdahl

Sonnet 138: When My Love Swears That He Is Made of Truth
text William Shakespeare
music Ane Brun/ Johan Lindström
arrangement Johan Lindström

This voice
text Ane Brun
music Ane Brun/ Katharina Nuttall
arrangement Per Ekdahl

Lose my way
text Ane Brun
music Ane Brun/ Dustin O’Halloran
arrangement Hans Ek

text/music Ane Brun
arrangement Johan Lindström

Du gråter så store tåra
text/music Ane Brun
arrangement Hans Ek

Shape of a heart
text/music Ane Brun
arrangement Hans Ek

The light from one
text Ane Brun
music Ane Brun/ Mistry Prashant
arrangement Martin Hederos

The last breath
text Ane Brun
music Ane Brun/ Johan Lindström
arrangement Johan Lindström

text/music Ane Brun
arrangement John Metcalfe

Take hold of me
text Ane Brun
music Ane Brun/ Martin Hederos/ Josefin Runsteen
arrangement Hans Ek

Nytt verk

Sharon Eyal


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Read the choreographer's thoughts, learn about the dancers’ experience of the rehearsal process and the piece itself, and immerse yourself in the theme. Dance programmes cost 60 kr and are available to buy at our cafés and cloakrooms. You can also buy one online when you book your ticket, then pick it up when you arrive by showing your voucher.

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