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Dance

Unfold

Sharon Eyal and Christine Gouzelis & Paul Blackman

Two world premieres with strong attitude.

  • Length

    Approx 2 h 15 mins incl. intermission

  • When

    30 Oct — 04 Dec 2021

  • Where

    Göteborg Opera, Main Stage

  • Genre

    Dance

  • Language

    -

  • Price range

    SEK 250–400

  • Accessibility

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Hypnotic dance, sweeping movement and pulsating music. Welcome to a dance evening packed with surprises – and Dior!

Light up the darkness with dance that makes time itself lose track. Unfold is a double bill of two world premieres performed by the award-winning GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.

Continuim

Creation by Paul Blackman and Christine Gouzelis

In Continuim, choreographers Paul Blackman and Christine Gouzelis explore life’s circularity, rapidity, fears and how we overcome them. Days gone past and memories of other times flash by at a pace that keeps us riveted to our seats. Continuim was created at the Göteborg Opera in autumn 2020, but its world premiere was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Paul Blackman and Christine Gouzelis run the Jukstapoz dance company in Athens. The duo’s works are rich in contrast, ranging from serious to playfully absurd. With chaos and harmony as central themes, they astound the audience with new perspectives. Continuim, the duo’s first work for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, is a fast-moving work that playfully explores the concept of time. Aided by an unusual set design, the dancers weave together different occurrences, allowing us to relive episodes, explore alternative chains of events and rebuild fragmentary memories. Is it possible to create a better history and a better future?

”Continuim evolves around human natures ability to adapt within forever changing circumstances. In honouring beauty, vulnerability and destruction, the dancers are continuously interrupted by the unstoppable force of time. Time is our playground, as we try to re-make or unravel history.”
— Paul Blackman and Christine Gouzelis

Please note that during Continuim, there will be a brief period of flashing light (not a strobe).

Rehearsals for Continuim

Images from Continuim

Photographer:  Lennart Sjöberg

SAABA

Creation by Sharon Eyal

Calendar

October

30/10

Sat

18:00

18:00

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Stora Scenen, GöteborgsOperanWorld premiere

November

3/11

Wed

19:30

19:30

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Stora Scenen, GöteborgsOperan

5/11

Fri

19:30

19:30

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Stora Scenen, GöteborgsOperan

10/11

Wed

19:30

19:30

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Stora Scenen, GöteborgsOperan

27/11

Sat

18:00

18:00

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Stora Scenen, GöteborgsOperan

28/11

Sun

18:00

18:00

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Stora Scenen, GöteborgsOperan

December

4/12

Sat

18:00

18:00

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Stora Scenen, GöteborgsOperan