Explosive, communicative, minimalistic and extravagant. World premiere S & S 3rd of March presents new dance creations by acclaimed choreographers Sharon Eyal and Sang Jijia. Performed by GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, that recently received two prestigious national awards.
Thin black pieces of paper are raining on the main stage, forming light-weight piles, that the dancers pierce through with a hissing sound. For Tibetan-Chinese choreographer Sang Jijia communication is as much what is not being said, about the spaces and the emptiness. And paper is more than paper.
- Paper is central in Chinese culture. We write on it, it stands for memory and memories to bring into the future, Sang Jijia says.
His first creation with GöteborgsOperan, As it were is about human communication. About the joy of reaching someone but also about all that is lot or misunderstood.
Sang Jijia's work is characterized by a seductive balance between astounding physical dance and emotional power. He has been a dancer and assistant choreographer to the legendary William Forsythe, and is today a well-established and in-demand name in Asia.
Autodance, the second part of S & S Is Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal's second creation for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani. The piece is created out of "pure movements", where the dancers move like powerful and primitive centaurs on half-toe, which is extremely demanding. All of it to Ori Lichtik's pulsing music.
Sharon Eyal integrates dance, techno and technique: equally explosive and sublime. For the last ten years she has created critically acclaimed creations for prominent dance companies, with Gai Behar as co-creator. Their Untitled Black (2012), created for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani (an excerpt was shown at Melodifestivalen 2017) is one such example.
(Clip from the rehearsals of Sharon Eyal's Autodance)
TWO AWARDS: GöteborgsOperans Danskompani has recently received two prestigious awards:
The Swedish Theatre Critics' Association's Dance Prize 2017. This award will be handed over in connection to the world premiere of S & S.
At the Swedish Performing Arts Gala GöteborgsOperans Danskompani was awarded the prize for "Magic of the Year".
NEW VIDEO PORTRAITS OF THE DANCERS: GöteborgsOperans Danskompani is a collective made up of 38 strong, individual artists. In the new video portrait series Close-up you can meet them one at a time: http://en.opera.se/om-oss/goteborgsoperans-danskompani/kompaniet/close-up/
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WORLD PREMIERE S & S: SATURDAY MARCH 3
TEAM AND DANCERS:
As it were
Choreography: Sang Jijia
design: Dickson Dee (CASH)
Set Design: Leo Cheung Costume design: k(Snabel)Fing Pop Lighting design: David Stokholm
Danielle de Vries
Choreography: Sharon Eyal
Co-creator: Gai Behar
Composer: Ori Lichtik
Costume design/ Assistant choreographer: Rebecca Hytting
Lighting design: Alon Cohen
Mai Lisa Guinoo
Duncan C Schultz
Frida Dam Seidel
Joseba Yerro Izaguirre