Icons, live music and 3.5 tonnes of clay!
Only 2 shows! Take the chance to experience the international success ICON, together with the new creation of internationally renowned choreographer Damien Jalet, Skid.
SKID – Creation by Damien Jalet – #GOskid
Every existence is pulled between a desire to rise and a fear of falling. Naked we are pulled into the world. In that very moment, the struggle against gravity begins. In Skid, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani is united in the struggle against gravity – and in the courage of letting go.
The stage floor in Damien Jalet’s Skid is on a 34-degree incline, heading right into the orchestra pit. The human relationship to gravity and the resistance and abandonment bound to it is what sets the 16 dancers in motion. When the floor is on such a steep incline, objects fall and continue to accelerate unless something stops them. Empty clothing left behind immediately slides away. This new landscape of physical possibilities creates a chain reaction of physical and emotional events – dangerous, humorous, moving.
ICON – Creation by Sidi Larbi Cherkaui – #GOicon
Cult figures, authority figures, religious leaders. We create our icons, grant them power, worship them. Until the next regime or culture sweeps in with its own icons, leaving our former idols to be swiftly forgotten. What happens to us and our society as we build our icons – and demolish them?
Icon had its world premiere at the Göteborg Opera in the autumn 2016 and is a co-production between GöteborgsOperans Danskompani and Eastman. Ever since its first staging in Gothenburg, Icon has gained international recognition for the dance company from around Europe.
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