Adolphe Binder new Artistic Director for The Göteborg Ballet


Press release 21 June, 2011

The Göteborg Opera has today announced the appointment of Adolphe Binder as new Artistic Director for The Göteborg Ballet:

– We are very happy to work with Adolphe Binder. She has a broad expertise and a large international network within contemporary dance, which suits the profile of our dance company perfectly. The recruitment process has shown that The Göteborg Ballet has a strong international position today, says Göteborg Opera CEO Peter Hansson.

– I feel really honoured to navigate The Göteborg Ballet and its great dancers into a promising future. I´m happy to enhance the unique profile of this excellent dance company as a radiant platform for innovative dance. For Göteborg and Sweden no less than for international audiences, says Adolphe Binder.

– Göteborg can proudly look forward to an outstanding producer of modern dance, says André Schmitz, Berlin Permanent Secretary for Cultural Affairs and former CEO of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
– She is an enthusiastic woman who believes in the future of dance as a vibrant art form and we are convinced that she will create the repertory of the future together with The Göteborg Ballet. We are looking forward to cooperate with her, starting already in 2012 with our choreography ”noBody”, says Sasha Waltz, choreographer and Jochen Sandig, manager of Sasha Waltz & Guests.

All the best wishes from the Binder + Partner Berlin network for its founder´s new and exciting challenges!
And no worries: Binder + Partner Berlin will continue its work. We keep you posted.

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Since 2005 Adolphe Binder is running the production and consultancy company Binder + Partners Berlin, which is working internationally on the contemporary dance arena. She has been appointed to a number of boards of leading German dance organisations and has served on the jury of international dance festivals.

Adolphe Binder has previously been the Artistic and Managing Director of the Berlin Ballet at Komische Oper and the Head of Dramaturgy for the dance company of Deutsche Oper in Berlin. She has worked as a curator and programmer for international dance festivals and the world exhibition Expo 2000 in Hanover.

Press release and Photos.

For any further questions, please contact:

The Göteborg Opera

Christina Bjerkander

Press Manager

Phone: +46 31-10 80 35


V.i.S.d.P.: Adolphe Binder
Editor: Annette Pussert
Foto: Joakim Roos

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