GöteborgsOperans DANSKOMPANI: World Premiere Out of Mind



Dear Colleagues, dear Friends,

we are glad to present GöteborgsOperans Danskompani's first two World Premieres on the 11th October: Out of Mind – Out of your senses. Breathtaking scientific: discoveries, touching the spiritual world.

GöteborgsOperans Danskompani kicks off the dance season 2013/14 with exclusive creations by two very interesting names: American Richard Siegal and Japanese Hiroaki Umeda. Together with their groundbreaking collaborators from Paris, they will create two works on the season’s theme of Mind & Spirit. GöteborgsOperans Danskompani explores our consciousness and its possibilities. Reality beyond reality. Mind and spirit, body and energies challenge and forces us to new discoveries.

Out of Mind - Richard Siegal: the world to the darkness and to me
On paper, Paris-based Richard Siegal's If/Then system looks like secret formulae. In real life, it’s a combination of written choreography and a bank of options which let the dancers compose part of the performance themselves. Siegal lets dance come together with other art forms – design, visual art, architecture, music, literature… The result stimulates the mind as well as the spirit, getting the audience involved.

Out of Mind
- Hiroaki Umeda: Interfacial Scale

The intense dance installation of Tokyo-based artist Hiroaki Umeda explores how you can break the choreographic border of dance – and the interfacial between dance and this unknown on the other side of the border. Inspired by tacit knowledge and swarm behavior, he choreographs each dancer individually as well as a collective.

Out of Mind is integrated in GIBCA Extended, a part of Göteborg International Biennal for Contemporary Art.

Premiere: October 11, 2013

Performances until: November 17, 2013


For any further questions, please contact our press manager:
Jenny Jernberg
Phone: +46 31-10 80 35


Artistic Director Adolphe Binder of the GöteborgsOperans Danskompani: About the season's theme Mind & Spirit.



Hiroaki Umeda

As well as being a choreographer and dancer, Umeda is also a photographer and video artist. In 2000, he established his own company, S20. For Interfacial Scale Umeda has created choreography, set, costume, light and sound design. For the commissioned music, he collaborates with Yoshihiro Hanno aka RadiQ – pioneer of minimal techno and Asian art film soundtracks – who has written a score for The Göteborg Opera Orchestra.

Richard Siegal

Siegal has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards and is the founder of The Bakery in Paris. He has worked very closely to William Forsythe. In his creation for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani he collaborates with fashion designer Alexandra Bertaut, composer Lorenzo Bianchi Hoesch, electronic music researcher from Centre Pompidou, and architect/designer Didier Faustino, whose set design consists of organic installation elements, used in interaction with the dancers.

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