The Göteborg Ballet is the largest contemporary dance company in the Nordic countries, housing 40 outstanding dancers from 15 countries and is resident at the Gothenburg Opera House, Sweden. Their focus is on original creations by contemporary choreographers. Pieces by Wim Vandekeybus, Johan Inger, Gunilla Heilborn, Alexander Ekman, Jo Strømgren, Stijn Celis and Sasha Waltz are a part of their repertoire.
They will be presenting ground-breaking new pieces that surprise and challenge. Their goal is to become a European pioneer within contemporary dance. International touring is an important part of their work. For those who want to know where contemporary European dance is heading, the answer should be: The Göteborg Ballet.
The season 2011/2012 includes Sasha Waltz’s noBody, three world premieres in Leinonen/Franzén/Zappalà, Sleeping Beauty by Mats Ek and the educational performance 3D as well as a spring tour to USA and Israel. The company will also present diverse artistic interventions beyond stage in Gothenburg as well as joint projects with local art institutions.
Leinonen/Franzén/Zappalà. World premiere October 14.
North meets south meets The Göteborg Ballet. Three world premieres on the same night.
Transient Horizon by Susanna Leinonen (Finland), Fading by Helena Franzén (Sweden), Sud-virus by Roberto Zappalà (Italy). Original music by Kasperi Laine, Jukka Rintamäki and Puccio Castrogiovanni.
Sleeping Beauty. Revival premiere December 7
Choreography: Mats Ek.
Music: Pjotr Tjajkovskij. Conductor: Alexander Polianichko.
noBody. Premiere February 25
Direction & choreography: Sasha Waltz
3D. World premiere November 29
Instructional and playful school performance
Idea & text: Monica Milocco; Choreography: Mattias Olaison
The Göteborg Ballet on tour to USA and Israel
White Bird Festival and Carolina Performing Arts will present the company with a triple bill in April 2012
Falter (by Johan Inger)
Beethoven’s 32 Variations (by Örjan Andersson)
OreloB (by Kenneth Kvarnström)
The Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv will present the company with two programs in May/June 2012
3xBoléro (by Johan Inger, Kenneth Kvarnström, Alexander Ekman)
Sleeping Beauty (by Mats Ek)