The Göteborg Ballet - Season 2011/2012

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
(by Johan Inger)
Beethoven’s 32 Variation
s (by Örjan Andersson)

(by Kenneth Kvarnström)

The Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv will present the company with two programs in May/June 2012

(by Johan Inger, Kenneth Kvarnström, Alexander Ekman) 
Sleeping Beauty (by Mats Ek)

Adolphe Binder is the new Artistic Director of The Göteborg Ballet, starting from the 2011/2012 season. She has previously been the Artistic Director and Administrative Director of the BerlinBallet at Komische Oper and Chief Dramaturge of the dance company of the Deutsche Oper in Berlin. She has also worked as Curator and Program Director for international dance festivals and the world Expo 2000 in Hannover. Adolphe Binder is the founder of creative productions Binder & Partner Berlin.


A complete success...  It’s definitely worth keeping an eye on this company”
Frankfurter Allgemeine

“A tremendous hit. A knockout evening”
Dagens Nyheter

A night that leaves the audience smiling happily”
Svenska Dagbladet

“Inger’s choreography is carefree and lively, and the dancers are too”
Frankfurter Allgemeine

“A brilliant dance piece”
Dagens Nyheter

“…the piece is over. 1300 people go wild.”
Frankfurter Allgemeine

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Newsletter Göteborg Ballet.

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Carin Arell
Press Manager

Phone: +46 31-10 80 35


V.i.S.d.P.: Adolphe Binder
Fotos: Ingmar Jernberg, Mats Bäcker, Hans Peter Kuhn, Joakim Roos
Editor: Annette Pussert
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