Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, dear Colleagues and Friends,
According to the reviews, The Göteborg Ballet “dazzles in West Coast debut” (The Oregonian). About 3600 visitors came to see it's All-Nordic Program: The Göteborg Ballet excelled at White Bird, Portland, Oregonand the success continued at Carolina Performing Arts in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
The reknown contemporary dance company captured the US audience with it’s All-Nordic Program containing Falter by Johan Inger, Beethoven’s 32 Variations by Örjan Andersson and OreloB by Kenneth Kvarnström. The audience was entusiastic - each show elicited standing ovations!
"... the three-part repertory program gives voice to Beethoven in crisp neoclassical abstraction beautifully accompanied on live solo piano, shatters Maurice Ravel's "Boléro" in aggressively industrial sound and movement, and conjures an eerie wasteland with hand-held lights and ominous curtains of thick rope, behind which the dancers fight for survival."
"If the three pieces the company performed are representative, the journey from traditional to contemporary is complete."
"It’s rhythmic, sexy, trancelike – maybe something like Ravel’s music was when it was fresh, before it became commonplace."
Oregon ArtsWatch, on Kenneth Kvarnström’s OreloB
"Kenneth Kvarnstrom’s OreloB (that’s Bolero backwards) was an almost immediate pick-me-up, a piece in which the music and dance were completely intertwined, feeding inventively off of each other and creating an almost narcotic transformation, a dervish sensory swirl, in the audience."
Oregon ArtsWatch on Kenneth Kvarnström’s OreloB
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