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A dance show exploring the shared loneliness of human beings.

Dance work by Johan Inger. Dance work by Imre and Marne van Opstal

World premiere of two dance works. The show’s choreographers are from different generations but share a background as dancers at the prestigious Nederlands Dans Theater. They also share a curiosity about human nature.

Creation by Johan Inger

Johan Inger has created works for eminent dance companies worldwide. He has been artistic director of Cullbergbaletten and house choreographer at the Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT). His latest work in Gothenburg was the evocative Falter (2010), involving nine dancers and 64 ropes. He now presents a new work inspired by the dancers’ creativity and individual artistry.


Choreography Johan Inger
New music Amos Ben-Tal
Set design EstudiodeDos (aapee): Curt Allen Wilmer and Leticia Gañan Calvo
Costume design Bregje van Balen
Dramaturgy Gregor Acuña Hormaechea
Lighting design David Stokholm
Assistant choreographer Yvan Dubreuil

Creation by Imre and Marne van Opstal

After both enjoying stellar dance careers, in recent years Imre and Marne van Opstal have gained increasing recognition as a dance duo with strong physical expression. With GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, they build a fascinating world governed by human instincts. How do we deal with shared pressures, and how do we rebuild ourselves after almost everything has been destroyed?


Choreography, set and costume design Imre van Opstal, Marne van Opstal
Music and sound design Amos Ben-Tal
Dramaturgy Xanthe van Opstal
Set and lighting design Tom Visser

GöteborgsOperans Danskompani

Don’t forget that GöteborgsOperan offer introductions on the Small Stage before all dance performances (except premieres and guest performances).

Introductions shed light on the work and the choreographic process. They start one hour before the performance and last about 20 minutes. Free admission with a booked ticket.

Credits: Lennart Sjöberg