Spanish choreographer Marina Mascarell,
creates political, intimate dance poetry with a fine attention to detail. Dagens Nyheter’s review of Mongrel (2015), her first work for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, ran: “A single body with harmoniously sweeping and airy swirling movements.”
This season she will tackle a timeless issue: life as performance. Daily life follows a script in which we all play different roles. We do it so well that in the end life itself becomes a show, both for those who observe us and for ourselves. To further illustrate this theme, Marina Mascarell will collaborate with architect Ludmila Rodrigues and multimedia artist Mike Rijnierse, who together will create theatrical rooms of light.
Choreographer Hofesh Shechter
In the space of less than six months in 2007, the Israeli/British choreographer Hofesh Shechter went from being virtually unknown to filling the biggest dance theatres in the UK. Today he is one of the world’s most celebrated choreographers – impossible to predict but with an unmistakable style.
His choreography is anarchic, explosive and masterful – yet also tender, compassionate and vibrant. He blends satire with depth, chaos with order and primal animal drives with human longing.
Hofesh Shechter is based at Sadler’s Wells in London, runs his own company and often composes the music for his works himself – muted, dense soundscapes, pulsating with wild energy. He has also choreographed for theatre, television, opera and musicals, including Broadway, as well as for the Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House. This will be his first work for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.
“Having met the dancers for an introductory exchange, I found them to be of the most talented and adaptable group of dancers on the planet. It is so rare to meet a group of dancers and have an instant click with them. It both excites me and scares me what we might be able to do together. I look forward to pushing their physicality and having them push my creativity to new places,” says Hofesh.