SKID & Wild Poetry by Damien Jalet & Hofesh Shechter GöteborgsOperans Danskompani

29 till 31 May 2024


Amare, The Hague

€20.00 - €54.00

Tickets

From 29th to 31st of May, we show the captivating GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, one of Europe's most innovative and dynamic contemporary dance companies. Presenting a compelling double bill, the company showcases their acclaimed piece Skid, choreographed by the French/Belgian virtuoso Damien Jalet, alongside a new creation by none other than Hofesh Shechter.

“...what Hofesh Shechter and his incomparable dancers do is not only world-class. It’s an illustration of art's power and ability to truly enrich people.”

— Aftonbladet

SKID
SKID, set on a dance floor tilted at a daring 34° angle, pushes the boundaries of the dancers, defying the constraints of gravity. The outcome is a series of spine-chilling scenarios, powerful visuals, and unexpectedly poignant moments. In the words of choreographer Jalet, "It's about dancers who master the uncontrollable".

As the dancers gracefully navigate the slope, its unhurried and repetitive cadence creates a hypnotic and strangely beautiful spectacle. The music gradually intensifies, becoming more assertive, louder, and rhythmic, prompting a radical shift in the setting. The dancers ascend from the bottom, engaging in a mesmerizing interplay of climbing, sliding, and ascending anew. The evolving play of light accentuates the shadows, transforming the performance into a captivating moving silhouette game.

Hofesh Shechter
Shechter is a rock star in the world of dance. His work blurs the border between parody and sincerity. Whether as a phantasmagorical collective or individual stars, the dancers are in perpetual motion, transforming the experience through novel expressions, like a boiling ocean from which new images rise to the surface. The effect is intense, surprising, and sometimes even meditative. Hofesh Shechter creates his own atmospheric compositions to accompany his explosive physical style.

About GöteborgsOperans Danskompani
Renowned for making bold and unexpected artistic choices, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani is a trailblazing force in contemporary dance, embodying the beauty, challenges, and unpredictability of life itself. As one of Europe's premier contemporary dance companies, the ensemble, comprising 38 dancers from over 20 countries, contributes to the group's distinctive artistry. Collaborating with world-class choreographers like Hofesh Shechter, the company continuously produces groundbreaking and revolutionary works.

Free introduction
By showing your ticket, there is a free introduction in the Spinoza Foyer. The introduction starts at 7:00 pm. Be on time, as full = full.

Dance & Film
In collaboration with Filmhuis Den Haag, the dance films “Dance & Film” Mist & Encore will be screened on the weekend of May 25 & 26.

Mist is the NDT debut of Belgian-French choreographer Damien Jalet, whose creations are visually stunning, kinetic and thought-provoking. In Encore, classical ballet and modern dance come together in the story of a young ballet dancer who has to turn her life around due to an injury. The film is an ode to dance! More information, dates and tickets for the films can be found here.

Data & tickets

date start time location price tickets
Wed 29 May 2024 19:45 Amare, Den Haag €20,00 - €54,00 order tickets
Thu 30 May 2024 19:45 Amare, Den Haag €20,00 - €54,00 order tickets
Fri 31 May 2024 19:45 Amare, Den Haag €20,00 - €54,00 order tickets

Impressions

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Mats Backer
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Mats Backer
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Lennart Sjöberg
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Lennart Sjöberg

Reviews

A wonderful choreography that pulsates with playfulness and curiosity.

Göteborgs-Posten

Vertiginous, death defying dance

GT

An outstanding masterpiece by GöteborgsOperans Danskompani

Göteborgs-Posten

Credits

This performance can be seen thanks to the International Dance Fund (FIND). Amare, Holland Dance Festival and Nederlands Dans Theater join forces in this fund with the aim of presenting high-profile international dance productions in Amare and profiling The Hague as the dance city of the Netherlands.

SKID
Choreography Damien Jalet
Assistant choreographer Aimilios Arapoglou
Music Christian Fennesz
Additional music Marihiko Hara
Set Design Jim Hodges and Carlos Marques da Cruz
Costume Design Jean-Paul Lespagnard
Lighting Design Joakim Brink

World premiere 7 November 2017, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani
Created in collaboration with the dancers from GöteborgsOperans Danskompani.

Wild Poetry
Choreography, Composer Hofesh Shechter
Costume Design Osnat Kelner Kedem
Lighting Design Tom Visser
Assistant Lighting Design Doef Beernink
Assistant Choreographer Kim Kohlmann
Associate Artistic Direcht, Hofesch Shechter Company Bruno Guillore

Featuring music from other artists

World premiere 3 November 2023 at the Göteborg Opera.

GöteborgsOperans Danskompani 
Artistic director Katrín Hall

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