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Noetic
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Dance

Noetic & Icon

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Szymon Brzóska

Presentation

Structure and freedom, icons and iconoclasm

Noetic and Icon: these two choreographies created by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui with the Göteborgsoperans Danskompani form a diptych that could be seen to represent both the natural elements of air and earth and the political elements of a structured society versus a world governed by primitive behaviour. Noetic explores, through a series of movements that appear mechanical and automated, our instinctive need to structure our existence and yet, at the same time, to free ourselves from rules. Icon takes as its starting point iconoclasm and our relationship to images – how we create them and revere them, before demolishing them and replacing them with new idols. Other artists join in this exploration: the sets are the work of the sculptor and visual artist Antony Gormley, while the costumes are by the Antwerp stylists Les Hommes and Jan-Jan Van Essche. Two new works situated at the crossroads of art and our current concerns.

Gallery

Gallery

Cast
Cast

NOETIC

Choreography SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI
Composer SZYMON BRZÓSKA
Set design ANTONY GORMLEY
Costumes LES HOMMES
Dramaturgy ADOLPHE BINDER
Lighting DAVID STOKHOLM
Percussion TSUBASA HORI
Voice MIRIAM ANDERSÉN
Choreography assistans JAMES O'HARA, ELIAS LAZARIDIS, HELDER SEABRA

Danced by
GÖTEBORGSOPERANS DANSKOMPANI

Orchestra
GÖTEBORGSOPERANS ORKESTER (recorded) / led by HENRIK SCHAEFER

ICON

Choreography SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI
Music and chants by ANNA SATO & PATRIZIA BOVI
Set design ANTONY GORMLEY
Costumes JAN-JAN VAN ESSCHE
Lighting DAVID STOKHOLM Dramaturgy ANTONIO CUENCA RUIZ
Clay Masters MATILDA HAGGÄRDE, JOEL STUART-BECK

Danced by
EASTMAN
GÖTEBORGSOPERANS DANSKOMPANI

Musicians
ANNA SATO, PATRIZIA BOVI, TSUBASA HORI, KAZUNARI ABE, WOOJAE PARK

 

PRODUCTIONGöteborgsOperans Danskompani
CO-PRODUCTIONLa Monnaie / De Munt

Agenda

Agenda