Even heroes stumble sometimes.
The boundary between dance and theater is blurred when choreographer Örjan Andersson builds a performance based on Homer's epic heroic poem about war, love and longing. Here, the human fall height is explored in a magnificent scenography. About wanting to find home. Being brilliant and amazing, but sometimes having to get lost and maybe make mistakes along the way.
- It is fascinating to work with and animate a classic story in this way. To create a Homeric, humorous and slightly bizarre fantasy world together with both actors and dancers, says choreographer and director Örjan Andersson.
In words and movement, the story of Odysseus is retold, who on his way home from the Trojan War has many adventures and mishaps. Who wanders the sea for ten years, encountering cyclops, sirens and sea monsters before finally reuniting with Penelope. Meanwhile the gods watch him.
Co-production between Backa Teater and Andersson Dance. Premiere in Gothenburg the 17th of February 2024.
Mozart's Requiem in choreography by Örjan Andersson was played to full houses in 2019 and praised by audiences and reviewers. This fall, the success is back. Örjan Andersson has created a musty and sonorous work for Skånes Dansteater, Malmö Opera Choir and Malmö Opera Orchestra. Join us in one of the most legendary and beloved works in the history of classical music. New premiere at Malmö Opera 28 October.
Working with actors and dancers in the production A Dream Play that will premiere at Folkteaern in Gothenburg on the 23rd of September.
Director and choreographer
Scenography and light concept
Composer and sound design
Franz Edvard Cedrins
Jernej Bizjak, Takuya Fujisawa, Kevin Foo, Sanna Hultman, Anna Lundström, Javier Perez, Emilia Roosmann, Sofia Sangregorio, Jonas Sjöqvist och Sara Wikström
Make up and wig design
We are heading towards the premiere of our new production 'Mössan' next week. Today we are having our last day of rehearsals at SITE before we are moving on to Elverket. We perform the 11 - 13th of May before we are traveling to Regionteater Blekinge Kronoberg on the 19th of May.
The rehearsal period of 'Mössan' is now continuing at SITE in Stockholm. Working together with Olof Yassin, Julia Benon, Franz Edvard Cedrins och Albin Åkerman in the new creation that will premiere at Elverket on the 11th of May.
It is always a great pleasure to collaborate with our fantastic dancers Paul Lee, Eve Ganneau, Jozsef Forro, Javier Perez Perez and Ida Holmlund and the amazing Scottish Ensemble in this production! We are in our eighth year of the show and it looks like it could go on for a while longer!
We are vistiting The Netherlands at the moment with 'Goldberg Variations - Ternary patterns for insomnia'. This time we have the pleasure to perform in big concert halls for a large audience. It's also wonderful to be able to perform in venues that are built for live music, of course!
We started the tour in Rotterdam at De Delen on the 18th of March before we went to Utrecht to performa at TivoliVredenburg. Tonight on the 21st of March we are performing at SPOT in Groningen and we move on to Music & Stadteater Arnhem on the 22nd of March for our last performance on this tour.
Just home after 5 performances in Scotland and England. So nice to be back in Glasgow were it all started with 'Goldberg Variations- ternary patterns for insomnia' in 2015. We had 2 great shows at Tramway in Glasgow before we visited Inverness and Dundee. The last stop on our UK tour was the theatre of Northern Ballet in Leeds. In just a few days we depart to The Netherlands for performances at De Doelen in Rotterdam, TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht, SPOT in Groningen and finally at Music & Stadteater Arnhem. Looking forward to this!
Our new production 'Mössan' will premiere at Elverket, Dansens Hus on the 11th of May 2023.
Performances also the 12th and 13th of May. We will also perform at Lokstallarna in Karlshamn on the 19th of May.
We return to Stockholm with 'Promise land' in November and will perform at Folkets Hus Bagarmossen on the 24th and 25th. We continue to Tibble Teater in Täby on the 26th of November.
Scenography/ costume design/text
Brittanie Brown, Daniel Staaf
Javier Perez Perez
Andersson Dance & Riksteatern
Tomorrow is the last performance of 'Exit Parkour' at Dramaten. We have had a long period of performances together with the fantastic ensemble at Unga Dramaten as well as the amazing Ahmed Matar. A lot of young people have gotten the possibility to hear Matar's story and we hope to be able to share it again soon.
REGI OCH KOREOGRAFI
SCENOGRAFI OCH LJUS
MASK OCH PERUK
ANNA SÓLEY TRYGGVADÓTTIR
On October the 4th we started our tour with 'Partita no. 2 - sei solo'. The tour was arranged by Dancenet Sweden and this time we visited Västerås, Uppsala, Kungsbacka and Falun. So much fun to get to do this piece again!
We also got the chance to meet the audience in our physical introductions as well as through our after talks.
Choreography: Örjan Andersson
Violinist: Jonathan Morton
Music: JS Bach, BJ Nilsen
Sound Design: BJ Nilsen
Scenography – and Light Design: Chrisander Brun
Costume design: Jenny Nordberg
Dancers: Laura Cornejo, Jim De Block, Takuya Fujisawa, Sofia Sangregorio and Sarah Stanley
Photographer: Mats Bäcker
Rehearsing Exit Parkour this week before we have our first performance on Friday 19th of August.
Next week we open the doors to Ukrainian refugees to see 'Goldberg Variations- ternary patterns for insomnia' at Folkoperan.
We wish to thank Kulturforum STHLM for the initiative!
The journey of "Goldberg Variations - ternary patterns for insomnia" continues. We are happy to announce that we will perform @folkoperan on the 2nd and 3rd of June and finally bring back the performance to Stockholm where it all started in 2015.
Andersson Dance meets Jönköping's Sinfonietta in a work that has become increasingly currentl during the spring. Orchestra and dancers together create a dance and music performance unlike any other. To music by Bach – and Shostakovich.
The movement of the bodies in relation to each other and the room creates a musical and dance performance unlike anything else. In recent years, choreographer Örjan Andersson has focused on working with "all kinds of bodies" and mixes different performers on stage; musicians, dancers, singers and actors. He brings this concept to Spira when twenty musicians from the Sinfonietta take place on stage together with dancers in a choreography of bodies, music and movement. "There is no traditional form with the musicians in one place and the dancers on stage, but we work with the musicians and dancers completely democratically in the room."
'Red revistited will premiere at Kulturhuset Spira the 14th of April and is a collaboration between Andersson Dance, Kulturhuset Spira and Jönköpings Sinfonietta.
For tickets : https://www.smot.se/andersson-dance-och-sinfoniettan/
Orpheus & Eurydice was performed at the Royal Opera 2020, directed by Örjan Andersson. It is a collaboration between Unga på Operan and Unga Dramaten and is one of 14 Swedish performances to be shown digitally during the international festival held in Helsingborg 17-21 May.
- We are happy and proud that Orpheus and Eurydice have been selected as Sweden's largest festival for performing arts for children and young people. It's big!, says Ellen Lamm, artistic director of Unga at the Opera.
The performance is a cross-genre all-art work of dance, acting and music and is based on the myth of Orpheus who, in despair, loses his beloved, descends into the underworld to get her back. Young voices from the present gives the set an extra dimension.
In its motivation, the jury writes: "Unga Dramaten and Unga på Operan invite you to a magnificent performance that crackles with intensity and energy where the different art forms work together, as well as the disciplines shine for themselves. The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is given an inventive reinterpretation that inspires continued conversations about death. All framed in a fantastic stage room."
Orpheus & Eurydike will be shown digitally during the Bibu festival, which takes place in Helsingborg 17-21 May.
Goldberg Variations - ternary patterns for insomnia' is remounted in Stockholm in June 2022. The work for 11 musicians and 5 dancers opened in 2015 at Dansens Hus in Stockholm. Now the work returns to Stockholm with performances at Folkoperan 2-3 June 2022.
'Partita no.2 - sei solo' will premiere at Elverket on the 26th of November.
26, 27, 28 November Dansens Hus / Elverket
1 December Norrlands Operan
3,4, 5 December Dansens Hus/ Elverket
Tickets for 'Partita no.2 - sei solo' are released today at Elverket (Dansens Hus).
For tickets se link below.
Finally - tickets released! Andersson Dance and Riksteatern present ”Promise land” at Regionmuseet Skåne in Kristianstad July 9 - July 17 in conjunction with Helene Billgrens exhibition "Internmeddelandeh”.
The work - which opened at Dansens Hus last fall - is the result of an encounter between visual artist Helene Billgren and choreographer Örjan Andersson - and is created with and performed by Brittanie Brown and Jenny Nilson! Tickets are limited, book now, for our shows July 9,10,13,14,15,16 and 17!
Andersson Dance premieres ”Partita no.2 – sei solo” in collaboration with Scottish Ensemble at Dansens Hus in November 2021. Performances will be presented från 26 th of November - 6th of December at Dansens Hus recently announced added venue -Elverket.
We have started the rehearsals of 'Partita no. 2 -sei solo' in Stockholm together with Jim De Block, Takuya Fujisawa, Ashley Wright, Emilia Fridholm och Johanna Wernmo.
This coming fall Andersson Dance will cooperate with violinist Jonathan Morton from Scottish Ensemble in our new production 'Partita no. 2 - sei solo'.
The piece will premiere at Dansens Hus on November 26th 2021.