This year’s edition of the Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival features performing arts icons such as Laurie Anderson, Ohad Naharin/Batsheva Dance Company, Wim Vandekeybus and James Thierrée, along with emerging stars like Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Arkadi Zaides, Sarah Vanhee and Taoufiq Izeddiou. The festival takes place during ten days in August, and features a total of 18 guest performances from 11 countries.
The festival is presented in collaboration with GöteborgsOperan, Göteborgs Stadsteater, Backa Teater, Folkteatern, 3:e Våningen, Skogen, Atalante, Högskolan för Scen och Musik with Stora Teatern as the central hub and meeting place. As part of a new regional initiative, some performances will also be presented at various venues in Västra Götalandsregionen. These performances are presented in close collaboration with Vara Konserthus, Tjörns kommun and Vitlycke Centre for Performing Arts.
The 2016 Festival Conference sheds its light on performing arts and social responsibilities in relation to the single most pressing political and humanitarian issue of the past year: how do we treat people who are on the run looking for a new future in Europe?
2016 Festival Programme:
Ana Borralho & João Galante (PT)
Arkadi Zaides (IL)
Batsheva Dance Company / Ohad Naharin (IL)
Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt & Andreas Liebmann (DK/CHE)
Dead Centre (IRL) Lippy
Joris Lacoste (FR) Suite No 2
La Compagnie du Hanneton / James Thierrée (FR)
La grenouille avait raison (The Toad Knew)
Laurie Anderson (USA)
Language of the Future (Dear Jack)
Les Colporteurs (FR)
Les Etoiles (The Stars)
Lundahl & Seitl (SE)
An Elegy to the Medium of Film
Marlene Monteiro Freitas (CPV/PT)
Jaguar och Of Ivory and Flesh
Pan Pan Theatre (IRL)
The Seagull and Other Birds
Sarah Vanhee (BE)Oblivion
Schaubühne / Katie Mitchell (DE/UK)
The Forbidden Zone
Taoufiq Izeddiou (MA)
Twisted Feet & Community X (SE/Mflr)
GBG Dance Festival
Ultima Vez / Wim Vandekeybus (BE)
Speak low if you speak love …
Subject to change.
Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival takes place on August 18–27, 2016.
For those of you who want to experience more performances there are a number of beneficial package deals. Tickets to the performances will be released on June 1, but the package deals are already up for grabs. Please read more on gdtf.se
The festival program is produced by our three curators: Sarah Melin, Johannes Öhman and Catharina Bergil. Festival Director is Martin Hansson.
Gothenburg Dance and Theatre Festival is a part of the City of Gothenburg residing at Stora Teatern. The festival is carried out in close collaboration with all partner venues.
Supported by Region Västra Götaland, Swedish Arts Council, The Municipal Associations of Fyrbodal, Skaraborg, Gothenburg Region, Göteborg & Co, Bio Roy, Tjörn, Vara and Tanum’s municipalities and the EU Culture Program through the co-production network NXTSTP.