Sang Jijia's As It Were trailer

S & S
Hypnotic dance for the curious. A dance program by Sang Jijia and Sharon Eyal.

S & S are two creations that weave together movement, light and sound into a distinctive and engrossing world premiere.

“S & S confirms the dance company’s leading position with two exquisitely executed, contrasting performances” — Svenska Dagbladet
“Both shows, brilliant and intense” — Dagens Nyheter
“The audience attending the premiere held its breath, and then delivered a rousing standing ovation. ‘GöteborgsOperans Danskompani has done it again!’ ” — Swedish Radio, Culture News
“GöteborgsOperans Danskompani once again, gets the highest possible marks” — Göteborgs-Posten

A same space but are detached from one another. We know what we want to say, but intentions can become confused.

One by one, sheets of black tissue slowly float down to the stage from above. The dancers’ movements create white negative spaces within the black. Sometimes, the unspoken says more than the spoken. as it were
Creation by Sang Jijia
“Incredibly beautiful and melancholy” — Svenska Dagbladet
“Beautiful. Just, beautiful” — Dagens Nyheter

According to Chinese philosophy, silence contains as much meaning as what is uttered; for calligraphy and other pictorial arts, the negative space between brushstrokes is as important as what the brushstrokes represent – this emptiness contains the essence. So relates Tibetan-Chinese choreographer Sang Jijia.

As it were, Sang Jijia's first creation for GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, is about communication – about the joy of getting through to someone else, but also about everything that gets lost or is misunderstood. As humans, we share the

Sang Jijia is known for his alluring creations that combine astounding physical dance with an emotional touch, often reinforced by video projections and multimedia. He has been a dancer and assistant choreographer to the legendary William Forsythe, and today is a well-established and in-demand name in Asia.

Choreographer: Sang Jijia
Music: Dickson Dee