RIPTIDE

AVAILABLE UNTIL: AUGUST 21
RUNNING TIME: 36 MINS

BALLET | RIPTIDE + SHIFT | CACTI

We end this season with a world premiere made exclusively for the Royal Swedish Ballet. Riptide is the first major dance performance created by the Icelandic choreographer and dancer Hlín Hjálmarsdóttir and it is the first time that the Royal Swedish Opera has staged a performance as a film.
Choreographer Hlín Hjálmarsdóttir has created a new performance exclusively for the Royal Swedish Ballet in close collaboration with the artist and designer Martin Bergström. Together with the musicians Jacob Haage and Sarah Assbring (El Perro del Mar) and lighting designer Linus Fellbom, Riptide depicts an ancient and timeless theme; namely exclusion. The title refers to a strong tidal current that is ruthless and dangerous. The result is a production which features strong visual elements of scenography, costume, lighting, music and movements:

»In Riptide, the choreographer, who is deeply rooted in the present, depicts the phenomenon of social exclusion. While the pandemic has dramatically affected our lives, the message is clear and relevant - social context is crucial for good health. Like Nijinsky and Stravinsky's works The Rite of Spring, this choreography offers a refined advanced language and the pulse of the collective. It is fulfilling, sensible and strong. This is what art does; it brings you together to life.« Nicolas Le Riche, ballet director at the Royal Swedish Opera.

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PREMIERE TALK 
Riptide

Meet choreographer Hlín Hjálmarsdóttir, Martin Bergström (stage and costume design), Jacob Haage & Sarah Assbring/El Perro del Mar (music) plus dramaturge Staffan Roos in a conversation about the piece Riptide.
With Katarina Aronsson, dramaturge of the Royal Swedish Opera.

Cast & Team Riptide

Choreographer Hlín Hjálmarsdóttir
Music Jacob Haage, Sarah Assbring, El Perro del Mar
Stage design & Costume Martin Bergström
Light Linus Fellbom
Dramaturge Staffan Roos
Assistant Choreographer Anton Valdbauer

From the Royal Swedish Ballet 
                                         
Coralie Aulas
Daria Ivanova
Emily Slawski
Lisa Van Cauwenbergh
Kaho Yanagisawa
Joakim Adeberg
Jonatan Davidsson
Hampus Gauffin
Julien Keulen
Dawid Kupinski
Samuele Ninci
Ethan Watts