Enjoy online the ballet "Riptide" of the Royal Swedish Opera

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16 June 2021

Stockholm / Sweden

Experience Opera and Ballet Online, Platform Members

FEDORA Platform supports the online streaming of the ballet "Riptide" by the Royal Swedish Opera

"Riptide" by the Royal Swedish Opera premiered recently!

"Riptide" the first major dance performance created by the Icelandic choreographer and dancer Hlín Hjálmarsdóttir has premiered in June. On this occasion, the Royal Swedish Opera for the first time produced 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 the ancient and timeless theme of 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 and previous FEDORA Jury Member. 

Enjoy this wonderful creation of our Platform Member here as well as an interview of the artist. It is available online until August 21. 

Special thanks to the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union for making this possible.


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