We spent most of 2010 working on two projects — redesign of our website, and new production of a dance piece for the Göteborg Opera, Sweden. Now that both projects are completed, we'd like to present it more in detail. Eroica is a 50 minutes dance production, with 24 dancers, 50 member philharmonic orchestra, dozens of technicians and support staff.

In his longest work to date, choreographer Lukáš Timulak explores Beethoven’s landmark Symphony No. 3 ‘Eroica’. Inspired by the composer’s personal life, especially his Heiligenstadt period, Timulak looks into the life of an enigmantic man.

Timulak and set designer Peter Biľak also explore the notion of non-linear dance. While non-linear narrative is quite common in film, literature or even theatre, dance typically presents events in chronological succession. Timulak and Biľak introduce production elements that help to clarify that the opening of the piece presents the conclusion, while the subsequent material presents the events leading up to it.

Peter Biľak created a dramatic structure of metal pipes illuminated by individually controlled LED strips.

Conductor: Eri Klas
Choreography Lukáš Timulak
Set design & video: Peter Biľak
Light design: Tom Visser
Costume design: Tomoko Inamura
Performed by: The Göteborg Ballet & The Göteborg Orchestra

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