Out of the Blue, new work for Skanes Dansteater and Malmo Opera

12 sep 2021

Anouk is currently rehearsing in Malmö with the wonderful dancers of Skanes Dansteater and their dedicated staff, for a large-scale production at the Malmö Opera, with Malmö Opera Orchestra and Malmö Opera Children's Choir and one young soloist dancer.

Out of the Blue departs from creation myths present in cultures throughout history until present day, as a group emerge from an abstracted blue world. They collect, invent and parade artefacts from lost, threatened or imagined worlds in ever-changing processions, uniting, colliding and joining forces again.

Ancient rituals turn into commerce, pagan beliefs merge with seasonal feasts, humans transform into cyborg plants. Out of the Blue celebrates the power of the imagination, and the resilience to adapt to unstable conditions as we prepare for a future yet unknown.

Concept, choreography, direction Anouk van Dijk

Music Johann Sebastian Bach, Björk, Michael Gordon, Mikael Karlsson, Igor Stravinsky, Kevin Volans

Arrangements Bob Zimmerman

Conductor Daniela Musca

Set and light design Theun Mosk

Costume design Jessica Helbach

Choreographer's assistant Jenia Kasatkina


World premiere December 4, 2021

Also performed Dec 8, 9,12,14, 15, 28, 29 2021 and Jan 4, 5, 8, 9 2022

Venue Malmö Opera
Duration 80 mins, no interval
Age Recommended from 11 years