Göteborgs Konserthus AIŌN

Event has already taken place. Point Music Festival’s first world première: AIŌN, a dance performance, a visual adventure and a grand symphonic experience with Iceland Dance Company and Gothenburg Symphony.

Concert length: 1 h Scene: Stora salen
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Event has already taken place

A dance performance that is just as much of a visual adventure as it is a grand, symphonic sound experience. AIŌN is inspired by an abstract notion of time and the journey between dimensions, and has its world première at Point Music Festival.

In AIŌN, Erna Ómarsdóttir choreographer and Anna Thorvaldsdottir composer invite the audience on an otherworldly voyage where music and movement merge in a unique way. AIŌN is performed by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and embodied by Iceland Dance Company from Reykjavik.

The two Icelandic artists are both highly acclaimed within their artistic fields. Anna Thorvaldsdottir is currently Composer in Residence with Iceland Symphony Orchestra and her work has been performed by the world’s leading orchestras, like the New York Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic, to name a few. Erna Ómarsdóttir is the Artistic Director of Iceland Dance Company and has received much acclaim for her creations, which have been performed at leading art festivals and theatres worldwide.

AIŌN is a collaboration between Iceland Dance Company, Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Iceland Dance Company is the national dance company of Iceland responsible for developing, creating and nurturing contemporary dance.

A part of Point Music Festival

Throughout Point Music Festival 23-26 May, the Gothenburg Concert Hall will be transformed. With sound, lighting and design, we’ll create an atmosphere where anything can happen. An atmosphere where music, dance, performing art and other art forms meet in new, unexpected ways, sweeping the audience into an adventure. Buy the festival pass that suits you the best or pick your favourite performances!

AIŌN is included in following festival passes: Point PassStora salen PassFriday Pass

Point Music Festival is conducted with the support of the Sten A Olsson foundation for Research and Culture.

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Here you will find all the important information you may need for your visit to the Point Music Festival.


Thorvaldsdottir / Ómarsdottir AION 45 min


Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, called "one of the world's most formidable orchestras" by the Guardian, has toured the USA, Europe, Japan and the Far East and performed at major music centres and festivals throughout the world. Chief conductor is Santtu-Matias Rouvali who started his tenure in 2017. Kent Nagano has been principal guest conductor since 2013. Already at the orchestra's very first years, the great Swedish composer Wilhelm Stenhammar was appointed principal conductor, contributing strongly to the Nordic profile of the orchestra by inviting his colleagues Carl Nielsen and Jean Sibelius to conduct their own works. Subsequent holders of the post include Sergiu Comissiona, Sixten Ehrling and Charles Dutoit. During Neeme Järvi's tenure (1982-2004), the orchestra became a major international force. In 1997 it was appointed the National Orchestra of Sweden. The list of prominent guest conductors has included Wilhelm Furtwängler, Pierre Monteux, Herbert von Karajan, Myung-Whun Chung, Herbert Blomstedt and Sir Simon Rattle. The orchestra also runs extensive concert projects for children, and regularly releases digital live concerts free on www.gsoplay.se. The orchestra has issued over 100 recordings on BIS, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos, Farao Classics and several other labels, including the complete orchestral music by Grieg and the complete symphonies of Sibelius, Nielsen, Stenhammar and Atterberg, and most recently orchestral music by Richard Strauss. The Gothenburg Symphony is owned by the Region Västra Götaland. www.gso.se

Anna-Maria Helsing conductor

Iceland Dance Company dans

Charmene Pang dancer

Elín Signý Weywadt Ragnarsdóttir dancer

Erna Gunnarsdóttir dancer

Félix Urbina Alejandre dancer

Inga Huld Hákonardóttir dancer

Shota Inoue dancer

Tilly Sordat dancer

Una Björg Bjarnadóttir dancer

Anna Thorvaldsdottir composer

Erna Ómarsdottír choreographer

Pierre-Alain Giraud/Valdimar Jóhannsson videodesign

Valdimar Jóhannsson lighting design

Agnieszka Baranowska costume designer

Lovisa Ósk Gunnarsdóttir koreografassistent

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