Ballader

Created for the Royal Swedish Opera


Choreography  Roy Assaf
Collaborator  Ariel freedman
Dancers Mariko Kida & Hokuto Kodama
Music  Johannes Brahms/ 4 ballades
Piano  Roland Pöntinen
Length  30 min.
Premiere  February 20th 2015 at the Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm


When I was done with military service in Israel, I would go to a record store every two weeks to buy a cd. One of the first cd’s I picked up contained of Brahms Ballads Intermezzi. I picked it because of it’s cover - I had no idea who Brahms was. The cover showed pianist Glenn Gould leaning pensively over the keyboard.

I fell in love with the music, and have wanted to create a dance work from it ever since.
— Roy Assaf | 2015

The Royal Swedish Opera photographed by Hans Nilsson

The Royal Swedish Opera photographed by Hans Nilsson

The Royal Swedish Opera photographed by Hans Nilsson

The Royal Swedish Opera photographed by Hans Nilsson

The Royal Swedish Opera photographed by Hans Nilsson

The Royal Swedish Opera photographed by Hans Nilsson

The Royal Swedish Opera photographed by Hans Nilsson


Roy Assaf Dance © 2015