40 M UNDER (dance film 2010)
The dance film 40 M UNDER is Alexander Ekman's first lengthy film project. The film, which was recorded in the summer of 2009 in the former reactor hall at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, focuses on a few people who carry out a type of installation underground.
In November 2009, for the first time ever, Cullberg Ballet made an entrance on the Stockholm House of Dance’s small stage with two new pieces. One of them was Canadian choreographer Benoît Lachambre's first cooperation with Cullberg Ballet; JJ's voices. The dancers carry Janis Joplin's songs through their bodies.
In 2011 Cullberg Ballet performed Jefta van Dinther’s The Way Things Go. The choreographed chain of causes and effects was a great success in Sweden, and van Dinther was acclaimed for his inventive choreography. Now, van Dinther creates a new piece specifically for Cullberg Ballet, this time for large venues, featuring nine of the Cullberg Ballet dancers.
In Cullberg Ballet's Playback the audience gets to chose theme and movement character for what is going to happen on stage. With those choices as starting point the dancers improvise in different constellations and new combinations emerge. Together the audience and the dancers create unique combinations.
WORKS: 11th Floor by Edouard Lock, Tones & Bones by Stina Nyberg
Cullberg Ballet’s next big stage production WORKS offers two different expressions. Choreographer Edouard Lock creates an exclusive and elegant passion drama, inspired by jazz and film noir of the 1950’s. One of the most interesting young choreographers of today; Swedish Stina Nyberg, with a sharp contemporary expression, lets the dancers create music and movements in an integrated work of art where choreography, sound and light are equal.