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.
High heels too
Canadian choreographer Benoît Lachambre creates a new piece for six of the Cullberg Ballet dancers. The idea for the new work came when Lachambre took part in a contemporary dance project at one of Montréal’s burlesque clubs, and created a solo on high heels for a dancer.
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.
Cullberg to come: Word of Mouth
A new work by Tilman O’Donnell in cooperation with Smålands Musik & Teater.
The Strindberg Project
New works by Tilman O’Donnell and Melanie Mederlind.
Opinions on August Strindberg are many and divided. In spring 2012 Cullberg Ballet will be inviting dancer and choreographer Tilman O’Donnell and director Melanie Mederlind to be inspired by, comment on or oppose this Swedish icon. They will each create dance works for an evening’s performance to be premiered on the Dansens Hus main stage in Stockholm on 15 March 2012. Cullberg Ballet will encounter Strindberg in a new form. Exclusive, unexpected and up close.
Opinions on Swedish icon author August Strindberg are many and divided. In director Melanie Mederlind's new work for Cullberg Ballet; Translations, the company encounters Strindberg in a new form. Exclusive, unexpected and up close. Translations is one of two works in The Strindberg Project with premiere in March 2012.
Ekmans Triptych - A Study of Entertainment
A full evening work in three parts by Alexander Ekman. Three separate works weave through a multitude of expressions, where dance meets dialogue, wit becomes wistful and the meaningful cohorts with the meaningless. What is entertainment?
Three works by three choreographers. This autumn Cullberg Ballet tours to Korea and Norway with three works by three contemporary choreographers - xspectacle by Crystal Pite, Negro con Flores by Johan Inger and the dance film 40 M UNDER by Alexander Ekman.
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 Cullberg Ballet, for the first time, made an entrance at the small stage at Dansens Hus in Stockholm. Crystal Pite staged her work xspectacle, sharing an evening with fellow Canadian, choreographer, Benoît Lachambre. xspectacle was originally created for the dance company BMJ Danse in Montréal and was highly acclaimed by the audience and press after its premiere in 2004.
Negro con flores
Johan Inger was the artistic director of Cullberg Ballet from 2003 to 2008. As a choreographer he has created numerous prominent works and his Negro con Flores was a huge success when it premiered in the autumn of 2005. Johan Inger is the recipient of many awards.
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.