40 M UNDER (dance film)
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.
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Ekman's Triptych - A Study of Entertainment
A full evening work in three parts by Alexander Ekman.
Choreographer Alexander Ekman is conquering the international dance scene. Four years ago he was said to be “a rising young choreographer to keep an eye on”. August 2010 he created his first full length evening: Ekman’s Triptych - A Study of Entertainment. 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?
High heels too
Canadian choreographer Benoît Lachambre creates a new piece for six of the Cullberg Ballet dancers, with world première in Stockholm in March 2013. 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 the new piece for Cullberg Ballet; High heels too, Lachambre collaborates with costume designer Alexandra Bertaut, visual artist Laurent Goldring, both based in Paris, and the New York-based composer Hahn Rowe.
In November 2009, for the first time ever, Cullberg Ballet made an entrance on the Stockholm House of Dance’s small stage with Canadian choreographers Crystal Pite's work xspectacle and Benoît Lachambre's JJ's voices.
In autumn 2011 Cullberg Ballet performed Jefta van Dinther’s The Way Things Go at Kulturhuset in Stockholm. The choreographed chain of causes and effects, which had its world première in 2009, 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. Plateau Effect will have its world premiere in the summer of 2013. Read more about show
The Strindberg Project
New works by Tilman O’Donnell and Melanie Mederlind
"It is humorous and effective and gradually builds to culminate in a moving whole." Aftonbladet
"Lyrical atmosphere." Svenska Dagbladet
"Playfulness and humour." Svenska Dagbladet
"Striking beautiful and thoughtful meditation..." Dagens Nyheter
"...subtle humour..." Dagens Nyheter
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.
True Stories of Castaways and Other Survivors
Norwegian choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen created a new piece for Cullberg Ballet in spring 2011; True Stories of Castaways and Other Survivors. Eight of Cullberg Ballet's dancers perform in this illustrative piece.