Press releases

5 Dec 2017

Cullbergbaletten to perform at the Nobel Banquet in Stockholm City Hall

“With this piece, I want to emphasize the joy of winter in Scandinavia. Even though it is freezing cold, and at times exhausting, life goes on during these darkest months. So does the dance in this new piece. As it moves through and on top of the melancholy and harshness of ...

3 Feb 2017

Premiere for HYPER by Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir

Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir (IS), living and working in Berlin, has created her first work for Cullbergbaletten with four of Cullbergbaletten’s dancers. The new piece HYPER will premiere at Inkonst in Malmö 8-9 February. In HYPER Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir considers...

28 Sep 2016

Cullbergbaletten tours in the US

Cullbergbaletten tours this fall in the US with Figure a Sea, a project by Deborah Hay and Laurie Anderson. It is the first time since 2002 the world famous Swedish dance company performes in the US, and the tour is made possible with support by The Embassy of Sweden, Washington,...

13 Sep 2016

Stina Dahlström new managing director at Cullbergbaletten

Stina Dahlström currently works at MDT, the international co-production platform and venue for contemporary choreography and performance at Skeppsholmen in Stockholm. “I am very happy! With my experience and network I hope to contribute to Cullbergbaletten’s important ...

7 Sep 2016

Cullbergbaletten celebrates 50 years

The restaging of Birgit Cullberg’s Eurydice is Dead from 1968 will be in collaboration with choreographer and former artistic director Mats Ek and dancer Ana Laguna. “We are delighted and excited to present Eurydice is Dead and to show it alongside our latest creation ...

21 Jun 2016

Jefta van Dinther choreographs an autobiography

Choreographer Jefta van Dinther is back with a new big stage production for Swedish dance company Cullbergbaletten. ELIAS, last year’s major breakthrough artist in Swedish music, whose debut single ‘Revolution’ is a major hit, provides recorded singing and ...

15 Apr 2016

Cullbergbaletten and Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation in collaboration

Cullbergbaletten and Index gallery invites the audience to open talks on dance. Premiere for the new series Cullberg Talks Thursday 28 April at 18:00, Index, Kungsbro Strand 19, Stockholm  Critical reflection on their work has become an indispensable element of the practice of ...

24 Aug 2015

Deborah Hay and Laurie Anderson to create for Cullbergbaletten

Cullbergbaletten continues to challenge the audience’s experience of dance, and by their curious and international collaborations the company changes the dance map. The new creation brings together 21 dancers in an artistic master meeting between some of the performing arts...

2 Feb 2015

Cullberg Ballet repertoire 2015

Cullberg Ballet’s new artistic director Gabriel Smeets presents his first repertoire for the company this spring. First up are two new works, bringing together in the double bill Highlights two of the dance world’s currently most interesting contemporary choreographers ...

14 Apr 2014

Edouard Lock and Stina Nyberg to create for Cullberg Ballet

Renowned choreographer Edouard Lock creates 11th Floor directly for Cullberg Ballet. The work is inspired by jazz and film noir of the 1950’s, and focuses on an unspoken crime of passion, unstable relations and repressed tensions. With music written specially by Gavin Bryars ...

14 Jan 2014

Gabriel Smeets new artistic director of Cullberg Ballet

On his current position Gabriel Smeet has transformed the school in a 4 years-program for choreography and managed to provide the SNDO with a strong position in the international field of performing arts education. Alumni from the SNDO present their works in the international ...

20 May 2013

World premiere for Cullberg Ballet in Amsterdam

In Plateau Effect, the dancers resemble a community that is constantly on the move in an unsettled progression through various terrains. Communicating, transporting, constructing and inhabiting turns into choreography as they unite them in a joint effort to create more than one ...

29 Apr 2013

Grants to Lisa Drake and Alexandra Campbell

Lisa Drake With an ever-growing passion and a great knowledge within the dance field, Lisa Drake takes both herself and the dancers of Cullberg Ballet to new insights and possibilities. As a dancer, and not least as a rehearsal director, she contributes to the company’s ...

12 Dec 2012

Anna Grip to leave Cullberg Ballet next summer

“Different organizations call for different tasks at different times. In my role as Artistic Director at Cullberg Ballet I have endeavoured to develop and manage the company at the same time – that has been my task. Cullberg Ballet has had a long and strong history without me...

3 Oct 2012

Cullberg Ballet to South Korea

For the first time in nearly ten years Cullberg Ballet will be visiting South Korea this coming weekend. Two performances of a three bill will be presented at the international dance festival SIDance in Seoul, South Korea 5-6 October. The company will present three successes at ...

21 Aug 2012

Benoît Lachambre and Jefta van Dinther create new works for Cullberg Ballet

Cullberg Ballet’s first encounter with Jefta van Dinther was last autumn, when he staged The Way Things Go with the company at Kulturhuset in Stockholm. The choreographed chain of events surrounding cause and effect was a huge success and van Dinther received universal praise ...

16 Aug 2012

New dancers at Cullberg Ballet

Since 2010, Cullberg Ballet has had a particular focus on the next generation of dancers, choreographers and audiences. The company’s Cullberg to come programme offers traineeships with the aim of building a bridge for students between training and working life. These ...

26 Apr 2012

Cullberg Ballet, KammarensembleN and Fotografiska in collaboration

Cullberg Ballet, KammarensembleN and Fotografiska collaborate in a new work, specially composed for Fotografiska. Musicians and dancers meet in this improvised work, based on the collaboration between the varying textures in dance, music and image. Five instrumental solo pieces ...

7 Dec 2011

Cullberg Ballet presents The Strindberg Project

“I’m delighted to be back with Cullberg Ballet, this time as a choreographer, to work with the artists who make up the company. One of my sources of inspiration is the writer David Foster Wallace. I read a quote by him just after being asked to work on The Strindberg Project....

5 Sep 2011

Cullberg Ballet to appear in China

9-10 September Cullberg Ballet will present Benoït Lachambre’s JJ’s voices at the Oriental Pioneer Theatre in Beijing. The guest performances are presented at the the Beijing Fringe Festival during which more than 100 performances are staged in various theatres ...