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A Swan Lake

Numeridanse 2014 - Director : Tudor, Jeff

Choreographer(s) : Ekman, Alexander (Sweden)

Present in collection(s): Numeridanse

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A Swan Lake

Numeridanse 2014 - Director : Tudor, Jeff

Choreographer(s) : Ekman, Alexander (Sweden)

Present in collection(s): Numeridanse

fr

A swan Lake

“I wanted to do something big and wild and different. Something with water!” said choreographer Alexander Ekman and filled the Main Stage at the Oslo Opera House with 5,000 litres of water. 

In A Swan Lake, his new full-length work created for the Norwegian National Ballet, the dancers are joined on stage by actors, a soprano, musicians and 1,000 rubber ducks. Alexander Ekman is an award-winning choreographer, whose work is internationally acclaimed for its inventiveness, musicality and humour. With a score by Swedish composer Mikael Karlsson and costumes by Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov, A Swan Lake takes a fresh and witty look at Tchaikovsky‘s ballet of all ballets. 

Ekman, Alexander

Alexander Ekman is an international choreographer/director creating  pieces for theatres, opera houses and museums. He also directs films and  creates live performances/events in pop up locations around the world.  Ekman has created and collaborated with around 45 dance companies  worldwide including the Royal Swedish Ballet, Cullberg Ballet, Compañia  Nacional de Danza Goteborg Ballet, Iceland Dance Company, Bern Ballet,  Cedar Lake Contemporary Dance, Ballet de l’Opéra du Rhin, The Norwegian  National Ballet, Boston Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Sydney Dance  Company, The Royal Ballet of Denmark and Vienna Ballet. He has also  created for festivals the French Europa Danse and the Athens  International Dance Festival.
In 2005, at the International  Choreography Competition of Hannover, Ekman was awarded first prize by  the critics, and won second prize with Swingle Sisters (one of the  ballets from his Sisters trilogy). During 2011 Ekman also worked as a  teacher/choreographer at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York  City. Ekman’s 2010 work Cacti has become a worldwide hit and has been  performed by 15 dance companies including Sydney Dance Company. The work  was nominated for the Dutch Zwaan dance prize in 2010, the National  Dance Award (UK) in 2012, and also for the prestigious British Olivier  Award. In 2009 Ekman created the dance film 40 Meters Under for and with  Cullberg Ballet, which was broadcasted on national Swedish television.  That autumn he collaborated with the renowned Swedish choreographer Mats  Ek on video projections for Ek’s play Håll
Plats. Ekman also created an  installation for the Modern Museum in Stockholm with dancers of  Cullberg Ballet.
In 2012 he collaborated with Alicia Keys and  incorporated her into his work Tuplet. In 2014 Ekman created his own  version of Swan Lake, a new take on the most famous ballet of them all. A  Swan Lake received enormous attention worldwide and returned to the  Oslo Opera House in 2016. Ekman filled the stage with 6,000 litres of  water creating a real lake on stage. A Swan Lake is available on DVD and  the documentary Rare Birds by TM Rives shows the process of how it  became possible to create a lake inside an opera house. In 2015 Ekman  created his own version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Royal  Swedish Ballet. In September of that year he received the Swedish Medea  Award for “Inventor and renewer”. In 2016, he received the German  theatre award “Der Faust” for his ballet COW for the Semperoper Ballet.

Source: Opéra de Paris

Tudor, Jeff

Jeff Tudor is an award-winning director, producer and writer. His first  feature, Coppelia, mixes live action dance and animation, in a  collaboration with Steven De Beul and Ben Tesseur of Beast Animation.

Before  Coppelia, Jeff was known for capturing and adapting outstanding dance,  music and theatre productions for the screen. He has directed many  multi-camera, feature-length performance films for television and event  cinema.

Awards include the Rose d'Or (Category: Arts), Golden  Prague International Television Festival Czech Crystal (Category:  Performing Arts), Dance Screen Award (Category: Best Live Performance  Relay & Camera Re-Work) and San Francisco Dance Film Festival  (Category: Performance Capture).

Jeff is co-founder of Dutch-British production company 3 minutes West.

A swan Lake

Artistic direction / Conception : Alexander Ekman, Ingrid Lorentzen

Choreography : Alexander Ekman

Choreography assistance : Ana Maria Lucaciu

Interpretation : Le ballet national de Norvège

Live music : The Norwegian National Opera Orchestra Per Kristian Skalstad conductor · Mikael Karlsson, Michael Atkinson orchestration

Video conception : T.M Rives

Lights : Tom Visser

Costumes : Henrik Vibskov

Sound : Mikael Karlsson, Alexander Ekman

Production / Coproduction of the video work : 3 MINUTES WEST - NNB - NRK Arthaus Musik - SVT

Duration : 90'

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