Alexander Ekman

Alexander Ekman is an internationally sought after choreographer producing entertaining works of artistic integrity within the contemporary and classical dance world. Alexander Ekman has created 35 works to date. His works are being performed worldwide by companies such as the Boston Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Norwegian National Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Dresden Semper Oper, Vienna Staatsballet, Sao Paulo City Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet and Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. Ekmans's works are known for their clever ideas, fast-paced choreography and abundance of humor. Besides holding the choreographic credit, he regularly designs the set/costumes and co-composes the music for his creations.

 

Alexander Ekman also creates unique performances in collaboration with different disciplines. His dance film 40 M UNDER (2009 Cullberg Ballet) formed part of a triple bill performance. In 2012 Ekman incorporated pop singer Alicia Keys into his choreographic work Tuplet for her annual Black Ball event in New York. This work was originally made for Cedar Lake Dance Company utilizing a score created with the dancers' own rhythmic impulses and employing their bodies as percussion instruments. In 2014 Alexander Ekman made his debut on the main stage of the Norwegian Opera House, with a surrealist interpretation of the classic ballet Swan Lake, creating his own version for the Norwegian National Ballet. Together with top designer Hendrik Vibskov and with new musical score by composer Mikael Karlsson, Ekman produced this groundbreaking performance in which he transformed the stage into an actual lake. Vibskov adopted part of the choreography for his Fall Collection Show in Paris and for his Copenhagen Show during Fashion Week. ‘A Swan Lake’ has received outstanding attention worldwide and will return to the Oslo Opera House in 2016.

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