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Design: Bror RudiProtagonist
Choreographer Jefta van Dinther is back with a new big stage production for 14 dancers in Cullbergbaletten. Elias, last year's major breakthrough artist in Swedish music, whose debut single 'Revolution' was a big hit last spring, provides recorded singing and voice-over

The Mental States of Sweden in Dance
One of Sweden’s most famous, leading directors and playwrights Mattias Andersson will create dance with the dancers of Cullbergbaletten and for the very first time Andersson works with dancers.

Photo: Carl ThorborgThe Return of the Modern Dance, by Trajal Harrell 
In the history of dance the communication between dancer and audience has fascinated a lot of choreographers, dance makers and dancers. What is defining the communication between the one who dances and the one who watches?

Foto: Urban JörénPlateau Effect, by Jefta van Dinther

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.

Photo: Urban JörénFigure a Sea - choreography by Deborah Hay, music/sound score by Laurie Anderson

Figure a Sea is a large group dance, a landscape in which human voice and activity combine to create a grand and emotional silence within the theater. How is it possible to sustain that silence in the hearts and minds of the performers and audiences alike? The choreographer Deborah Hay creates a new piece; Figure a Sea with sound score by composer Laurie Anderson.

11th Floor by Edouard LockPhoto: Carl Thorborg
In his first commissioned work for the company, choreographer Edouard Lock has created an exclusive and elegant passion drama, inspired by jazz and film noir of the 1950’s. 11th Floor had its words premiere in Umeå in Autumn 2014. 

Photo: Urban JörénAgainst the Current, Glow by Christian Duarte

Brazilian choreographer Cristian Duarte creates his first work for Cullbergbaletten to new music created on theremin and synthesizers by Brazilian composer and musician Tom Monteiro. The solo Against the Current,Glow is created as four unique solo projects with the the idea of an expedition into the depths of a dancer’s sensory archives. In his work, Cristian Duarte has previously focused on the dancers' training history and movements they have created in previous works.

Design: Bror Rudi Reproduction (2015), by Eszter Salamon

In the history of dance the communication between dancer and audience has fascinated a lot of choreographers, dance makers and dancers. What is defining the communication between the one who dances and the one who watches?

Intergalactic Underwater Palace

Cullbergbaletten has in collaboration with Riksteatern created a new dance production; Intergalactic Underwater Palace. The performance is for 10-12 year olds and on stage there are four dancers and a musician. The choreographer, Sebastian Matthias, born and raised in Germany, has created a playful and captivating performance that challenges the senses. Unexpectedly and dynamically, the dancers move among the audience.