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.
Cullberg Out in context - PlaybackRead more about show
Cullberg to come: Word of MouthRead more about show
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.
Inhouse at Cullberg Ballet 27, 28 February, 1 March
The dancers present their own works on our home turf at Riksteatern in Hallunda, south of Stockholm. Join us for dancers in motorcycle helmets, video art installations, visual art, and a new version of Hamlet!
The Icelandic choreographer Margrét Sara Gudjónsdóttirs international audience success Soft target will be presented in a new try out version: Targeted, created with three of the company's dancers. Former Cullberg Ballet dancer, Canadian Hanako Hoshimi-Caines returns to Sweden with a new creation I read fiction to keep it real.
Free buses for the audience depart from Stockholm city center, Cityterminalen Thursday and Friday at 17:45 and returns from Hallunda at 21.00. Book the bus ticket and ticket to performance at firstname.lastname@example.org. Free admission! Limited number of seats!
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.
Press cuttings Plateau Effect
"Brutal, brilliant and thrilling by Cullberg Ballet."
"...a puzzling and intelligent ballet with a brilliant final."
"The long beginning is purely fabulous. Vertiginous, mysteriously beautiful, providing examples of Jefta van Dinther's choreographic trademark: the ability to, from a nearly simple concreteness, create an as intelligent as sensual associatively flow of movement."
SamlingenRead 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.
WORKS: 11th Floor by Edouard Lock, Tones & Bones by Stina Nyberg
Cullberg Ballet’s next big stage production WORKS offers two different expressions. Choreographer Edouard Lock creates an exclusive and elegant passion drama, inspired by jazz and film noir of the 1950’s. One of the most interesting young choreographers of today; Swedish Stina Nyberg, with a sharp contemporary expression, lets the dancers create music and movements in an integrated work of art where choreography, sound and light are equal. WORKS shows the brilliance of Cullberg Ballet in two contrasting works.
"Luminous, consummate Cullberg"
"Compressed and suggestive"
"...a complete experience"
"...brilliant mastery of technique and expression"
"Smart, restrained, expressive - black is the new black. For Cullberg Ballet, almost anything is possible"
"A narrative in constant motion, a story that continuously surprises and challenges"