, 24 January 2011

Alexander Ekman, one of those choreographers that can’t be obviated, just like the Nederlands Dans Theater, one of the most solid dance institutions in EU… and despite the youth of the first and the history of the second they’re made for each other…

CACTI was nominated last year for the Zwaan award for ‘most impressive dance production 2010’ by the Dance Panel of the Dutch Theatre and Concert Hall Management Association VSCD, althouth in the end it was Muhanad Rasheed’s Mourning who won.

Alexander Ekman is only 26 y.o. and has become  increasingly in demand on the European dance scene in recent years. His works are known for their clever ideas, fast-paced choreography and abundance of humor. He started his dance training at the age of 5, began studying professionally at age 11 and at the age of 16 joined the Royal Swedish Ballet. Ekman continued his dance career with Nederlands Dans Theater between 2002-2005 and that same year he joined Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm Sweden.

Maybe you know him from his film productions as he’s been working on in recent years.  Though usually integrated in the young Swede’s choreographies, these works also arouse more and more interest on their own.

And to finish… one of his early & best pieces….