Alexander Ekman

Move to Move

28 May 2012

None of us was there 3 weeks ago for the return of Ohad Naharin to the Nederlands Theatre 1 and his ballet Secus, nor for Sol León and Paul Lightfoot’s Silent Screen & Shine a Light…. or last February for Alexander Ekman’s premiere of his new piece Left right Left right. But the wonders of technology allow us to have this week the opportunity to watch one of the NDT performances live from your cinema sofa.

It will happen this Thursday in one of the Pathe 400 cinemas that the live performance of the NDT1 “Move to move” will be presented live from La Haye, and on top of that we’ll get (pre-recorded unfortunately) Ekman’s newest piece for the NDT2.

You can ignore our advice and miss it, or watch this first partnership with what we hope will become some sort of regular habit. Many European cities will get this bizarre opportunity (all over France, Brussels, Madrid, Prague..) so if you live in one of those lucky places… GO! Not cheap (around 20€) but not your average evening neither. More info this way.

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Episode 31

19 December 2011

Two months for the rehearsal of this big moving installation. Episode 31 took a group of the senior students (4th year) at the Juilliard school to prepare a piece for last week’s New Dances: Edition 2011.

Is it one of those crazy improv reunions that happen nearly on a monthly basis in NY? Nope, for them it was more about studying how the piece would work  in different settings: born in a studio, experimented in the NY streets and finally presenting it on the stage.

Episode 31 by Alexander Ekman is one of the 4 pieces (together with “The Way It Feels” by Monica Bill Barnes; “The Radiant Ocean (of Proud Vanishing Beauty)” by Alex Ketley and “Fortune” by Pam Tanowitz), that premiered last week at the Peter Jay sharp theatre as part of Julliad’s 2011 New Dances.

The aim of this 4 guest choreographers and teaching artists is to support the Juilliard faculty in opening the dancer’s eyes and minds to all the choreographic possibilities that lie ahead. A challenge not every choreographer accepts when Lawrence Rhodes invites someone to participate in the annual program, hopefully next year we’ll see less-stage and more interactivity taken outside those glass doors.

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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…

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