Left Right Left Right

With Left Right Left Right’ Alexander Ekman created a worthy successor of his 2010 hit ‘Cacti‘. The rhythmic group choreography is danced by eighteen young dancers of NDT 2. With a healthy dose of humor, they bring an impressive synchronous performance on treadmills, to the Pizzicato Polka by Johann Strauss. Alexander Ekman created the choreography […]

Episode 31

Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman is known for his fast-paced timing, witty humor, and clever choreography, and Episode 31 does not disappoint. Episode 31 opened on a screen where the audience watched a video of the artists of Pennsylvania Ballet rehearsing and talking about their feelings about the piece. The footage moves to follow the dancers […]

40m Under

40 M Under is a dance film by choreographer Alexander Ekman, featuring Cullberg Ballet. Recorded in the summer of 2009, the film portrays an underground installation set within a former nuclear reactor hall at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Ekman plays with perspective, tempo, and images, to showcase the strong personalities of the […]

Swan Lake

“Why let reality get in the way of a good story?” exclaims one of the characters of this artwork that lies somewhere between stage play and ballet—a fitting question with which to approach A Swan Lake by Alexander Ekman. In the first act, reworked excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s beloved score mix with scathing, absurd, and witty […]


A sparkling personality on the contemporary dance scene, Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman has been invited for the first time to work with the dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet. Trained at the Swedish Royal Ballet, he danced with the Nederlands Dans Theater and the Ballet Cullberg before turning to choreography. His language, both visceral and […]

Dare to Say

In continuation of our season 2020-2021, Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) is very excited to present the second programme, performed by NDT 2. Dare to Say presents two works by distinctive makers. Alexander Ekman and Dimo Milev challenge the dancers of the second company in their new creations with different approaches to movement and choreography adapted to the […]

Midsummer Night’s Dream

After the sensational success of A Swan Lake, performed by the Norwegian National Ballet in 2014 at the Oslo Opera, the choreographical prodige Alexander Ekman created his Midsummer Night’s dream in April 2015 for the Royal Swedish Ballet at the Stockholm Opera. A powerful contemporary piece that explores the energy and the mysteries conjured up by the summer […]

Shift | Cacti

During spring of 2020, the world was paralysed by the corona pandemic and theatres all over the world were forced to close. Performances were cancelled and ballet companies worldwide were faced with a dilemma. No more audience and challenges were abundant. What could be done?At the end of May, choreographer Alexander Ekman was contracted by […]


Daydreaming, escape from reality, the power of imagination … are you an escapist? If so, when? We occasionally withdraw from reality by daydreaming, listening to music, watching a film or by inventing a new reality. At the theatre, you will visit, for a moment, a world you may never have encountered before in your own […]

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