Ekman’s Triptych – A Study of Entertainment
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”. This autumn 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?
“This is my first full-evening performance and it is tremendously inspiring! This is a fabulous opportunity. I want to create an evening that surprises the audience on so many different levels. The work contains three themes with three moods. I have always been fascinated by the difference between art and entertainment, and I will try to get the audience to question entertainment’s clichés,” says Alexander Ekman.
CHOREOGRAPHY, SET DESIGN & TEXT Alexander Ekman
COSTUME DESIGN Bregje van Balen
LIGHTING DESIGN Mikael Sylvest
VIDEO Elias Benxon
PREMIERE 20 October 2010, Dansens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden
Photograph: Urban Jörén