NEWS


Alexander Ekman’s COW
Semperoper, Dresden, March 12 (world premiere) – April 4, 2016

A brand new full evening ballet for the Dresden Ballet. Score by me.
See event calendar to the right for more info.


RARE BIRDS – The Making of A SWAN LAKE
San Francisco Film Festival – October 9, 2015

T.M. Rives documentary about how the Ekman team put together the enormous full evening ballet A Swan Lake at the Oslo Opera House in the spring of 2014.
See event calendar to the right for more info.


HOW MANY MORE OF THESE – ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF
With the Dahlkvist Quartet and Henrik Måwe

Watch Anna von Hausswolff, the Dahlkvist Quartet and Henrik Måwe perform How Many More of These (music and text by me) from Act 1 of Alexander Ekman’s ballet Midsummer Night’s Dream on the empty stage of the Royal Swedish Opera House.
How Many More of These – video on YouTube


SWEDISH NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO –  AGNETA FURVIK IN CONVERSATION WITH MIKAEL KARLSSON
In Swedish

Agneta Furvik is the US Correspondent (in NYC) for Swedish National Public Radio. She met with me in February of 2015. She and I talk about the many strange turns that I have taken to end up where I am today. We talk about the importance of collaboration and about trusting strangers and of the NYC tradition of paying it forward.
Link to radio interview (in Swedish)

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Rare Birds - the making of A Swan Lake

October 9, 2015
07:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco 844 567 3333

Rare Birds
(USA/Norway, 2014) 59:01
Director: T.M. Rives
Choreographer: Alexander Ekman

Friday, October 9 | 7:30 pm
Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco
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Description
Rare Birds is an intimate look at creativity. Following choreographer Alexander Ekman during production of A Swan Lake (Norwegian National Ballet), the film tracks dance creation from ideas to hard reality. The house’s army of artists and workers took on unique challenges, requiring new approaches to costume and sets, and the installation of a 6000-liter lake onstage.

A portrait of Ekman as well as a celebration of the state of the craft (A Swan Lake became a sensation, nominated for the 2014 Prix Benois de la Danse), Rare Birds reveals the challenges and pleasures of production in a major institution.

Additional Credits
Lead Dancers Gudrun Bojesen, Camilla Spidsøe, Yoel Carreño, Melissa Hough, Yoshifumi Inao, Daniel Proietto, Yaniv Cohen | Company National Norwegian Opera & Ballet | Producer T.M. Rives / Odd Beast Films | Director of Photography T.M. Rives | Composer Mikael Karlsson

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COW (world premiere run)

March 12, 2016
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Semperoper Dresden +49 351 4911 705

Alexander Ekman choreographs a full evening ballet. This is our third full evening work together. The score will be recorded this time, and presented in surround format with sub basses planted in the floor. We will be recording an orchestra and then manipulate the sounds we get from it.

Choreography / Set design: Alexander Ekman
Music: Mikael Karlsson
Costumes: Henrik Vibskov
Lights: Tom Visser
Dramaturgy: Valeska Stern

No intermission

Semperoper Dresden
Dresden Opera House

iCal

COW (world premiere run)

March 14, 2016
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Semperoper Dresden +49 351 4911 705

Alexander Ekman choreographs a full evening ballet. This is our third full evening work together. The score will be recorded this time, and presented in surround format with sub basses planted in the floor. We will be recording an orchestra and then manipulate the sounds we get from it.

Choreography / Set design: Alexander Ekman
Music: Mikael Karlsson
Costumes: Henrik Vibskov
Lights: Tom Visser
Dramaturgy: Valeska Stern

No intermission

Semperoper Dresden
Dresden Opera House

iCal

COW (world premiere run)

March 16, 2016
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Semperoper Dresden +49 351 4911 705

Alexander Ekman choreographs a full evening ballet. This is our third full evening work together. The score will be recorded this time, and presented in surround format with sub basses planted in the floor. We will be recording an orchestra and then manipulate the sounds we get from it.

Choreography / Set design: Alexander Ekman
Music: Mikael Karlsson
Costumes: Henrik Vibskov
Lights: Tom Visser
Dramaturgy: Valeska Stern

No intermission

Semperoper Dresden
Dresden Opera House

iCal

COW (world premiere run)

March 17, 2016
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Semperoper Dresden +49 351 4911 705

Alexander Ekman choreographs a full evening ballet. This is our third full evening work together. The score will be recorded this time, and presented in surround format with sub basses planted in the floor. We will be recording an orchestra and then manipulate the sounds we get from it.

Choreography / Set design: Alexander Ekman
Music: Mikael Karlsson
Costumes: Henrik Vibskov
Lights: Tom Visser
Dramaturgy: Valeska Stern

No intermission

Semperoper Dresden
Dresden Opera House

iCal