Alexander Ekman

Biography

Choreographer, Cacti

Alexander Ekman is an internationally sought after choreographer producing entertaining works of artistic integrity within the contemporary and classical dance world. Mr. Ekman has created 35 works to date that have been performed worldwide by companies such as Boston Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Norwegian National Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Dresden Semperoper Ballet, Wiener Staatsballet, São Paulo City Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet and Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. Mr. Ekmans's works are known for their clever ideas, fast-paced choreography and abundance of humor. He also composes music and creates set and costume designs for his own pieces.

Mr. Ekman also creates unique performances that integrate different artistic disciplines. In 2012, he incorporated pop singer Alicia Keys into his choreographic work Tuplet for her annual Black Ball event in New York City. This work was originally made for Cedar Lake Dance Company and utilized a score that was created with the dancers' own rhythmic impulses and employed their bodies as percussion instruments. In 2014, Mr. Ekman made his debut on the main stage of the Norwegian Opera House with a surrealist interpretation of the classic ballet Swan Lake. During this groundbreaking performance, with design by Hendrik Vibskov and a new musical score by composer Mikael Karlsson, Mr. Ekman transformed the stage into an actual lake.