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Tone Bone Kone

Johan Inger brings his second creation in his capacity as associate choreographer with Nederlands Dans Theater in this programme. In 2003 he became artistic director with Cullberg Ballet, where he also choreographed. In the summer of 2007 he decided to concentrate on choreography and quit as artistic director. His most recent works for Cullberg Ballet were Point of Eclipse (2007) and Position of Elsewhere (2009).

His first creation as associate choreographer with Nederlands Dans Theater, dissolve in this, was shown in the Jubilee show on the occasion of Nederlands Dans Theater’s  50th anniversary, in October 2009. As guest choreographer Inger had already made ballets like Mellantid (Nederlands Dans Theater II, 1995), Dream Play (Nederlands Dans Theater II , 2000) and Walking Mad (Nederlands Dans Theater I, 2001).

About Tone Bone Kone, Johan Inger wrote:

Tone Bone Kone

is a collection of short solos accompanied by Arthur Russell´s World of Echo. Each part is a tiny story moving in and out from different perspectives of the songs, with their hushed vocals half sung and half whispered.

With an explicitly open, passionate and engaging style of movement, the idea is that the performer is in the process of building their own  relationship with the plucked, stroked and struck cello; together as a variation of ambiently spiked vocals, intimately transferred limbs as if each part is a little story that you try but fail to recall.

World premiere

23 september 2010


Johan Inger

Additional Credits

Choreography: Johan Inger

Music: Arthur Russell: from the album World of Echo

Decor and light: Jens Sethzman

Costumes: Johan Inger, Carolina Armenta

Cast: Celia Amade, Lydia Bustinduy, Parvaneh Scharafali,
Menghan Lou, Fernando Hernando Magadan, Georgi Milev, Medhi Walerski