After a dance career with Royal Swedish Ballet, Cullberg Ballet and NDT 2, Alexander Ekman (Sweden, 1984) decided to solely focus on choreography. During the annual NDT's Switch he was noticed for his talent and individual and original style. His latest work for NDT 1, Definitely Two premiered in season 2013-2014.
For NDT 2 Ekman created Flockwork (2006), the international hit Cacti (2010, nominated for the VSCD Zwaan Award 2010), Left Right Left Right (2012) and Maybe Two (2013). In 2010 he created La La Land with NDT 1 dancer Medhi Walerski for Göteborg Ballet. Ekman often composes music and develops decor for his own pieces.
In season 2017-2018 Ekman's work Cacti will be performed in the NDT 2 programme Schubert, which premieres on November 4, 2017.
Ekman works worldwide with companies such as Cullberg Ballet, Compañia Nacional de Danza Goteborg Ballet, Iceland Dance Company, Bern Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Dance, Ballet de l’Opéra du Rhin, Royal Swedish Ballet and the Norwegian National Ballet. Ekman also creates for festivals such as the French Europa Danse and the Athens International Dance Festival.
Left Right Left Right - Alexander Ekman
Video: Harmen Straatman
Definitely Two (2013) - NDT 1