Photo: Rahi Rezvani
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. Ekman created quite some works for the company: for NDT 2 he created Flockwork (2006), the international hit Cacti (2010, nominated for the VSCD Zwaan Award 2010), Left Right Left Right (2012), Maybe Two (2013) FIT (2018) and Four Relations (2020), and for NDT 1, Definitely Two (2013). Ekman often composes music and develops decor for his own pieces.
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. In 2010 he created La La Land with former NDT dancer and choreographer Medhi Walerski for Göteborg Ballet. Ekman also creates for festivals such as the French Europa Danse and the Athens International Dance Festival.