Johan Inger

Johan Inger


Photo: Bengt Wanselius

Choreographer Johan Inger (Sweden, 1967) studied at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and National Ballet School in Canada. After dancing with the Swedish Royal Ballet, he moved on to Nederlands Dans Theater, where he performed from 1990 until 2002. He then left to become the artistic leader at the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm.

Since 2008, Inger has worked as a freelance choreographer, creating works for renowned companies across the globe, such as GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Ballet Basel and Ballets de Monte Carlo. From 2009 to 2016, he was an associate choreographer at NDT. His work has garnered critical acclaim, winning the Benois de la Danse Prize for his Carmen at Compania Nacional de Danza, and for One on One created for NDT 2 in 2015. Since 2022, Inger has also taken on the role of artistic director at Take Off Dance, a training programme for pre-professional dancers in Sevilla.

For the programme Falling Into Shadow, Inger is bringing back Walking Mad, a study of the complicated relationship between men and women and the journey from sanity to madness. Originally created for NDT 1, this is the first time that NDT 2 will perform the work.

In my works, I try to be human and, above all, honest. I experience them like a journey every time, where you go through different levels and learn a lot about yourself.

Johan Inger

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Works created for NDT:

  • Mellantid (NDT 2, 1995)
  • Sammanfall (NDT 2, 1997)
  • Couple of Moments (NDT 3, 1997)
  • Round Corners (NDT 2, 1998)
  • Livnära (NDT 1, 1998)
  • Hurry Slowly (NDT 1, 1999)
  • Among Others (NDT 1, 1999)
  • Dream Play (NDT 2, 2000)
  • Arcimboldo (NDT, 2000)
  • Walking Mad (NDT 1, 2001)
  • So Now Then (NDT 1, 2002)
  • Out of Breath (NDT 2, 2002)
  • Pneuma (NDT 1, 2003)
  • Dissolve in This (NDT 1, 2009)
  • Tone Bone Kone (NDT 1, 2010)
  • I New Then (NDT 2, 2012)
  • Sunset Logic (NDT 1, 2012)
  • B.R.I.S.A. (NDT 2, 2014)
  • One on One (NDT 2, 2015)
  • IMPASSE (NDT 2, 2020)
'IMPASSE' (2020). Photo: Joris-Jan Bos