Carmen (Pécsi Balett)
Vadak - The Wild Ones (Szegedi Kortárs Balett)
“Episode 31 was created in 2011 for the graduating senior class at the Juilliard School in New York City. It is a large group piece consisting of a number of fast-paced scenes created by the dancers. From an upbeat drumming sequence to a quiet comment on beauty by Eric Satie, this piece is a showcase for the young enthusiastic energy of these very athletic dancers.” This is how Alexander Ekman explains the origins of a choreography that, after its New York premiere, was also shown in Edinburgh and also made it into the repertoires of the Finnish National Ballet and the Royal New Zealand Ballet. In September 2019, it becomes a colourful part of the Hungarian National Ballet’s modern repertoire.
"From youthful enthusiasm to quiet meditation: this is all dance."
Alexander Ekman and Mikael Karlsson are represented by Stepping Grounds Arts/CultureManagement. www.steppinggrounds.com