Midsummer Night's Dream by Alexander Ekman, music by Mikael Karlsson

Dragos Mihalcea (The Dreamer), Jenny Nilsson (Hostess), Sarah-Jane Brodbeck (Mistress) — Royal Swedish Ballet

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Alexander Ekman — Choreographer, set designer, Sound

Mikael Karlsson — Sound

Bregje van Balen — Costumes

Linus Fellbom — Lighting

Jenny Nilsson — Hostess

Sarah-Jane Brodbeck — Mistress

Ross Martinson — Love Couple / A Bubbler

Amanda Åkesson — Love Couple

Daria Ivanova — Dreamwoman

Desislava Stoeva — Dreamwoman

Johnny McMillan — Mr Canon

Daniel Norgren-Jensen — A Chef On Pointe

Clyde Emmanuel Archer — Man With The Flag

Preston McBain — Headless Man

Royal Swedish Ballet

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“There’s no one else in ballet making work quite like this.” — The Guardian

After the sensational success of A Swan Lake, performed by the Norwegian National Ballet in 2014 at the Oslo Opera—and also available on—the prodigious Ekman created his Midsummer Night’s Dream in April 2015 for the Royal Swedish Ballet at the Stockholm Opera. This powerful contemporary piece explores the energy of the summer solstice, and all its attendant mysteries, as famously evoked in the Scandinavian tradition.

At its premiere, the piece immediately established itself as a top representative of the new generation of dance: energetic, skilled and full of humor. In addition to the dancers from the Royal Ballet, nine musicians participate on stage, including experimental pop singer Anna von Hausswolff—with what The Guardian calls “a voice that sees your soul: rich, pure, and soaring”—as well as acclaimed percussionist Niklas Brommare and the classical string Quartet Dahlkvistkvartetten.

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