Ballet

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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Cast

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

Program notes

“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 medici.tv—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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Directed by:
Tommy Pascal
Venue: Royal Swedish Opera House (Stockholm, Sweden)
Production date: 2016
Duration: 1 h 37 min
Production: © Bel Air Media - Kungliga Operan - SVT
Resolution: Full HD

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Sunday, June 30, 2024