About

Alexander Ekman is a free lancing director / choreographer.

Ekman is known for his fast paced timing and witty humor and clever transitions. He aims to create work which the majority can connect to, finding subjects that we can all relate to.
Since 2006 he has devoted his time creating pieces which both entertain and question the observer. He aims to transform the atmosphere in the auditorium and to always surprise the audience.

”The most important question I always ask myself before I begin creating a new work is, Why do we need this piece?”

 

 

 

Dancecompanies that has performed work from Ekman.

  • Atlanta Ballet, USA
  • Vienna Ballet, Austria
  • Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrucken, Germany
  • National Dance Company Wales, UK
  • Bergmanfestivalen, Sweden
  • Det Kongelige Teater, Denmark
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Sao Paulo City Ballet, Brazil
  • Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Germany
  • Gaulthier Dance, Germany
  • Netherlands dance Theater, (associate choreographer), The Netherlands.
  • Cullberg Ballet, Sweden
  • Royal Swedish Ballet, Sweden.
  • Gothenburg Ballet.
  • Cedar lake contemporary ballet, USA
  • Royal Ballet of flanders, Belgium
  • Les ballets de Montecarlo, Monaco
  • The National Ballet of Norway, Norway
  • The Juiliard school, USA
  • Bern Ballet, Switzerland
  • Iceland dance company, Iceland
  • Stockholm 59 North, Sweden
  • Ballet Du Rhin, France
  • Compania Nacional de Danza, Spain
  • IT- Dansa, Spain
  • Boston Ballet, USA.
  • Sydney Dance company, Australia
  • StadsTeatern Stockholm, Sweden
  • Dresden Ballet, Germany
  • Giordano dance Company, USA
  • Ballet Junior de Geneve, Switzerland
  • Joffrey Ballet, Chicago
  • Daniil Simkins – American Ballet Theatre.
  • Dortmund Stads Theater, Germany
  • Basel Ballet, Switzerland
  • Atlanta Ballet, USA
  • Vienna Ballet, Austria
  • Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrucken, Germany
  • National Dance Company Wales, UK
  • Bergmanfestivalen, Sweden
  • Det Kongelige Teater, Denmark
  • Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Sao Paulo City Ballet, Brazil
  • Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, Germany
  • Gaulthier Dance, Germany

AWARDS and NOMINATIONS

  • The Griman Award Iceland – 2008
  • Olivier Awards – London – Cacti 2012
  • The critics Circle – London 2012 – Best new dance Production.
  • Zwaan awards – The Netherlands – Best new dance production.
  • The critics prize in the international choreography competition in Hannover – 2006
  • The Helpmann Award – Australia – Cacti 2013.

COMPOSER

  • Mikael Karlsson – Composer

LIGHT DESIGNERS

  • Tom Visser  (main)
  • Jim French
  • Mikael Sylvest
  • Nicole Pierce
  • Amith A. Chandrashaker
  • Joakim Brink

Costume Designers

  • Bregje van Baalen
  • Luke simcock
  • Henrik Vibskov

Collaborating Choreographers and Artists

  • Mats Ek
  • Medhi Walerski
  • Ayman Harper
  • Daniil Simkin
  • Alicia Keys
  • Earle Sebastian

VIDEO and WEB

  • Elias Benxon
  • Martin Steinberg
  • Wonderboys

ASSISTANTS

  • Nina Botkay
  • Marie Louise Sid
  • Urtzi Aranburu
  • Kristina Oom

Photographers

  • Urban Jören
  • Rahi Resvani
  • Harmen Straatman
  • Tobias Regell
  • Elias Benxon
  • Alice Blangero

Manager

  • Patrick Marin / Stepping Grounds.