World premiere: 22 May 2012, Joyce Theatre, NYC.
Tuplet is a swift, pulsating, eighteen-minute tour-de-force for six dancers which asks the question, what is rhythm? Utilizing a score created in collaboration with the dancers own rhythmic impulses and employing their bodies as percussion instruments, the soundscape is integrated with original electronic music composed by Mikael Karlsson. The composition bounces back and forth between the live body sounds of the dancers and the recorded score in combinations of irrational rhythms and groupings, to stunning visual and aural effect.
In 2012 Ekman collaborated together with pop singer Alicia Keys who was incorporated into Tuplet. This was for the annual Black Ball event in New York City to raise money for HIV and AIDS in Africa.