Traditionally, two of the early summer evenings are dedicated to the dance stars of the future. Graduating students from the Ballet Academy and the Royal Swedish Ballet School meet in Chapter Number Two. During the evening you will see dance created by Swedish as well as international contemporary choreographers.
A Folktale by August Bournonville
En Folksaga was created by the Danish choreographer August Bournonville in 1854. The ballet, which is one of his most famous pieces, remains unknown to many as it is not often danced outside Denmark. Here at Dansens Hus we show the cheerful entertainment from the third act.
Donald Kirkpatrick, who is responsible for staging and choreographic adaptation, is a member of the Royal Swedish Ballet School's permanent teaching staff. He had his professional training and dance career at the Royal Ballet in London and has also worked as a ballet master in Gothenburg and Malmö.
Choreography: August Bournonville
Staging, choreographic adaptation: Donald Kirkpatrick
Music: J.P. Hartmann and Niels Gade
Dancers: Tekla Nilsson, Oda Dybwad, Evgeniya Gonzalez, Emma Saraiva Leao, Erik Rudqvist, David Ekman, Philip Arvanitidis, Emma Bergquist and Anna Erixon.
Assistant: Nathalie Nordström Perriraz
Dist by Melina Mastrotanasi and Josef Palm
Josef and Melina have worked together since 2004, with Kajsa Giertz, Wim Vandekeybus/ Ultima Vez, Cirkus Cirkör and Charlotte Engelkes, among others. Since 2005, they are members and active in the live art collective MELO. In their work with Dist, they have created the choreography in close collaboration with the dancers. The music is composed by Ola Hjelmberg and Isa-Maria Kvensler.
Read more about Josef, Melina at: www.melo-collective.se
Choreography: Melina Mastrotanasi and Josef Palm
Music: Ola Hjlemberg and Isa-Maria Kvensler, performed live on stage: Isa-Maria Kvensler
Costume: Melina Mastrotanasi, Josef Palm
Dancers: Irma Besirevic, Maria Bjørvand, Kahrin Ekholm, Olivia Hansson, Michelle Persson, Sofia Sangregorio, Madeleine Tell, Niv Tonge Ekelöf, Adam Seid Tahir, Emelie Söderström.
Evening Songs by Jirí Kylián
Jirí Kylián, dancer and choreographer, was for over 30 years the director and artistic director of the Nederlands Dans Theater in The Hague, the company for which he created over 75 dance works.
In 1987 he choreographed Evening Songs to the evocative music of Anton Dvorák. Jirí Kylián's choreography is danced by leading companies around the world and in Sweden both the Royal Swedish Ballet and the Cullberg Ballet have his works in their repertoire.
Choreography: Jirí Kylián
Training: Mats Wegmann, Philip Taylor
Music: Anton Dvorák
Costume: Jirí Kylián
Dancers: Tehilla Blad, Anna Erixon, Vilja Tjemsland Kwasny, David Ekman, Erik Rudqvist, Adam Seid Tahir.
The Plough by Helena Franzén
you see a glimpse
of the handwriting of space
impossible to decipher
in the winding web
of sparkling ink" Bruno K Öijer
Helena Franzén has been active as a dancer and choreographer for over twenty years. She has made commissioned works and her own productions that have been performed on most major Swedish dance stages and abroad. In 2014, she was one of five recipients of the newly established Grannevik Scholarship.
Choreography: Helena Franzén
Music: Jukka Rintamäki
Costume: Helena Franzén
Dancers: Beatrice Boccali, Hanna Carlbrand, Isabella Edlund, Clara Olausson, Kamilla Tell Aronsen, Angelina Verroca.
Conductor: Cilla Olsen
Otolith21 by Satoshi Kudo
"It's about stable and unstable. The work is crossing between these subjects for finding an ongoing force." Satoshi Kudo
Satosho Kudo is the director of the KUDO company. He trained at the Japan Action Club (a film acting company) in Tokyo, Japan. He has worked with Clare Parsons, Ohad Naharin, Danish Dance Theatre, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Shintaro Oue and others.
Choreography: Satoshi Kudo
music: Herve Boghsossian, Aen, Autechre
Assistants: Anna Trobäck, Knut Vikström Precht
In: Rebecka Carlsson, Magnus Emanuelson, Elin Eriksson, Ingrid Kvalvik, Madeleine Marquart, Maria Pihl, Ellen Weston.
Pulp by Subjazz
The music conjures up the living dead and offers you up to a terrifying, macabre and ruthless dance.
Subjazz was formed in 2001 and consists of Knut Arild Flatner and Karl-Erik Nedregaard. They are both educated at the National Ballet Academy in Oslo (KHiO) and are also trained in Los Angeles, New York and Stockholm. As dancers, both have been associated with the Oslo Dance Ensemble (ODE) since 1997, first as dancers and then as choreographers since 2006. In addition to their own productions, Subjazz has choreographed for " So you think you can dance Sandinavien " , " Dansefeber season 1+2 and " Wallmans salonger in Oslo as well as for leading universities in Norway and Sweden.
Music: The Heavy
Costume: Christopher Bergström
In: Rebecka Carlsson, Magnus Emanuelson, Elin Eriksson, Isabel Freire Panadero, Hanne Hellerslien, Ingrid Kvalvik, Maria Pihl, Martina Rubensson, Nicole Rydell, Andrea Schirmer.
Nikolina Silfverberg, Ellen Weston
eleven before white by Lotta Melin
"The title came to me in a dream.
At the time, it seemed to be absolutely brilliant.
When I woke up, I didn't understand why." Lotta Melin
Lotta Melin is characterised by mixing different art forms and her stage works move between dance, performance, music and sound art.
During her years as a professional performance artist, she has explored the relationship between sound and movement, transforming herself into a sounding instrument. She has collaborated with prominent musicians and artists such as Kim Gordon, Maja Ratkje, Leif Elggren and Jan Håfström. Melin creates solo and ensemble works as well as larger site-specific performances in Sweden and internationally. Her latest major work Gare du Nord was performed at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm and received a great reception.
Choreography: Lotta Melin
Music: Robin af Ekenstam
In: Carola Ax, Cecilia Baekgaard Månsson, Alina Bjerkland, Isabel Freire Panadero, My Frisk, Martina Rubensson, Hanne Hellerslien, Nicole Rydell, Andrea Schirmer, Nikolina Silfverberg, Amanda Åkesson Thanks to: Karin Lind and Henrietta Vallberg
Soul Jazz by Ambra Succi
Ambra Succi has participated in a number of TV shows, including Melodifestivalen, where she has choreographed the winning entries for two years in a row, Loreen in 2012 and Robin Stjernberg in 2013. Other productions over the years include the Swedish Fame Factory, So You Think You Can Dance Scandinavia and the Freddy Lopez Show in New York, dancing at the Seville World Exhibition in Spain, the Romeo and Juliet Carnival in Los Angeles and choreographing the World's Children Gala in Sweden and Tokyo K-Broadway in Japan.
In 1998-2010 she was one of the members of the Bounce Street Dance Company and participated in a number of productions that attracted a lot of attention in Sweden and the rest of the world. In 2012 she appeared in Fredrik "Benke" Rydman's Swan Lake as the black swan.
Read more about Ambra Succi at: www.diambra.se
Choreography: Ambra Succi
Music: Sicania Soul
In: Carola Ax, Cecilia Baekgaard Månsson, Alina Bjerkland, My Frisk,
Madeleine Marquart, Amanda Åkesson
When the Ballet Academy was founded in 1957 by Lia Schubert, it was the first vocational dance school to include not only classical ballet but also modern and jazz dance. It was founded on the basis of several needs: a training programme for students who started their main dance training late, and a great need for an all-round dance education with different forms of dance. The Ballet Academy's dance education is a versatile, qualified and internationally characterised education that provides students with the technical and artistic skills required in the musical/entertainment industry or in dance as an independent art form.
Royal Swedish Ballet School
The Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm trains future dance artists from the first exploratory steps in grade 4 of primary school to the day when the finished dancer meets the professional world. The Royal Swedish Ballet School is Sweden's only institution that trains professional dancers at secondary school level. As the school has a national intake, young people interested in dance from all over the country can make their career choice as dancers already in upper secondary school when they have the best conditions to develop. Dance and theory are integrated into a single school day that gives students both a comprehensive dance education and a basic qualification for university. The Royal Swedish Ballet School trains dancers in modern dance and classical ballet. The programme aims to provide an artistic immersion in stage performance and to explore the body's endless possibilities for expression, and during the programme students are given the opportunity to connect with the country's leading choreographers and stages.