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NAC Dance

Pontus Lidberg

6 May 2015 37:20

Meet Pontus Lidberg, Sweden’s award-winning young dancer, choreographer and filmmaker. Over the course of this interview, he relates his early desire to create contemporary dance works and the opportunities that followed withStockholm 59°North, The Norwegian National Ballet, Morphoses, The Royal Swedish Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, and his own company Pontus Lidberg Dance. He describes his dance language, choreographic process and passion for filmmaking as well as his connection to the U.S.A. In closing he comments on the two works his company presented at the National Arts Centre on April 14, 2015: Snow, commissioned in 2013 by Sweden’s NorrlandsOperan for its centenary presentation of Stravinsky’s score The Rite of Spring, and Written on Water, a trio originally conceived as a pas-de-deux for American Ballet Theater principal ballerina Isabella Boylston that will soon form part of a new film.

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