KARLSSON, M.: Midsummer Night's Dream [Ballet] (Royal Swedish Ballet, 2016)

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Midsummer Night's Dream
Ballet Company: Royal Swedish Ballet
Choreographer: Ekman, Alexander

A Chef on Pointe: Norgren-Jensen, Daniel
Love Couples: ?...kesson, Amanda
Love Couples: Carbone, Devon
Love Couples: Martinson, Ross
Love Couples: Ved, Lea
The Dreamer: Mihalcea, Dragos
The Dreamwomen: Ivanova, Daria
The Dreamwomen: Stoeva, Desislava

Lighting Designer: Fellbom, Linus
Set/Stage Designer: Ekman, Alexander
Costume Designer: Balen, Bregje van

Venue: Royal Swedish Opera House
Playing Time: 01:53:49
Catalogue Number: BAC141
UPC: 3760115301412

After the sensational success of A Swan Lake, performed by the Norwegian National Ballet in 2014 at the Oslo Opera, the choreographical prodige Alexander Ekman created his Midsummer Night's Dream in April 2015 for the Royal Swedish Ballet at the Stockholm Opera. A powerful contemporary piece that explores the energy and the mysteries conjured up by the summer solstice in the scandinavian tradition!

It is the height of summer, the longest day of the year, and everyone gets together to celebrate the most loved of all traditions - Midsummer. Expectations are high, seven kinds of flower must be picked, schnapps must be drunk, and everyone dances giddily around the maypole - perhaps there will even be new love in the air? It is a night filled of love and eroticism as nature gushes with vitality. The border between the world of mortals and the kingdom of the supernatural becomes thinner and thinner as the bottle becomes emptier and emptier. Traditions play jokes on us, the world changes and suddenly we are no longer sure - is it all a dream? a midsummer night's dream.

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