Pontus Lidberg (SE) / Kunsthal Charlottenborg

CHOREOGraphy by intervention

Meet Pontus Lidberg (SE) – the new artistic director of Danish Dance Theater

Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Dansehallerne invite you to an artist talk with Pontus Lidberg; choreographer, filmmaker and the new artistic director of the Danish Dance Theater.
Listen to Lidberg’s new artistic visions and aspirations for Danish Dance Theater, his choreographic work and his life as a creative choreographer working all over the world.

The informal conversation between Pontus Lidberg and the director of Dansehallerne Efva Lilja is open to anyone with a ticket to Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

Pontus Lidberg
Raised in Stockholm, Sweden, Lidberg trained at the Royal Swedish Ballet School. He holds an MFA in Contemporary Performing Arts from the University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts.
As a choreographer for the stage, Lidberg has created works for dance companies including New York City Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Semperoper Ballet Dresden, Royal Swedish Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Le Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Balletboyz and Beijing Dance Theatre, as well as for his own concert group, Pontus Lidberg Dance. Pontus Lidberg Dance has been presented by venues such as New York City Center’s Fall For Dance Festival, the Havana International Ballet Festival, the Spoleto Festival, The Joyce Theater, the Guggenheim Museum Works & Process and the National Arts Center of Canada, Ottawa.
His dance film The Rain received numerous awards. The New York Times wrote “memorably, The Rain illustrates what filmed dance can say that staged dance cannot.” His film Labyrinth Within won Best Picture at the Dance on Camera Festival in 2012. He was nominated for a New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) in Outstanding Visual Design, for his dance and film evening WITHIN (Labyrinth Within)—created during his 2012 tenure as Resident Artistic Director of Morphoses. The New York Times applauded this contemporary story ballet,
“told without mime and driven by emotional and psychological textures… [Lidberg] sublimates the academic language of ballet, dissolving it into knotty partnering that manages, by and large, to avoid the churning clichés of much contemporary movement in the form. It is refreshing to see a ballet embracing the virtues of restraint.”

Every the first Sunday in the month from October 1st 2017 to May 6th 2018 / 3-5 pm Dansehallerne presents artists who works in alternative formats, socially inclusive or in other ways contributes to the development of artistic expressions through choreography.
The program is in English and is open to all. It will take place at Charlottenborg Art Cinema, To take part you have to buy ticket to Kunsthal Charlottenborg. The ticket also gives acces to the exhibitions that day. The event takes places at Charlottenborg Art Cinema.

Kunsthal Charlottenborg
In season 2017/18 the distinctive art institution Kunsthal Charlottenborg ia a close collaborator of Dansehallerne. The exhibition space presents an ambitious program with international outlook featuring talents as well as established stars from both Denmark and abroad.

Duration: 2 hours

3pm - 5pm

At Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Nyhavn 2, Copenhagen K

Pontus Lidberg / photo by Charlie Makkos