ICONS INSPIRE

Featured Choreographer of the Month

There is appealing madness in the choreography of Alexander Ekman. Engaging and accessible, it has been warmly and immediately embraced by both the public and critics. The young Swede introduces fun and play to the often-staid atmosphere of grand opera houses. Living between Stockholm and New York, Ekman is in constant demand and the flow of madcap ideas continues unabated. Maggie Foyer of Dance ICONS, Inc. spoke with him about the scope of his creative space.

 

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ICONS INSPIRE is a monthly digital portrait and a one-on-one interview with a groundbreaking choreographer. Get the insider point of view on an important dancemaker creative process, background, and training to inspire, provoke and challenge your intellectual repertoire.

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ICONS NEXT STEP is updated monthly with national and international listings featuring the latest choreographic residencies, creative opportunities, world premieres, events, trends, new books, movies, videos, and choreographic topics. 


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  • Julia G. - Perhaps compositional techniques are a craft, but choreography encompasses more than composition. Trial and error, an openness to ambiguity are necessary ingredients. Teaching is presenting tasks with the aim to explore process and create art.
  • Jessie L. - I teach the whole dance-artist, meaning students gain technique skills along with improv and comp. I offer choreographic tools, they observe professionals and each other, give feedback & choose meaningful concepts to build work w/ clear intention.
  • April B. - ...through a multi-layered process of building an awareness of the expansive lexicon of human movement; training the student in self-defining practices such as improvisation and Authentic Movement; and giving them choreographic tasks/studies.

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