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ICONS INSPIRE INTERVIEW

The soft, elegant texture of his works is recognizable across ballet, contemporary dance and film. After making a name for himself as an independent artist, Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg was recently appointed as the Artistic Director of Danish Dance Theatre. He spoke with ICONS ahead of his first creation for the Paris Opera Ballet, Les Noces, and shared his challenges, successes, and wisdom.

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Pontus Lidberg:
Intimate Acts of Imagination

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GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES

RESIDENCIES & OPEN CALLS: Listings for the U.S., Latin America, Europe & Asia:  Princess Grace Choreography Award, NYC; Dance Camera West, CA; BalletX Open Call, Philadelphia; Fertile Ground Open Call, NYC; Chicago Dance Makers Forum Residency; Sibu Festival Open Call, Malaysia; TRIP Residency, Australia; Art Continuum Residency, Thailand; Nomades Residency, UK

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EVENTS AND TRENDING

EVENTS & PREMIERES:  World premieres by Pontus Lidberg, David Dawson, Crystal Pite, Justin Peck, Stanton Welch, Cathy Marston, Bryan Arias, Felix Landerer, Jiří Bubeníček, Kaiji Moriyama, New Boston Ballet’s ChoreograpHER. TRENDING: NYCB BALLET ARTS SERIES: Shantell Martin CHOREOGRAPHIC COMPETITIONS: Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, and the UK

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MOVIES AND BOOKS

BOOKS: Physical Dramaturgy: Perspectives from the Field, by Rachel Bowditch (Editor), Jeff Casazza (Editor), Annette Thornton (Editor), Routledge, 2018. By combining elements of text, history, dramatic structure, and the author’s intent with movement analysis and physical theatre pedagogies, the physical dramaturg gives actors the opportunity to manifest their work in a connected and intuitive manner. MOVIES: Hamilton’s Andy Blankenbuehler will choreograph Universal Pictures and Working Title's film adaption of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. ​

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