Alexander Ekman is an international choreographer/director creating pieces for Theatres, Opera Houses and Museums. He also directs films and creates live performances / events in pop up locations around the world.
Ekman has created close to 40 works to date. His works are being performed worldwide by renowned companies such as the Boston Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater, Norwegian National Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Dresden Semper Oper Ballet, Vienna Staatsballet, Sao Paulo City Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo among others.
Ekman's works are known for their clever ideas, fast-paced choreography and abundance of humor.
Besides holding the choreographic credit, he regularly designs the set/costumes and co-composes the music for his creations.
Ekman also creates unique performances / installations in collaboration with different disciplines. His dance film 40 M UNDER (2009 Cullberg Ballet) was shown on Swedish National Television.
In 2012 he collaborated with Alicia Keys and incorporated her into his work Tuplet.
In 2013 Ekman created his first commercial for the flooring Company Bolon which has won several design awards internationally. In 2014 Ekman made his debut on the main stage of the Norwegian Opera House in Oslo, with a surrealist interpretation of the classic ballet Swan Lake, creating his own version for the Norwegian National Ballet A Swan Lake. Together with top designer Hendrik Vibskov for costumes and a new musical score by composer Mikael Karlsson, Ekman produced this groundbreaking performance in which he transformed the entire stage into an actual lake. In 2015 Ekman premiered to great acclaim A Swedish Midsummer nights Dream with the Royal Swedish Ballet. He received the Swedish Medea Award för “Inventor and renewer” in September 2015. In March of 2016 he premiered COW a full evening for Dresden Semper Oper Ballet with music by Mikael Karlsson and costumes by Hendrik Vibskov.