Ballet

COW

Alexander Ekman

Music by Mikael Karlsson Ballet in eleven scenes

Following the success of »Cacti«, the enfant terrible of the Nordic dance world returns to Dresden for the current season to take a fresh look at a classic work, offer a premiere and develop an installation. Whether flooding the stage with water for »Swan Lake« or filling Stockholm’s Royal Opera House with hay, Ekman’s huge range of brilliantly crazy works always attracts an enthusiastic audience. Surprise, timing and the pure joy of dance are only three of the ingredients in his choreographic cookbook.

Summary

Following the success of »Cacti«, the enfant terrible of the Nordic dance world returns to Dresden for the current season to take a fresh look at a classic work, offer a premiere and develop an installation. Whether flooding the stage with water for »Swan Lake« or filling Stockholm’s Royal Opera House with hay, Ekman’s huge range of brilliantly crazy works always attracts an enthusiastic audience. Surprise, timing and the pure joy of dance are only three of the ingredients in his choreographic cookbook.

Synopsis

Scenes
Rules
Gamut
Bulls
Stampede
Silence
Sail
Interfilm
Hooves
Fnerf
Deux
Spaces

Complete Cast

Semperoper Ballett
Music from tape (recording: Bundesjugendorchester)

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
SparkassenVersicherung Sachsen
LBBW Sachsen Bank

Making-of »COW«

Looking for a cow to put on stage, first dance steps and the recording of the music by the Bundesjugendorchester: Welcome to »COW«!

Recommendations

Selected Performance

  • Friday 7 Apr 2017
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals No intermission
  • End 8.30 pm
  • Running Time 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

Cast

Semperoper Ballett
Music from tape (recording: Bundesjugendorchester)

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
SparkassenVersicherung Sachsen
LBBW Sachsen Bank

Selected Performance

  • Sunday 9 Apr 2017
  • Starting Time 1 pm
  • Intervals No intermission
  • End 2.30 pm
  • Running Time 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

Cast

Semperoper Ballett
Music from tape (recording: Bundesjugendorchester)

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
SparkassenVersicherung Sachsen
LBBW Sachsen Bank

Selected Performance

  • Thursday 13 Apr 2017
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals No intermission
  • End 8.30 pm
  • Running Time 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • 45 minutes before the performance in the opera celler (former cellar restaurant)

Cast

Semperoper Ballett
Music from tape (recording: Bundesjugendorchester)

Project Partner:
Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe Sachsen
Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
SparkassenVersicherung Sachsen
LBBW Sachsen Bank