Midsummer Night's Dream
- When April 25-May 5, 2024
- where Lyric Opera House
- choreography Alexander Ekman
- Music Mikael Karlsson
Far from a Shakespearean tale, Ekman’s 'Midsummer Night’s Dream' is a mind-bending trip to a surreal realm of unearthly delights. Set during the traditional Scandinavian summer solstice festival, dancers celebrate a day of revelry and romance under the maypole, which soon unravels into an otherworldly dream. Ekman’s picturesque fusion of classical and contemporary ballet blurs the line between the real and the imagined and makes us wonder, is it all a dream?
Midsummer Night's Dream Trailer (2018)
Meet the Creative Team
Choreographer Alexander Ekman
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 and collaborated with 45 dance companies worldwide.
Composer Mikael Karlsson
“Mikael Karlsson embodies the composer of the future," wrote Dagens Nyheter (Sweden’s leading daily newspaper).