Lidberg Choreography

Pontus Lidberg
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Pontus Lidberg was raised in Stockholm, Sweden, and trained at the Royal Swedish Ballet School. He holds an MFA in Contemporary Performing Arts from the University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts. Pontus Lidberg firmly established himself as a creative and visionary artist bringing dance and film together. He is recognized for his dance film ‹The Rain›, for which he received numerous awards. As a choreographer for the stage, Lidberg has created more than 40 works for dance companies such as New York City Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Semper Oper Ballett Dresden, Martha Graham Dance Company, Le Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, The Royal Swedish Ballet, The Royal Danish Ballet, Beijing Dance Theatre, Balletboyz, Morphoses, as well as for his own concert group, Pontus Lidberg Dance. He was nominated for a New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) in Outstanding Visual Design, for his dance and film evening ‹WITHIN› (Labyrinth Within) — created during his 2012 tenure as Resident Artistic Director of Morphoses. The New York Times applauded the premiere of this contemporary story ballet. His film ‹Labyrinth Within› won Best Picture at Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera Festival in 2012. He is the Artistic Director of Danish Dance Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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