The Choreographer Mats Ek
How is the perfect sequence of steps formed?
An intimate documentary about the internationally highly esteemed choreographer Mats Ek.
In may 2013 “Juliet & Romeo” premiered at the Royal opera house in Stockholm. A new and much anticipated full length work by choreographer Mats Ek. Filmmakers Andreas Söderberg and Björn Eriksson have been there from early on in the process, making a documentary with an unique insight into Mats Ek´s artistic process.
We get as close to Mats as he gets to the dancers.
Mats Ek, Ana Laguna, Niklas Ek, Mariko Kida, Marie Lindqvist, Jerôme Marchand, Anthony Lomuljo among others.
Winner of Best documentary.
Vo’Arte 7th Inshadow Film Festival
The jury composed by Eurica Luz (dancer), Nélia Cruz (script writer) and Rui Paiva (writer and performer) choose your film by the quality that addresses the Creation of a choreographer process always implying the importance of dialogue intergenerational. It is a remarkable reflection of what can happen to dancers They begin to reach a certain age, which is certainly a crosscutting concern to all who work in this area.
In the media:
“In the video playlist, available for free to the audiences during the whole festival, the most attractive item was probably a documentary about the acclaimed Swedish artist The Choreographer Mats Ek. The film contains minimum of biography, it focuses more on the creative process preceding the birth of a new piece. It provides the opportunity to observe the master at work and to learn more about his train of thoughts. Ek admits that he is not able to create when there is someone watching him. Before the dancers’ arrival, he spends two hours alone in the studio. Admirably, he can do most of the dance steps himself, despite his age (69). He radiates peace, balance, humbleness and natural respect. Dancers agree that working on the roles, which Ek attributes with movement and emotional characters, is very challenging.”
Taneční aktuality: Lucie Dercsényiová, Daniela Machová
Filming took place between september 2012 and may 2013.
This film premiered at SVT in december 2014.
Producer, photo & interviews:
Producer, editing & music:
Moment 22 Film & Video AB
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