DVD + Blu-Ray:
Ingmar Bergman through the choreographer's eye
A unique dance film with performances by Alexander Ekman, Pär Isberg, Pontus Lidberg & Joakim Stephenson, tribute to Ingmar Bergman !
BAC149 BAC449 INGMAR BERGMAN THROUGH THE CHOREOGRAPHER'S EYE (DVD + BLU-RAY) © BelAir Classiques
BAC149 BAC449 - Alexander Ekman Some thoughts on Bergman and dance 25 © Jörgen Bodesand
BAC149 BAC449 - Joakim Stephenson Onapers 21 © Jörgen Bodesand
As a film director, Ingmar Bergman was also a choreographer. Throughout his films, and his theatre works, one can sense his refined choreographed language – in the beautiful movement of a head, or an arm, in the blink of an eyelid - revealing painful shortcomings and chasms in close human relationships. His “invisible hand” is constantly directing the actor in a slow dance around the room. The unspoken word through each choreography is transformed into movements instead.
The renowned and innovative Swedish choreographers Alexander Ekman, Pär Isberg, Pontus Lidberg and Joakim Stephenson, with principal dancers Jenny Nilson, Nathalie Nordquist, Oscar Salomonsson and Nadja Sellrup from the Royal Swedish Ballet, interpret Ingmar Bergman through four unique dance performances reflecting on human relations and intense feelings. The dances are linked together with images of the epic natural beauty of Fårö and Bergman’s poetic home Hammars, including the voice of the master himself - Ingmar Bergman - revealing his thoughts about movements and music.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Bergman’s birth, this movie is not only a tribute to the Swedish cineast’s unique aesthetics, but also a way to deepen his search of the ineffable, his reflection on the visual poetry of movement, and on the emotional powers of silent contemplation.
Bonus : Making of + interviews
Recording location Bunge Aircraft Hangar, Farösund, Gotland (Sweden)
Recording date 2016
Duration 52 min. (film) + 40 min. (bonus)
Video format 16/9, NTSC
Audio format PCM 2.0
Choreography by Alexander Ekman
Choreography by Pär Isberg
Choreography by Pontus Lidberg
Choreography by Joakim Stephenson
Soloist Isabelle Lundberg
Soloist Nadja Sellrup
Soloist Oscar Salomonsson
Soloist Nathalie Nordquist
Soloist Jenny Nilson
Executive Producer Ingmar Bergman Jr, Marie-Louise Sid-Sylwander
Producer Frederik Stattin, Nordisk Drama & Dokumentär
Production Company Hammars Drama Productions, Stockholm
Distribution DVD Naxos Distribution
Distribution TV https://hammarsdrama.com/index.html
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