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Ek, Mats

Works: 235 works in 416 publications in 7 languages and 1,588 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Drama  Filmed ballets  Filmed dance  Ballet films  Filmed performances  Televised ballets  Music videos  Documentary films  Concert films 
Roles: Choreographer, Author, Dancer, Performer, Other, Restager , Adapter, Creator, Director, Contributor, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: GV1790.G5, 792.842
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The apartment = L'appartement by Gilles Mimouni( Visual )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mats Ek, an award-winning freelance choreographer, created Appartement for the Opera National de Paris using the metaphor of an apartment to express isolation. A series of curtains open in turn on a succesion of iconic household items
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mats Ek's International Emmy Award-winning version of the fiery tale of passion and murderous jealousy is an exciting, suspenseful mix of bravura dancing and inventive, powerful storytelling. Renowned dancer Ana Laguna stars as the mesmerizing and irresistible Carmen
Giselle directed by Mans Reutersward ; choreographed by Mats Ek, performed by Anna Laguna, Luc Bouy, Yvan Auzley, Vanessa McIntosh, Lena Wennergren, Cullberg Ballet & Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra ; conducted by Richard Bonynge( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Giselle" is seen as the epitome of romantic ballet and ever since its debut performance in 1841, it features among the standard repertoire of countless ballet companies. The acclaimed Swedish choreographer and dancer, Mats Ek, made dance history in the early eighties with his bizarrely unromantic and radically drastic new interpretation of the ballet classic. He interpreted the content and the style of the second act in a contemporary way for the Swedish Cullberg Ballet - one of the most famous modern dance formations in the world. Mats Ek keeps the music of Adolphe Adam: he uses a 1969 recording of the Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra conducted by Richard Bonynge that we also hear in this studio recording. The premiere cast of characters, Ana Laguna (Giselle), Luc Bouy (Albrecht), Yvan Auzely (Hilarion), Vanessa McIntosh (Bathilde) and Lena Wennergren (Myrtha), turn the accompanying recording into a first class ballet documentation. "My version of Giselle is an attempt at retelling the story. For me Giselle – and this applies to the old ballet as well – is about love. Love, which in the old version conquers death. That differs in mine. But love remains the main thing.--Title screen
Bye by Mats Ek( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"BYE (AJÖ), has been heralded as a "masterpiece" by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. It is performed by Sylvie Guillem, "the most brilliant ballerina of her generation" (The Guardian, UK) and is choreographed and directed by acclaimed Swedish choreographer Mats Ek. BYE is a film interpretation of Mats Ek's solo piece BYE for and requested by Sylvie Guillem. Set to Beethoven's last piano sonata, Opus 111, in a recording by Ivo Pogorelich, the stage performance of BYE is described by Mats Ek as being "... about a woman who takes leave of a certain stage in her life. It is a conversation that she has with herself that leads to new experiences."--Container
Coming and going : dancers over forty : the Netherlands Dance Theatre 3( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Founded by European choreographer Jiří Kylián, Nederlands Dans Theater 3 (NDT3) is a company for dancers over the age of forty. Using footage from rehearsals and performances, along with interviews with the dancers and choreographers, this program traces the birth of NDT3 and the development of four pieces: Ek's Journey, Van Manen's Evergreens, Forsythe's Marion/Marion and Kylián's Obscure Temptations
Keeping dance alive : a portrait of the choreographer Mats Ek( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Mats Ek is explored through interviews with the choreographer and his family and through performances of some of his ballets
Juliet & Romeo( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After some 400 years, it is time to reverse the title of the world's greatest love story and to consider the plot from a fresh angle. Which is exactly what distinguished Swedish choreographer Mats Ek has done. By beginning the account from Juliet's perspective and focusing on her actions and emotions, not only are things turned upside down but it also marks a return to the source of one of the most famous plays in world literature. - Back cover
Carmen by Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La adaptación de 'Carmen' al ballet difiere argumentalmente, en ocasiones, de la ópera del mismo título ... En el caso de esta 'Carmen' de Rodion Schedrin, la música procede en su mayor parte de las suites extraídas de la 'Carmen' operística, pero contiene incrustaciones -también de Bizet- como la 'Farandole' de 'La arlesiana' o un fragmento de 'La jolie fille de Perth' ...-folleto-
La danse das Ballett der Pariser Oper( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Wiseman, Grossmeister des beobachtenden Dokumentarfilms, besucht eine der grossartigsten Ballettkompanien der Welt: das BALLETT DER PARISER OPER. Seine Kamera streift durch das luxuriöse Palais Garnier und zeigt unfassbar schöne junge Frauen und Männer, wie sie sieben Ballette proben und aufführen: DER NUSSKNACKER von Rudolf Nurejew, GENUS von Wayne McGregor, ROMEO UND JULIA von Sasha Waltz, PAQUITA von Pierre Lacotte, MEDEA von Angelin Preljocai, DAS HAUS VON BERNARDA ALBA von Mats Ek und ORPHEUS UND EURYDIKE von Pina Bausch. Ein Festmahl hinreissender Augenblicke, einer grossartiger als der andere und umso kostbarer, als sie ihrem Wesen nach flüchtig sind! (DVD-Hülle)
Sylvie Guillem, portrait by Nigel Wattis( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of the world-renowned French ballerina Sylvie Guillem, who joined the corps de ballet of the Paris Opera when she was just fifteen. Sylvie Guillem is a dance superstar whose breathtaking technique ranks her beside the likes of Nureyev and Baryshnikov. She rarely agrees to interviews but co-operated fully with director Nigel Wattis for this profile. The programme centres on film of Guillem rehearsing and performing a range of pieces, both contemporary and classical, which display her astonishing virtuosity. Guillem talks about her work with some of the world's most interesting and acclaimed choreographers. Her sharp intelligence and intimate knowledge of their work, as well as her insights into the world of dance, are fascinating and informative. Maurice Béjart, Mats Ek, Anthony Dowell and critics John Percival and Clement Crisp are among the contributors who discuss Ms Guillem's remarkable talent, career and personality. Featuring interviews with Sylvie Guillem, Maurice Béjart, Mats Ek, John Percival (The Times), Anthony Russell-Roberts (The Royal Ballet), Ghislaine Thesmar (Paris Opera Ballet), Clement Crisp (The Financial Times). Excerpts from: Episodes, Maurice Béjart -- With Laurent Hilaire Swan Lake, Marius Petipa -- With Jonathan Cope and the Kirov Ballet In the Middle Somewhat Elevated, William Forsythe -- With Laurent Hilaire Sissi, Maurice Béjart Manon, Kenneth MacMillan -- With Zoltán Solymosi Wet Woman, Mats Ek
Mats Ek by Lesley Leslie-Spinks( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Swedish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mats Ek's Sleeping Beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set predominantly to flamenco music, Mats Ek's early work is based on Lorca's play about a family of Spanish women shut away in mourning. Tension and rivalry fester in the repressed household until, finally, rebellion erupts, bringing tragedy with it. Ek's choreography gives vivid expression to the psychological aspects of the drama and there is a sharp twist of irony on Luc Buoy dancing the role of the tyrannical mother
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Ek, Mats 1945-...

Mats Ek ballerino e coreografo svedese

Mats Ek danseur et chorégraphe suédois

Mats Ek schwedischer Tänzer, Choreograf und Regisseur

Mats Ek Swedish ballet dancer and choreographer

Mats Ek Zweeds choreograaf

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