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Ek, Mats

Works: 235 works in 350 publications in 8 languages and 1,304 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Filmed ballets  Nonfiction films  Music videos  Filmed performances  Televised ballets  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Film adaptations  Ballet films 
Roles: Choreographer, Author, Performer, Other, Adapter, Restager , Creator, Director, Interviewee, Editor, Contributor, Dancer
Classifications: GV1790.G5, 792.842
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mats Ek
Carmen by Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 168 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
Appartement by Fleshquartet( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a performance of Appartement, performed by Ballet of the Opera National de Paris (Paris Opera Ballet)and Fleshquartet (Flaskkvartetten) and directed by Thomas Grimm
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Swedish choreographer Mats Ek's modern reworking of the classic ballet
La danse le Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film follows the rehearsals and performances of seven ballets: Genus by Wayne McGregor, Medea by Angelin Preljocaj, The House of Bernarda Alba by Mats Ek, Paquita by Pierre Lacotte, The Nutcracker by Rudolph Nureyev, Orpheus and Eurydice by Pina Bausch, and Romeo and Juliet by Sasha Waltz. The film shows the work involved in administering the company and the coordinated and collaborative work of choreographers, ballet masters, dancers, musicians, and costume, set, and lighting designers"--Container
The sleeping beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 8 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleeping beauty is Swedish choreographer Mats Ek's latest re-working of one of the classics of the ballet repertoire. The basic elements of the story remain true, but Ek transforms the characters into denizens of the second half of the twentieth century. A rebellious teenager, Aurora seeks to free herself from her uncomprehending parents and a world of emptiness and surface glitter
Place( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sensational dance film, especially created for world-famous dancers Mikhail Baryshnikov and Ana Laguna by an outstanding international team of artists."--Container
Bye by Mats Ek( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 60 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 41 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
Evidentia by Sylvie Guillem( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvie Guillem puts her ideas about dance and movement on film, resulting in a collaboration with her chosen directors and choreographers around three main themes: dance, movement and moving pictures
Juliet & Romeo( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 24 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
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)
Mats Ek by Lesley Leslie-Spinks( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Swedish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nobleman named Albrecht is busily wooing a young, beautiful peasant girl named Giselle. Albrecht leads the young maiden to believe that he is a farmer named Loys. Giselle falls in love with the man, unaware that he is already betrothed to Bathilde, daughter of the Duke. Giselle is about love, which conquers death
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bizet's tale of a woman who knows what she wants and is ruthless in pursuing it, taking and discarding lovers as she pleases
Carmen the Cullberg ballet( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of Bizet's opera 'Carmen'
The House of Bernarda Alba( Visual )

4 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
Smoke by Mats Ek( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming and going dancers over forty( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four dancers in their 40's discuss their lives and dancing
Swan Lake by Mans Reutersward( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette version du "Lac des Cygnes" a été créée en 1987 par le turbulent fils de Birgit Culberg qui dirigea avant lui les ballets du même nom. Dans les années 80 Mats Ek écrit pour sa compagnie de nombreux ballets qui tentent une relecture psychanalytique des grandes oeuvres romantiques. Dans "Le Lac des Cygnes" on sent l'intention volontairement provocatrice du chorégraphe ; sa gestuelle, toujours empreinte de pantomime et de mouvement sexuellement allusifs, fait mouche plus d'une fois
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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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