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Ek, Mats

Overview
Works: 228 works in 399 publications in 8 languages and 1,530 library holdings
Genres: Children's films  Animated films  Film adaptations  Drama  Fantasy films  Nonfiction films  Filmed ballets  Juvenile works  Fiction  Musical films 
Roles: Choreographer, Author, Dancer, Performer, Other, Adapter, Creator, Restager , Director, Contributor, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: PN1997.5, 791.4372
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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 220 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 succession of iconic household items
Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 199 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
La danse : le Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris by Frederick Wiseman( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Paris Opera Ballet is one of the world's great ballet companies. LA DANSE shows how a ballet company functions from administration, technical support, and classes, to the rehearsal and/or performance of seven ballets: Paquita by Pierre Lacotte, The Nutcracker by Rudolf Nureyev, Genus by Wayne McGregor, Medea by Angelin Preljocaj, The House of Bernarda Alba by Mats Ek, Romeo and Juliet by Sasha Waltz and Orpheus and Eurydyce by Pina Bausch. The film is a profile of all aspects of the ballet company, one of France's principal cultural institutions. The film immediately draws us into the rehearsals and shows preparations for performances of seven ballets, including The Nutcracker by Rudold Nureyev and Medea by Angelin Preljocaj, widely considered to be the most important contemporary choreographer working in ballet today. It is a testament to both Wiseman's love of dance and the respect of the Opera that he was allowed full access to film all facets of this revered institution from the administration offices to the costumers' department, illustrating the sometime tensions between a commercial sensibility and creative integrity
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 130 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
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swedish choreographer Mats Ek's modern reworking of the classic ballet
Place by A ke lun de( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancers Mikhail Baryshnikov and Ana Laguna and choreographer Mats Ek join Jonas Akerlund to create a new type of dance for camera
The sleeping beauty by Gunilla Wallin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 93 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
Bye by Mats Ek( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 64 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 )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and French and held by 33 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 26 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 Georges Bizet( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 21 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
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)
Sleeping Beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swedish choreographer Mats Ek's modern reworking of the classic ballet
Mats Ek by Lesley Leslie-Spinks( Book )

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

Sylvie Guillem, portrait by Nigel Wattis( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 9 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's Sleeping Beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

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

Smoke by Wayne Wang( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodic story, divided into five chapters, each bearing the name of a character; main characters appear in most chapters. Most of the characters are connected by the fact that they hang out or work at the Brooklyn Cigar Store, where they tell stories and smoke a lot. Chapters explore the interpersonal relationships between this large and diverse group of characters
The House of Bernarda Alba by Mats Ek( 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

Эк, Матс

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