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Embassy of SwedenHanoi, Vietnam

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Ingmar Bergman through the Choreographer’s eye

Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City 08 Jun 2018, 7.00 PM - 10.00 PM

Four of Sweden’s most innovative choreographers travel to Ingmar Bergman’s home on Fårö to explore and get inspired. The result is a unique dance film, “Ingmar Bergman through the Choreographer’s eye”.

The renowned and innovative Swedish choreographers Alexander Ekman, Pär Isberg, Pontus Lidberg and Joakim Stephenson, with principal dancers from the Royal Swedish Ballet, interpret Ingmar Bergman through four unique dance performances reflecting on human relations and intense feelings - the unspoken word transformed into movements. The four pieces 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.

Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007) was a Swedish film and theatre director, scriptwriter, theatre manager, dramatist and author. Bergman made over 60 films and more than 170 theatrical productions, and authored over a hundred books and articles. Among his most famous works are the films The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries and Persona, as well as his written autobiography The Magic Lantern.

As a film director, Bergman was also a choreographer. Throughout his films, and his theatre works, one could sense his refined choreographed language – in the beautiful movement of a head, or an arm, in the blink of an eyelid – Bergman’s “invisible hand”, constantly directing the actor in a slow dance around the room.

Some thoughts on Bergman and dance

Choreography & dance: Alexander Ekman
Music: Frédéric Chopin

Samband - Band – Saraband

Choreography: Pär Isberg
Dancers: Nadja Sellrup & Oscar Salomonsson
Music: J.S. Bach

A pre-study

Choreography & dance: Pontus Lidberg
Music: Stefan Levin
Voice: Stina Ekblad


Choreography: Joakim Stephenson
Dancers: Nathalie Nordquist & Jenny Nilson
Music: Stefan Levin


Friday 8 June 2018, 7 pm
National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio
465 Hoang Hoa Tham, Ba Dinh

Ho Chi Minh City:
Friday 8 June 2018, 7 pm
Hoa Sen University
8 Nguyen Van Trang, Disctric 1

English & Vietnamese subtitles

Length: 51 minutes

Producer: Fredrik Stattin
Executive producers: Ingmar Bergman jr and Marie-Louise Sid-Sylwander
Filmed on location in Bunge Aircraft Hangar, Ingmar Bergman’s home and outdoors in Fårö, Sweden.

Please note that the Vietnamese film Professor Ton That Tung - A revered teacher by Nguyen Nhu Vu and Dao Duc Thanh will be showned before Ingmar Bergman through the Choreographer’s eye.

Free entrance.

Last updated 21 May 2018, 1.51 PM