Alae/Andersson Dance & Per Tengstrand

Foto: Chrisander Brun

A new work created for three dancers, a pianist and Beethoven’s sonatas. In ALAE Örjan Andersson continues to dissect and confront iconic works of music with movement derived from close-knit collaborations with his current ensemble. The work is based on three Beethoven sonatas, illuminating them in a new way through clashes and encounters with the moving body. A grand piano is the centrepiece for the visuality of the evening, which together with the four performers alters the audiovisual and visual space created for movement. The work is a continuation of 20 years of ongoing research into the relationship between live music and movement which has defined the work of Andersson Dance.
Duration: 90 minutes with intermission.

Per Tengstrand was born in 1968 in Växjö He began playing the piano at age 6 with his mother as a teacher. He then went on to study at the Malmö Academy of Music and the Paris Conservatory, where he graduated with a Premier Prix, Premier Nommé. His teachers were Hans Pålsson, Dominique Merlet, Romuald Sztern and Dominique Weber. He won prizes in international competitions in Paris (Marguerite Long), Brussels (Queen Elizabeth) and Geneva, and the first prize in the Cleveland International Piano Competition, he debuted with a solo recital at Lincoln Center in 1997

Choreography, concept: Örjan Andersson
Dancers: Jernej Bizjak, Ida “Inxi” Holmlund & Javier Perez
Pianist: Per Tengstrand
Set and lighting design, photo: Chrisander Brun
Costume design: Bente Rolandsdotter
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven : Piano Sonata d minor, Op. 31 No. 2 “Tempest” / Piano Sonata A-flat Major, Op. 110 / Piano Sonata f minor, Op. 5 “Appassionata”
Production: Andersson Dance & Nordberg Movement
Co-production with Regionteatern Blekinge Kronoberg with a production residency at Västerås Konserthus
Technical services in collaboration with Lumination of Sweden / SUTODA

Made possible with support of the Swedish Arts Council, Stockholms Stad and
the Stockholm County Council.