There is appealing madness in the choreography of Alexander Ekman. Engaging and accessible, it has been warmly and immediately embraced by both the public and critics. The young Swede introduces fun and play to the often-staid atmosphere of grand opera houses. Living between Stockholm and New York, Ekman is in constant demand and the flow of madcap ideas continues unabated. Maggie Foyer of Dance ICONS, Inc. spoke with him about the scope of his creative space.
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