Dance performance


Executive producers: Ingmar Bergman jr & Marie-Louise Sid-Sylwander

Hammars Drama Productions AB

As a film director, Bergman was also a choreographer. Throughout his films, and his theatre works, one could sense his thoroughly 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.

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.

“Bergman through the Choreographer’s Eye” was performed twice during the “Bergman Week” in July 2016. The venue was the atmospheric Bunge Aircraft Hangar – in Bergman territory, near his home in Fårö, Gotland, where we can experience the trapped, quiet, intense feeling that is so typically Bergman.

The performance was filmed on location for Sveriges Television (SVT).


60 min

Some thoughts on Bergman and dance

Choreography & dance: Alexander Ekman

Music: Frédéric Chopin

Script: Ekman / Bergman

Samband - Band - Saraband

Choreography: Pär Isberg

Dancers: Nadja Sellrup & Oscar Salomonsson

Music: J.S. Bach

Soloist: Torleif Thedéen

A pre-study

Choreography & dance: Pontus Lidberg

Music: Stefan Levin

Voice: Stina Ekblad

Dramaturge: Adrian Silver


Choreography: Joakim Stephenson

Dancers: Nathalie Nordquist & Jenny Nilson

Music: Stefan Levin

Costumes: Marie Bergman

Our sincere gratitude to Peder af Geijerstam-Lindberg & Per och Louise Berggren for their kind donations that made this performance possible.