Norwegian National Ballet

Dance, Touring

Biography

The Norwegian National Ballet consists of 67 Norwegian and international dancers. Besides classics like Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker the company’s repertoire covers new creations as well as works by internationals masters such as Jiří Kylián, Nacho Duato, George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Sol León & Paul Lightfoot as well as Liam Scarlett and Alexander Ekman.

Ingrid Lorentzen, Ballet Director

After many years as principal dancer in the company Ingrid Lorentzen was appointed ballet director in 2012. Under her leadership the company has developed several signature works such as A Swan Lake, the Ibsen classics Ghosts and Hedda Gabler. She has invited internationally renowned choreographers including Alexander Ekman and Liam Scarlett, appointed Jo Strømgren and Alan Lucien Øyen to Artists in Residence, and successfully commissioned productions by theatre director Marit Moum Aune, who approaches the ballet scene in an innovative and exciting way. The Norwegian National Ballet is recognized as one of the key companies to perform works by Jiří Kylián, and combined with their classical and contemporary productions they perform one of the world’s most diverse repertoires. They are also gaining great acclaim internationally by touring with their signature productions. This success has also spread to Lorentzen’s youth company’s/NNB2 (2016) works and tours. Under Lorentzen’s leadership their home audience has increased to the largest in the company’s history.

GHOSTS

Based on Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts

CREATION & DIRECTION : Marit Moum Aune
CHOREOGRAPHY: Cina Espejord
MUSIC: Nils Petter Molvær
SET DESIGN: Even Børsum
COSTUME DESIGN: Ingrid Nylander
LIGHT DESIGN: Kristin Bredal

“You’d expect the Norwegians to get their Ibsen right, but the Norwegian National Ballet’s production of “Ghosts”, a tightknit, intense drama, exceeded all expectations.”

– CRITICAL DANCE

 

“Ghosts is a truly astonishing work of danced art”

– DANCEEUROPE

HEDDA GABLER

Based on Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler

DIRECTION / CHOREOGRAPHY: Marit Moum Aune
MUSIC: Nils Petter Molvær
SET DESIGN: Even Børsum
COSTUME DESIGN: Ingrid Nylander
LIGHT DESIGN: Kristin Bredal

“Our dancers are incomparable, I have thought time and time again during the process of creating this ballet. They are not only masters of steps and technique – they are artists through and through.”

– Ingrid Lorentzen, Ballet Director

 

Reviews

“You’d expect the Norwegians to get their Ibsen right, but the Norwegian National Ballet’s production of “Ghosts”, a tightknit, intense drama, exceeded all expectations.”

 

Critical Dance

“Ghosts is a truly astonishing work of danced art”

DanceEurope

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