Ingmar Bergman through the Choreographer’s Eye

SFDFF presents the U.S. premiere of Ingmar Bergman Through the Choreographer’s Eye.

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Special guests Ingmar Bergman Jr. and dancer/choreographer Alexander Ekman will participate in a post-screening discussion and Q&A, moderated by former Royal Swedish Ballet dancer Katja Björner. A special reception follows to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Ingmar Bergman’s birth.

Sunday, April 29 | 5:00 – 7:30pm

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street | San Francisco 94118 MAP
Tickets $25 & $75 (includes reception and signed commemorative DVD) — BUY TICKETS NOW

Ingmar Bergman Through the Choreographer’s Eye
SWEDEN | 2016 | 51 min | Executive Producers: Ingmar Bergman Jr. and Marie-Louise Sid-Sylwander

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 contemporary dance film.

Renowned Swedish choreographers Alexander Ekman, Pär Isberg, Pontus Lidberg and Joakim Stephenson, with principal dancers Jenny Nilson, Nathalie Nordquist, Oscar Salomonsson and Nadja Sellrup from the Royal Swedish Ballet, interpret Ingmar Bergman through four unique dance performances reflecting on human relations and intense feelings. The dances 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 movement and music.

In addition to his work as a film director, Ingmar Bergman was also a choreographer. Throughout his films one can sense his refined choreographed language—in the beautiful movement of a head, or an arm, in the blink of an eyelid—revealing painful shortcomings, and chasms in close human relationships. The unspoken word is transformed, through choreography, into movement.

In cooperation with the Consulate General of Sweden

Ingmar Bergman Through the Choreographer’s Eye
Choreographer & dancer Pontus Lidberg

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