Cullberg is the leading repertoire company for contemporary dance in Sweden. The company is an important contributor to the international presentation of dance and choreography with tours all over the world. Cullberg works with a range of international choreographers and artists. The company currently has 16 dancers from nearly as many countries, and guest dancers are continuously invited to various projects. Since its inception the individual quality of each dancer has been Cullberg’s defining characteristic.
By collaborating with choreographers and directors who are rooted in the contemporary field, Cullberg contributes strongly to the development of performing arts and dance as an art form. Cullberg’s activities encompass different projects and productions including workshops, conferences, seminars, and lectures. The directors are Gabriel Smeets and Stina Dahlström. Cullberg was founded in 1967 by Birgit Cullberg under the auspices of Riksteatern, the Swedish National Touring Theatre, of which it is still part.
Dance is art, art is freedom. Freedom is a right and a responsibility. We protect that right and take that responsibility.
Our work is to contribute to the development of dance as an art form. An art form that changes all the time.
Dance AND choreography is the art of making artistic statements with the body, in space and time.
Our work emerges from the times we are living in, as part of the socio-political environment including equality, diversity and sustainability.
For us, the making of a work is a collaborative effort between an artistic team, a technical team and a production team, all equally valued and acknowledged.
The meaning, context, artistic experience, and values of the work are defined together with our audience, in a new way every time we meet.
Cullberg is an institution that acknowledges and respects the independent scene as a source of inspiration.