Johan Inger was the artistic director of Cullberg Ballet from 2003 to 2008. As a choreographer he has created numerous prominent works and his Negro con Flores was a huge success when it premiered in the autumn of 2005. Johan Inger is the recipient of many awards.
”Negro con Flores exists in a landscape between darkness and light, levity and gravity. It progresses through a formation of moods with the goal of breaking loose, moving on. This piece is an attempt to deviate from the path I know and by doing so, hopefully find new beginnings.” (Johan Inger, 2005)
Duration 35 minutes
World premiere 4 November 2005, Dansens Hus Stockholm, Sweden
“But it is in Negro con Flores that he surprises us with a new approach. Something of the cocky leaps and lifts of street dancers feature in this work, which swings between tenderness and brutality.”