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Cullbergbaletten, Eleanor Bauer and Yung Lean win Nöjesguiden’s Stockholmspris 2018 for Best Stage show

Saturday night, Cullbergbaletten, Eleanor Bauer and Yung Lean won Nöjesguiden’s Stockholmspris 2018 for best stage show with the motivation: “The concept dance concert was warmly received when Yung Lean teamed up with choreographer Eleanor Bauer in the creation of NEAR. The iconic and sad music, together with the dancers of Cullbergbaletten invites to a surrealistic and irresistible dream world.”

It was the first time, choreographer Eleanor Bauer and Jonatan Leandoer Håstad/Yung Lean worked together, and for both artists, a strong relationship to writing is at the center of their respective artistic practices. Poetry became a common ground in the collaboration NEAR.

A co-production between Cullbergbaletten, Luger Sweden and Sothbank Centre, London, NEAR premiered at Way Out West festival in Gothenburg the past summer. In September, NEAR was presented at the main stage at a sold out Dramaten in collaboration with Dramaten&.

NEAR – a dance concert by Eleanor Bauer and Jonatan Leandoer Håstad/Yung Lean
Concept: Eleanor Bauer and Jonatan Leandoer Håstad/Yung Lean
Direction: Eleanor Bauer
Choreography: Eleanor Bauer with the dancers Adam Schütt, Camille Prieux, Daniel Sjökvist, Eleanor Campbell, Eliott Marmouset, Gesine Moog, Georges Hann, Giacomo Citton, Katie Jacobson, Mohamed Y. Shika, Suelem de Oliveira da Silva, Sylvie Gehin Karlsson, with contribution by Anand Bolder, Núria Guiu Sagarra, Unn Faleide, Vincent Van der Plas, and the apprentices Heather Birley and Yulia Kalinchenko
Music: Jonatan Leandoer Håstad/Yung Lean in collaboration with Frederik Valentin
Set design: Josefin Hinders
Lighting design: Jonatan Winbo
Costume design: Pontus Pettersson
Rehearsal director: Lisa Drake

For more information about Cullbergbaletten and NEAR, please contact:
Erica Espling, PR- and Marketing Manager Cullbergbaletten
+46 (0)70-602 27 01
erica.espling@cullbergbaletten.se

Cullbergbaletten
Cullbergbaletten 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. Cullbergbaletten 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 Cullbergbaletten’s defining characteristic. By collaborating with choreographers and directors who are rooted in the contemporary field, Cullbergbaletten contributes strongly to the development of performing arts and dance as an art form. Cullbergbaletten’s activities encompass different projects and productions including workshops, conferences, seminars, and lectures. The directors are Gabriel Smeets and Stina Dahlström. Cullbergbaletten was founded in 1967 by Birgit Cullberg under the auspices of Riksteatern, the Swedish National Touring Theatre.