Mats Ek je švedski koreograf koji je uradio koreografiju, kao i scensku pripremu za balet Dim (Smoke) u čijem su fokusu muškarac i žena, njihov odnos izražen pokretima tela koji tvore simbole unutar umetnosti koju zovemo balet. Osim igre, gledaoca podjednako zaokupljuje i svedena muzika, nenametljiva a svo vreme prisutna i u potpunoj koordinaciji sa pokertima. Sinteza dve umetnosti ispostavila se kao apsolutni pogodak. Detaljnije o samoj koncepciji baleta možete pročitati ovde. Na ovaj snimak pažnju mi je skrenula prijateljica i pesnikinja Katarina Kiković-Jović kojoj se ovom prilikom zahvaljujem.
O Matsu Eku:
„He has for thirty years been a highly esteemed choreographer throughout the world. He studied dance and theatre and directed theatre at the Marionette Theatre, the Stockholm City Theatre and the Royal Dramatic Theatre. In 1973 Mats Ek joined the Cullberg Ballet as a dancer. Three years later he began choreographing for the company with immediate success. Saint George and the Dragon, Soweto and The House of Bernarda belong to his earliest ballets. From 1981 until 1993 Mats Ek was the artistic director of the Cullberg Ballet, succeeding his mother Birgit Cullberg. Mats Ek’s extensive production of ballets includes more than twenty works for the Cullberg Ballet, among them the sensational reworks of the great classics like Giselle (1982), Swan Lake (1987) and Carmen (1992). After leaving the Cullberg Ballet, Mats Ek became guest choreographer with major international dance companies. He created Sleeping Beauty for the Hamburg Ballet (1996), A Sort Of for the Nederlands Dans Theater (1997), and Apartment for the Paris Opera (2000). Several of Mats Ek’s ballets have been adapted for television, two of them received Emmy awards. Mats Ek is also acclaimed for his choreographic theater works, Don Giovanni (1999) and Andromaque (2001) at the Royal Dramatic Theatre being two of them. With his latest choreography FLUKE, premiered in November 2002 at Dansens Hus in Stockholm, Mats Ek has once again created a work for the Cullberg Ballet, this time in cooperation with the Pork Quartet.“ *