Pontus Lidberg

Pontus Lidberg

Artist-in-Residence Spring 2013
Pontus Lidberg

Bio

Pontus Lidberg has been making dances for stage and film since 2000. He was commissioned to develop new works for Stockholm 59° North (2000, 2001, 2009); Norwegian National Ballet (2005); Royal Danish Ballet (2010); Vietnam National Opera Ballet (2007, 2009); Beijing Dance Theater (2009); Vanemuine Theatre Ballet Company of Estonia (2010); the Royal Swedish Ballet (2012), and Morphoses (2012). Awards and honors include The Vilcek Foundation/Prize for Creative Promise in Dance (2012), the NOKIA Award for Young Talent (2001), and the Stockholm Cultural Scholarship (2001). 
In 2003, he formed Pontus Lidberg Dance to produce his independent projects. Most recently, the company unveiled his third dance film Labyrinth Within, featuring New York City Ballet principal dancer Wendy Whelan and a score by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. This project received the Court Métrange du Jury prize at the Court-Métrange Film Festival in Rennes, France (2011) and won Best Picture at the Dance on Camera Festival in New York (2012). His company has received support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and The Field (2011, 2012), Jerome Robbins Foundation (2010), The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation (2010), and Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy Foundation (2010), as well as grants from the Swedish Arts Council and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee. He is a 2013 Blodgett Distinguished Artist-in-Residence, co-sponsored by Harvard University's Department of Music.
http://www.lidberg.se/pontus/

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