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L E   F I F A
The Rain

The Rain

Pontus Lidberg

United States, Sweden | 2007 | 28 min
Available on November 5, 2021.

A series of tableaux of everyday settings and people in various stages of their lives. Relations form and finish, memories of meetings mingle with the longing for those that have not yet happened. The dance slowly takes over and forms a pattern that none of the characters can see, they are all connected. The rain affects them all.
Director Pontus Lidberg, Pontus Lidberg
Producer Mathilde Dedye
Director of Photography Ralph Evers
Editing Lars Gustafson
Choreography Pontus Lidberg
Cast Vikander Alicia, Yvan Auzely, Giovanni Bucchieri, Filip Gauffin, Hedda Staver-Cooke
Costumes Magdalena Walz
Music Hugo Therkelsson
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Pontus Lidberg

Pontus Lidberg

Choreographer, filmmaker, dancer and recipient of a 2019 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Pontus Lidberg has firmly established himself as a creative and visionary artist, merging dance and film.

As a choreographer for the stage, Lidberg has created works for dance companies including Paris Opera Ballet, New York City Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Vienna Staatsoper Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Semperoper Ballet Dresden, Royal Swedish Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Le Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Acosta Danza, Balletboyz and Beijing Dance Theatre, as well as for his own concert group, Pontus Lidberg Dance. Pontus Lidberg Dance has been presented by New York City Center’s Fall For Dance Festival, the Havana International Ballet Festival, the Spoleto Festival, The Joyce Theater and the National Arts Center of Canada. His work Siren received a Villanueva Award from UNEAC, The National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, as one of the best performances presented in Cuba in 2018.

His film, The Rain received numerous awards. The New York Times wrote memorably, The Rain illustrates what filmed dance can say that staged dance cannot.” His film Labyrinth Within won Best Picture at the Dance on Camera Festival in 2012. He was nominated for a New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) in Outstanding Visual Design, for his dance and film evening WITHIN (Labyrinth Within) — created during his 2012 tenure as resident artistic director of Morphoses.

Raised in Stockholm, Sweden, Lidberg trained at the Royal Swedish Ballet School. He holds an MFA in Contemporary Performing Arts from the University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts. He is the artistic director of Danish Dance Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Written on Water (2021); Labyrinth Within (2011); The Rain (2007)

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