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Playing from 01 April to 23 April
choreography/Stage design/light
Alexander Ekman
Mikael Karlsson
Henrik Vibskov
Carina Nildalen
Running time
The performance lasts about 1 hours and 30 minutes, no interval.


Alexander Ekman's success ESCAPIST is back with THE ROYAL SWEDISH BALLET at the Opera!

Daydreaming, escape from reality, the power of the imagination … are you an escapist? If so, when? We occasionally withdraw from reality by daydreaming, listening to music, watching a film or by inventing a new reality. At the theatre, you visit, for a moment, a world you may never have encountered before in your own escapist mind’s eye.

Following acclaimed productions of Midsommarnattsdröm at the Royal Swedish Opera, Play at the Opéra National de Paris and A Swan Lake in Oslo, Alexander Ekman created Eskapist, which premiered at the Royal Swedish Opera in 2019. As one of the world’s foremost contemporary choreographers, he has created ballets that invariably surprises and delights. Eskapist received standing ovations and every critically acclaimed performance was sold out. Dagens Nyheter described the evening as »magnificent«, Aftonbladet called it »enormously entertaining and tightly executed … a technically magnificent extravaganza« and Sveriges Radio’s Kulturnytt found it to be »pure magic … a dizzying piece of escapism«.

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Solo celli Kati Raitinen/Erik Wahlgren

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