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Johan Inger

Associate Choreographer

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Former NDT 1 dancer Johan Inger (Stockholm, 1967) has been an associate choreographer at NDT since 2009. In 1995 he made his first choreography for NDT 2. The resulting Mellantid marked his official debut as a choreographer and was immediately a resounding success. This season Inger created the new work B.R.I.S.A. for NDT 2 in Programme B (premiere March 6).

Inger completed his dance training at the Royal Swedish Ballet School and at the National Ballet School in Canada. From 1985 to 1990 he danced with the Swedish Royal Ballet in Stockholm. Fascinated by the works of Kylián, Inger joined NDT 1 in 1990 where he was a high-profile dancer until 2002. Soon his talent for choreography was noticed. As an associate choreographer Inger has made various works for NDT such as Dissolve in this (2009), Tone Bone Kone (2010), I New Then and Sunset Logic (2012).

Inger was artistic director of the Cullberg Ballet from 2003 to 2008. He made various choreographies for this company, such as Home and Home, Phases, In Two, Within Now, As if, Negro con Flores and Blanco. In 2010 Inger created Falter for the Göteborg Ballet in Sweden. Recently he created the successful Rain Dogs, based on music by Tom Waits, for the Basel Ballett in Switzerland.

Awards and Honors
1996      Philip Morris Finest Selection Award for Mellantid
2000      nomination VSCD Golden Theatre Dance Prize
2001      Lucas Hoving Production Prize for Dream Play and Walking Mad
2001      nomination Mellantid for the Laurence Olivier Award (Best New Dance
2002      Merit Award from Stichting Dansersfonds ’79
2005      Danza & Danza’s Award for Walking Mad by Cullberg Ballet
2013      Carina Ari Medal for the promotion of dance in Sweden

In Sunset Logic Johan Inger creates a shocking world view.” TELEGRAAF
“Contagious energy” THEATERKRANT about I New Then