Creation for Pontus Lidberg Dance
First performance: September 21, 2013 (revised version April 14, 2014)
Choreography, Stage Design: Pontus Lidberg
Original Score: Ryan Francis
Costume Design: Reid Bartelme
Light Design: Patrik Bogårdh
Puppet Design and Direction: Kevin Augustine, The Lone Wolf Tribe
Rehearsal Director/Assistant: Reid Bartelme, Ola Beccau
Original creation in Co-Production with Norrlandsoperan, Umeå, Sweden. With support from New York City Center and The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

PRESS QUOTES
"Pontus Lidberg’s work shows a real attention to the human psyche, and a concerted effort to externalize obsessions and inner demons, to forge them into something liberating and beautiful."
SARAH ROSE SHARP, HYPERALLERGIC.COM

"There’s a sense that Mr. Lidberg, the director of the 2011 film “Labyrinth Within,” about a difficult relationship and featuring Wendy Whelan, approaches dance as if he’s behind a camera, drawing out his dancers’ solitude… …the initial sight of the lonely puppet as it reclines under snowfall is haunting."
GIA KOURLAS, NY TIMES, JUNE 9, 2015

"​…the movement was so effortless that there seemed to be an absence of gravity… …A sweet ambition for dancers. A sweet result for the audience."
JANE VRANISH, PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 21, 2015

"Pontus Lidberg is an exquisite dancer, with exquisite aesthetics."
GUNILLA JENSEN, SVENSKA DAGBLADET

"Pontus Lidberg is a master of the quietly eerie. His works invade your brain slowly with their deliberate pacing and strange imagery. Mr. Lidberg showed his mastery of mood and the nuances of relationships in his recent program at the Joyce Theater."
JOEL BENJAMIN, THEATERSCENE.NET