Ludvig Daae

Dance To Dance To

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{Disco} {disco!} {dance history} {old and new}

Dance To Dance To is a glamourously eccentric dance performance combining futuristic coolness with electronic beats and a piece of dance history. It is based on the iconic unfinished dance piece Dance To Dance To by Mexican choreographer Esmeralda Vasquez, which was a huge success at the time and is surrounded by countless rumours sparked mainly by Vasquez’s death.


, © Johanna Nordahl

Ludvig Daae, Dance To Dance To

, © Johanna Nordahl

Ludvig Daae, Dance to dance to

, © Johanna Nordahl

Ludvig Daae, Dance to dance to

, © Johanna Nordahl

Ludvig Daae, Dance to dance to

, © Johanna Nordahl

Ludvig Daae, Dance to dance to

, © Johanna Nordahl

Ludvig Daae, Dance to dance to

Inspired by Esmeralda Vasquez’s piece and the idea of an unfinished masterpiece, Norwegian choreographer Ludvig Daae has created a dance performance that is as relevant as the original Dance To Dance To was when it premiered in 1783. Supported by three dancers, Daae re-imagines Vasquez’s classic piece and transforms it into a contemporary dance performance. He particularly emphasises the disco dance elements already present in Vasquez’s work and superposes it with his own interpretation of what this classic performance would look and sound like today.

Ludvig Daae is a Norwegian dancer-choreographer. He studied at the Royal Swedish Ballet School in Stockholm and at P.A.R.T.S. in Brussels. His works revolve around the topics of entertainment and popular culture and have been shown all over Europe, for example at the Oslo Opera House, at MDT Stockholm, Vooruit Gent, Kampnagel Hamburg, Gessnerallee Zurich and Sophiensæle Berlin. Based on his piece Dance To Dance To, he devised a choreography for the Cullberg Ballet to be performed at the Nobel Banquet in Stockholm in December 2017.



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Concept, choreography and direction Ludvig Daae, inspired by Esmeralda Vasquez Dance and choreography Viktoria Andersson, Marcus Baldemar, Ulrika Berg Production management Sara Bergsmark Set and light design Daniel Åkerström-Steen Costumes Tove Berglund Composition William Rickman

With the kind support of Arts Council Norway, the Swedish Arts Council and the City of Stockholm. The presentation is part of the project [DNA] Departures and Arrivals, which is co-financed by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission. Residencies at MDT, Stockholm and O Espaço do Tempo, Portugal.

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Arts Council Norway, Swedish Arts Council and City of Stockholm. Die Präsentation ist Teil des Projekts [DNA] Departures and Arrivals, das vom Programm Creative Europe der Europäischen Kommission kofinanziert ist. Residencies bei MDT, Stockholm, und O Espaço do Tempo, Portugal.

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Day passes for 23 March (also valid for Vestris 4.0) are available here.

Day passes for 24 March (also valid for Vestris 4.0) are available here.

March 2018

Fri. 23.03.2018, 20:00
Dschungel Wien 17 € / 13 € / 9 €

Sat. 24.03.2018, 20:00
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