Project Description


A new work created for three dancers, a pianist and Beethoven’s sonatas. In ALAE Örjan Andersson continues to dissect and confront iconic works of music with movement derived from close-knit collaborations with his current ensemble. The work is based on three Beethoven sonatas, illuminating them in a new way through clashes and encounters with the moving body. A grand piano is the centrepiece for the visuality of the evening, which together with the four performers alters the audiovisual and visual space created for movement. The work is a continuation of 20 years of ongoing research into the relationship between live music and movement which has defined the work of Andersson Dance.

Duration 90 minutes with intermission.

Choreography Örjan Andersson

Pianist Per Tengstrand
Dancers Ida “Inxi” Holmlund, Javier Perez, Jernej Bizjak
Costume design Bente Rolandsdotter
Set- and light design  Chrisander Brun
Music Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata d minor, Op. 31 No. 2 “Tempest” / Piano Sonata A-flat Major, Op. 110 / Piano Sonata f minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata”
Made possible with generous support by the Swedish Arts Council, Stockholms Stad and the Stockholm County Council
Co-production Andersson Dance and Regionteatern Bleking Kronoberg with production residency at Västerås Konserthus.


Per Tengstrand was born in 1968 in Växjö He began play- ing the piano at age 6 with his mother as a teacher. He then went on to study at the Malmö Academy of Music and the Paris Conservatory, where he graduated with a Premier Prix, Premier Nommé. His teachers were Hans Pålsson, Dominique Merlet, Romuald Sztern and Dominique Weber.

He won prizes in international competitions in Paris (Marguerite Long), Brussels (Queen Elizabeth) and Geneva, and the first prize in the Cleveland International Piano Competi- tion, he debuted with a solo recital at Lincoln Center in 1997.

Since then he has played in venues such as the Kennedy Center, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Musikverein in Vienna, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He has been a soloist with the Detroit Symphony, National Sym- phony, Japan Philharmonic, the Osaka Philharmonic, Residentieorkester The Hague, Orchestra de la Suisse Romande, Singapore Symphony and the Orchestre National de France.

Per Tengstrand is the artistic director of the Music on Park Avenue series at Scandinavia House in New York City. He has received the medal Litterus et Artibus from the King of Sweden.