Elias stands for vocals and the voiceover in the Cullberg Ballet’s “Protagonist”

By on November 8, 2016

Choreographer Jefta van Dinther is back with a new great work for 14 dancers of the Cullberg Ballet. For recorded music and the voiceover stands music miracle Elias. “Protagonist” has Sweden premiere at Dance House main stage November 23 to 25.

Protagonist” is a reflection on humanity. Songs for revolution and dance of evolution tells a story about how people gather, tackles and given roles. All while instinct, resistance and force testifies to the struggle that every person fighting. In pursuit of belonging and in the common search for meaning and conviction takes a community form. “Protagonist” is a depiction of togetherness, caring and covenant isolation, control and alienation.

Elias had his breakthrough last year with the song “Revolution” which became a huge success and was followed by the EP “Warcry”. Elias has among other performed at Skavlan and the Grammy Awards with “Revolution” and the song was used recently in the American film The Birth of a Nation’s trailer.

As a thirteen-year-old Elias began singing with Tensta Gospel Choir, and it was there that he developed his distinctive voice that compares with Sam Cooke, Anthony Hamilton and Sam Smith. Spotify has chosen Elias to Spotlight Artist for 2016 and next year he will release his debut album, where he has collaborated with producer Paul Epworth (Adele, FKA Twigs, Coldplay) HYENA and John Hill (Florence + The Machine, Eminem, Rihanna).

Cullberg Ballet has danced all over the world and is an important element in the international presentation of contemporary dance. Through their tours within the country reaches the Cullberg Ballet also out nationally. Company cooperates with many national and international choreographers and performing artists who create performances on big stages as well as the smaller ones. Birgit Cullberg founded Cullberg Ballet in 1967 under the auspices of Riksteatern.

Protagonist” has Sweden premiere at Dance House main stage November 23 to 25.

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