The Cullberg Ballet (Sweden)


Choreography, direction and text by Jefta van Dinther

”Let’s start a revolution, how beautiful it is...” – Elias

The imaginative Cullberg Ballet, the most famous Swedish contemporary dance company in the world, brings its grand 50th anniversary production to the Tampere Theatre Festival. Protagonist is raw and intense but at heart a hopeful look at human nature and the importance of belongingness.

The hypnotic choreography features 14 dancers, each character playing the lead role in their own lives and striving to find their place in the community. Jefta van Dinther, one of Europe’s top talents, sets his movement material to the soulful voice of Swedish breakthrough artist, Elias.

Protagonist is produced in cooperation with the Tampere Hall.



Jefta van Dinther