klever Dance

“Klever Dance” is a production based dance company featuring the work of award winning finnish choreographer Kristian Lever. Bringing new pieces to life with a focused choreographic language and aesthetic, we strive to share these works with a larger demographic than the usual theatre goers.

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co produced by INTERNATIONALE STIFTUNG MOZARTEUM SALZBURG
AND axis danza udine


pre-premiere: november - teatro palamostre
World premiere: November 27 - Szene theater salzburg
finnish premiere: jan 10 - åbo svenska theater

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 Who is kristian lever?

KRISTIAN LEVER IS A FINNISH AWARD WINNING CHOREOGRAPHER. RAISED IN HELSINKI, FINLAND, THIS IS WHERE HE STARTED HIS JOURNEY. LATER MOVING TO MOSCOW AND DRESDEN TO CONTINUE HIS TRAINING, GIVING HIM A WIDE RANGE OF KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE FROM DIFFERENT STYLES OF DANCE AND MOVEMENT. 

HAVING DANCED REPERTOIRE FROM JIRI KYLIAN, NACHO DUATO, OHAD NAHARIN, MARCO GOECKE, NATALIA HORECNA, JOHN NEUMEIER AND MANY OTHERS. IT WAS IN HAMBURG UNDER THE DIRECTION OF JOHN NEUMEIER AND KEVIN HAIGEN, WHERE HE WAS OFFERED HIS FIRST PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENT AS A CHOREOGRAPHER. HAVING NOW CREATED SEVERAL WORKS FOR THE NATIONAL YOUTH BALLET OF GERMANY, THE ROYAL DANISH BALLET, CROATIAN NATIONAL BALLET IN RIJEKA, UKRAINIAN NATIONAL BALLET, DANCERS OF NEDERLANDS DANS THEATER, HESSISCHES STAATSBALLETT, ROYAL BALLET AND MANY OTHERS. 

KRISTIAN IS CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF CREATING A NEW WORK FOR BALLET THEATRE TIVOLI IN COPENHAGEN WHICH WILL DEBUT ON THE 14TH OF MAY. DURING HIS TIME SPENT IN COPENHAGEN, HE WILL SIMULTANEOUSLY CREATE FOR TRIO VITRUVI'S KAMMERBALLETTEN WITH DANCERS OF THE ROYAL DANISH BALLET, PREMIERING ON AUGUST 14TH. 


LATER IN THE 2019 NEW COMMISSIONED WORK WILL ALSO BE CREATED FOR CROATIAN NATIONAL BALLET OF SPLIT AND THE SALZBURGER LANDESTHEATER BALLETT UND OPERA. 


ADDITIONALLY, KRISTIAN IS PLANNING A NEW FULL LENGTH PRODUCTION WITH HIS OWN COMPANY KLEVER DANCE, PREMIERING IN NOVEMBER 2019.

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NEWS

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Premiere 18.05.2019 | Ballet theatre tivoli

new creation in progress

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“unravel”, recently performed by dancers of the royal danish ballet at the dance salad festival in houston texas. See what kristian lever has to say about the dynamic and emotion evoking duet.

representing the hamburg ballet and hosted by the national ballet of canada, kristian lever is awarded with the choreographic prize at the “erik Bruhn” competition in toronto, canada for his new creation “an intimate distance” performed by hamburg ballet dancers Sara ezzell and matias oberlin.

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I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
— Albert Einstein
 
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