Swan 2.0

The famous ballet ”the Swan” performed by Anna Pavlova in 1905 is based on Lord Tennyson's poem "The Dying Swan”. The origin
al concept of the piece is that the Swan has been wounded and is painfully fighting against death, but in the end, she loses her battle and dies. But the ballet is not about a swan, it is about death and the swan is simply a metaphor. According to legend, when Anna Pavlova was lying on her deathbed, her last words were, "Get my Swan costume ready. Our Swan however is not at all interested in dying. She is young, strong and dedicated to controlling her life and her future. At any cost.

  • Jan Palmblad
  • Jan Palmblad
  • Anais Touret
    Key Cast
    "The Swan"
    Dancer / choreographer at The Norwegian National Ballet
  • Alex Cuadros Joglar
    Key Cast
    "The Hunter"
    Dancer at The Norwegian National Ballet
  • Michael Skärström
  • Jan Palmblad
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 19, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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  • Dansfilmfestivalen
    February 10, 2023
    World premier
    Official selection
Director Biography - Jan Palmblad

Producer and creator/scriptwriter of the feature film Festival 2000-2001 and some short films including Speak to me 2003 and Pursuit of Happiness 2004.
Documented performing arts at the Swedish Museum of Theatre 2004-2005.
Director of Information and Cultural Affairs at the Municipality of Strömstad 2005-2015.
Director of Winter Word Festival 2005-2015 and Performance Festival Live Art Strömstad 2013-2015. Director of the Art Hall Lokstallet in Strömstad 2009-2015.
 Soloexhibitions in Göteborg, Strömstad and Causses-et-Veyran.
Published photoworks "Likvaka för eremiter" 2019, Sweet Sweaty Death Strip - Twenty-Nine Lethal Disjections "2020 and "Texter jag redan ångrar" 2020.
Danceshortfilms "Dear Mr Feldenkrais" 2019,  "WhiteRedBlack" 2020, ”Close Dance” 2022, ”The Swan that refused to Die” 2021, "Close Dance" 2022 and ”The Swan 2.0” 2023.

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I don´t dance!