21th of September

Co-produced by Pontus Lidberg Dance, Danish Dance Theatre, Festival Oriente Occidente, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Culture Center, through an exclusive grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation


SIREN is named after the mythical creatures who lured sailors with their song, compelling them to throw themselves into the sea. Only Ulysses managed to resist their call, by plugging his crew’s ears with wax and tying himself to the mast of his ship. The work considers Ulysses’ desire that can never be fulfilled, and the Siren’s song as a source of creative impulse. The work does not retell the myth, or any story, but is inspired by its themes of longing, creativity, and, unexpectedly, solitude.


Choreography: Pontus Lidberg
Dancers: Pontus Lidberg Dance (Pontus Lidberg, Sarawanee Tanatanit, Nathanael Marie) Danish Dance Theatre (Lucas Threefoot, Stefanos Bizas, Joe George, Csongor Szabó)
Dramaturge: Adrian Guo Silver
 Karen Young
Music: Stefan levin
Rehearsal director: Ola Beccau 
Light design: Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm


With the generous support of Rockefeller Brothers Fund, SHS Foundation, Evelyn C Sharp Foundation, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation

Time & Place: 

Malmö, Skånes Dansteater
6 pm

1 hour