Cedar Lake in rehearsals, August 2013.
Performed to a richly textured score of popular music, "Rain Dogs" is an homage to 'the urban dispossessed.' Each song brings another scene, linked through movement and music, that captures both parody and sympathy for the myriad of characters who populate the work. Portraits of men, women and their relationships evolve through movement that explores both graceful suppleness and grotesque dislocation. In this series of intimate vignettes, Inger creates a quirky study of what it is to be human.
JOHAN INGER made his breakthrough as a choreographer in 1995 after a successful dance career with Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT). Inger’s works have won numerous prestigious awards. Between 2003 and 2008 he was the Artistic Director of the Cullberg Ballet. In 2009 he became an Associate Choreographer with NDT. Inger’s works are in the repertoires of companies around the world including: Nederlands Dans Theatre, Cullberg Ballet, Gothenburg Ballet, Monte Carlo Ballet, Basel Ballet, Hannover Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance, Dresden Semper Ballet, Ballet du Rhin, Finnish National Ballet among others.