About Pontus Lidberg
New York, NY
Pontus Lidberg (CBA ’19) is a choreographer, filmmaker, and dancer recognized for his dance film The Rain, for which he received numerous awards around the world. His film Labyrinth Within won Best Picture at Lincoln Center’s Dance on Camera Festival in 2012. As a choreographer for the stage, Lidberg has created works for dance companies including the New York City Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Semperoper Ballet Dresden, Le Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, The Royal Danish Ballet, The Beijing Dance Theatre, The Royal Swedish Ballet, Balletboyz, and Morphoses, as well as for his own concert group, Pontus Lidberg Dance. He is the artistic director of Danish Dance Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Artificial intelligence and dance
At The Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, Lidberg will research applications of Artificial Intelligence to dance, as he develops the libretto for a forthcoming dance work and the screenplay for an accompanying dance film. He will investigate if an A.I. can improvise, if it is possible to perform a duet with an A.I., and assess how the art forms of ballet and choreography can engage contemporary and near-future problems and realities such as A.I.