the royal swedish ballet

Tonight: Celebrated documentary The Dancer screens with star Katja Björner in person as part of the MoMA Film series Donya Feuer: Dance Film Collaborations with Ingmar Bergman, Romola Nijinsky, and Others.


[The Dancer. 1994. Sweden. Directed by Donya Feuer. Courtesy of First Run Features]

King Gustav III of Sweden and his Brothers (1771). Alexander Roslin (Swedish, 1718–1793). Oil on canvas. Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.

Gustav was active as a playwright. He is largely credited with creating the Royal Theatre, (Kungliga Teatern), where his own historical dramas were performed, and promoting theatre and opera. He founded the Royal Swedish Opera and the Royal Swedish Ballet, under the umbrella of his Royal Theatre.