"This summer, I created a piece for Les Ballets de Monte Carlo called Summer's Winter Shadow" Pontus tells us. "It opened on July 16. The music is from Schubert's Impromptus as well as original music by Swedish composer Stefan Levin. I was very comfortable with the ensemble in Monte Carlo, I felt welcome and it was a joy to work with them."
The ballet is for eleven dancers. It is a playful work full of joy and good feeling but with darker moments. A bright summer's day has shadows too.
After Stockholm, I am going back to New York to continue working with my own group. I have an upcoming residency at the Baryshnikov Arts Center. I am working on a new dance film, which is practically ready for production, pending funding.
Later this year I am going to create for The Martha Graham Dance Company and the BalletBoyz in London. Ballet Austin is presenting a work which I initially created for Oregon Ballet Theater." In addition, I am preparing a new evening for the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève.
Earlier this year, I have been working with the SemperOper Ballett in Dresden as well as with the ABT Studio Company.
There are plans for something classical in the future in my back pocket."