Kim Brandstrup Choreographer

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Kim Brandstrup studied in Denmark and at the London Contemporary Dance School. 

He won the Critics’ Circle award for Best Modern Choreography for La Nuit transfigurée, an Olivier Award in 2010 for Best New Dance Production for Goldberg: The Rojo/Brandstrup Project and an Olivier Award in 1990 for the Outstanding Achievement in Dance for Orfeo

Recent and present projects include Minotaur (Royal Theater of Bath), Billy Budd (Teatro Real Madrid and Royal Opera House), La Traviata and Médée (Théâtre des Champs-Élysées), Messiah (Opéra national de Lyon), Life is A Dream (Rambert Dance Company), Pure Dance – In Absentia (Sadler’s Wells), Medea (Wexford Opera), Eugene Onegin (Metropolitan Opera New York), Between Worlds, Death in Venice, Le Nozze di Figaro, Messiah and Eugene Onegin (English National Opera), Jeux (New York City Ballet), La Nuit transfigurée (Rambert Dance Company), Metamorphosis – Titian (co-choreographed with Wayne McGregor, Royal Ballet London), Rystet Spejl, Eidolon I and II, Ghosts (Danish Royal Ballet), Invitus, Invitam, Rushes and Goldberg (Royal Ballet London), Guillaume Tell (Dutch National Opera, Metropolitan Opera New York), The Fairy Queen (Glyndebourne, Paris, New York), The Fall of the House of Usher, including The Afternoon and Games (Bregenz Festival), Pulcinella (Royal Ballet Birmingham), White Lead (Sweden Royal Ballet), a movie featuring the Brothers Quay celebrating the 400th anniversary of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo

His new creations include The Queen of Spade (Montreal), In Place of Stone (Norwegian National Ballet), Sleeping Beauty (Royal New Zealand Ballet). He also directed The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other (Malmö) and The Seven Deadly Sins (Greek National Opera).

Immerse in the Paris Opera universe

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