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Director of Ballet

Zurich Ballet

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Zurich Ballet

Background Information

Employment History

Choreographer

DanceWorks Chicago

Resident Choreographer

Stuttgart

Spuck

Affiliations

Founder
Der Sandmann

Education

John Cranko School

Web References (143 Total References)


Christian Spuck | DanceWorks Chicago

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Christian Spuck

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CHRISTIAN SPUCK, trained in dance at Stuttgart's John Cranko School, where he graduated in 1993. As dancer he worked with Jan Lauwers' Needcompany and Anne Teresa de Keersmaker's ensemble ROSAS. He has choreographed for the Stuttgart Ballet since 1998. He made his artistic mark in the world of ballet with his narrative ballet Lulu, eine Monstertragödie. The series also included debut performances for the Aalto Theatre Essen, Die Kinder and Leonce und Lena, as well as The Return of Ulysses, commissioned by the Royal Ballet of Flanders and premiered in Antwerp in 2006. All these works have been widely acclaimed beyond their places of origin. In February 2006, Christian Spuck was awarded the German Dance Prize "Zukunft" (Future) for choreography. Leonce und Lena was nominated for the German Theatre Award "Der Faust" in the category "best choreography" in 2008. His piece The Return of Ulysses was invited to the Edinburgh International Festival in 2009. Since 2005 he has successfully widened his artistic scope to include musical theatre and film. His opera staging of Falstaff at the Hessian State Theatre in Wiesbaden has received rave reviews. As of the 2012/2013 season Christian Spuck will be the artistic director of Zurich Ballet.


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CHRISTIAN SPUCK, trained in dance at Stuttgart's John Cranko School, where he graduated in 1993. As dancer he worked with Jan Lauwers' Needcompany and Anne Teresa de Keersmaker's ensemble ROSAS. He has choreographed for the Stuttgart Ballet since 1998. He made his artistic mark in the world of ballet with his narrative ballet Lulu, eine Monstertragödie. The series also included debut performances for the Aalto Theatre Essen, Die Kinder and Leonce und Lena, as well as The Return of Ulysses, commissioned by the Royal Ballet of Flanders and premiered in Antwerp in 2006. All these works have been widely acclaimed beyond their places of origin. In February 2006, Christian Spuck was awarded the German Dance Prize "Zukunft" (Future) for choreography. Leonce und Lena was nominated for the German Theatre Award "Der Faust" in the category "best choreography" in 2008. His piece The Return of Ulysses was invited to the Edinburgh International Festival in 2009. Since 2005 he has successfully widened his artistic scope to include musical theatre and film. His opera staging of Falstaff at the Hessian State Theatre in Wiesbaden has received rave reviews. As of the 2012/2013 season Christian Spuck will be the artistic director of Zurich Ballet.


2012 DANCE SALAD FESTIVAL PROMISES QUALITY INTERNATIONAL DANCE

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They will perform Christian Spuck's hilarious spoof on ballet, which he ironically titled Le Grand Pas de Deux, set to the Overture from "The Thieving Magpie" by Gioachino Rossini.

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DSF audiences will have an opportunity to see another fabulous work by Christian Spuck when his theatrical and choreographic genius manifests itself once again in a highly successful ballet satire. Le Grand Pas de Deux explores the humorous side of classical ballet, notably the Black Swan's famous series of fouetté turns. "Ballet satires often fall flat, but Mr. Spuck's insights into dancers' relationships to one another and to the audience hit the right note. NY Times, 2003. "Choreographer Christian Spuck is at the top of his game. He will become the new Artistic Director of the Zurich Ballet in August 2012. In the dance world, he is hailed as being at the vanguard of his generation and is sought after on both sides of the Atlantic. Deutsche Welle, 2010.


Christian Spuck is one of the ...

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Christian Spuck is one of the top choreographers of the younger generation. In recent years he has left his imprint as house choreographer at the Stuttgart Ballet and has been Director of Ballet at the Zurich Opera since 2012. Christian Spuck increasingly straddles the genres of opera and dance. Berlioz' DAMNATION OF FAUST, which he directs and choreographs, marks his Berlin debut. Crew Camera: Chris and the Fatsox Art Director: Christian Spuck


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Christian Spuck Director

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Christian Spuck is one of the top choreographers of the younger generation. In recent years he has left his imprint as house choreographer at the Stuttgart Ballet and has been Director of Ballet at the Zurich Opera since 2012. Christian Spuck increasingly straddles the genres of opera and dance. Berlioz' DAMNATION OF FAUST, which he directs and choreographs, marks his Berlin debut.

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