Kim Brandstrup

Awards

2010 - Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Creation - Goldberg: The Rojo/Brandstrup project

1990 - Winner of the Olivier Award for Dance (Orfeo) 

2013 - Nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Award (Metamorphosis) 

2005 - Nominated for Critics Circle / National Dance Awards for Best Classical Choreography (Two Footnotes to Ashton)

1995 - Nominated Olivier Award for Dance (Saints and Shadows)

 

 


Kim trained for a Degree in Film Studies at the University of Copenhagen. He has also spent 4 years studying Choreography under Nina Fonaroff at the London Contemporary Dance School, The Place, London. In 1985 Kim set up his own dance Company ARC Dance.

 


Pure Dance - Sadler’s Wells
Choreography by Kim Brandstrup is superb, realised via top-notch performances...A charming, ingenious, well-coordinated production with star performers and tremendous appeal for both classical and modern ballet aficionados, Pure Dance is thought-provoking and compelling in its originality and a joy to watch.
— ★★★★★ The Upcoming
Life is a Dream - Sadlers Wells
Brandstrup’s movement language is contemporary, but deeply informed by balletic geometry. Tensile and steely, evanescent as ghosts, the Rambert dancers leap and whirl through a prison cell that is also, surely, the chamber of every artist’s imagination. The scenario of Life Is a Dream resists logical analysis, but the realm Brandstrup conjures is an enthralling one.
— ★★★★ The Guardian
Ceremony of Innocence - Aldeburgh Festival
Kim Brandstrup’s new Ceremony of Innocence is the highlight of the Aldeburgh Festival’s danced celebration of composer Benjamin Britten. Set to the Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge, it echoes the ambiguities of Britten’s operas in the fresh, musical dance....
— The Independent

Gallery


2018

Production

Company

La traviata Theatre des Champes Elysees (Paris), Dir. Deborah Warner
Life is a Dream (World Premiere) Rambert & Tour
Ballet Spiegelungen Verweile Doch (World Premiere) Saarländisches Staatstheater (Germany)
Pure Dance - In Absentia Sadler's Wells, Costume Des. Christina Cunningham

2017

Production

Company

City of Glass Benwell Studios, London, Dir. Leo Warner
Billy Budd Teatro Real, Madrid, Dir. Deborah Warner
Eugene Onegin Metropolitan Opera, Dir. Deborah Warner
Desire Under The Elms Sheffield Crucible, Dir. Sam Yates, Des. Chiara Stephenson

2016

Production

Company

Rystet Spejl (Shaken Mirror) Royal Danish Ballet / Royal Danish Theatre
Thomsen New Full Length Ballet
Guillaume Tell Metropolitan Opera, Dir. Pierre Audi

2015

Production

Company

Jeux New York City Ballet
Guillaume Tell (Revival) Metropolitan Opera New York
Eugene Onegin (Revival) English National Opera
Between Worlds English National Opera, Dir. Deborah Warner
Verklarte Nacht Rambert, Des. Chloe Lamford
Carousel (Revival) Opera North

2014

Production

Company

Figaro English National Opera, Dir. Fiona Shaw
Ceremony of Innocence Britten's Frank Bridge Variations Royal Opera House, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen
Leda and the Swan Deloite Ignite Film Festival Royal Opera House

2013

Production

Company

Death in Venice (Revival) English National Opera
Ceremony of Innocence, Britten's Frank Bridge Variations Royal Ballet, Co-prod. DanceEast & Aldeburgh Festival
Russian Ballet Icons Gala Ensemble Productions limited
Dancelines Royal Ballet