Christopher BRUCE

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1945-10-03
Education Benson Stage Acad Scarborough, Ballet Rambert Sch London
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Style Christopher Bruce, Esq, CBE
Career choreographer; formerly dancer, debut with London Ballet 1963; Ballet Rambert (later Rambert Dance Co): joined as dancer 1963, leading dancer in modern roles 1966 (roles incl The Poet in Cruel Garden, Prospero in The Tempest and Pierrot in Pierrot Lunaire), choreographer 1969, assoc choreographer 1975-87, assoc dir 1975-79, artistic dir 1994-2003; roles danced with English Nat Ballet incl Tchaikovsky/Drosselmeyer in The Nutcracker and title role in Petrouchka, assoc choreographer Eng Nat Ballet 1986-91; resident choreographer Houston Ballet 1989-98 (assoc choreographer 1998-); works as choreographer for Ballet Rambert incl: George Frideric (debut, music by Handel) 1969, Ancient Voices of Children 1975, Cruel Garden (with Lindsay Kemp) 1977, Ghost Dances 1981, Requiem 1982, Intimate Pages 1984, Ceremonies 1986; works for Eng Nat Ballet incl: Land 1985, The World Again 1986, The Dream is Over 1987, Symphony in Three Movements 1989; works for Houston Ballet incl: Guatama Buddha 1989, Journey 1990, Nature Dances 1992, Hush 2006; works for Rambert Dance Co: Crossing 1994, Meeting Point 1995, Quicksilver 1996, Stream 1996, Four Scenes 1998, God's Plenty 1999, Grinning in Your Face 2001, A Steel Garden 2005; works for other companies incl: Unfamiliar Playground (Royal Ballet) 1974, Cantate (Tanz Forum Cologne) 1981, Village Songs (Nederlands Dans Theater) 1981, Silence is the End of our Song (Royal Danish Ballet) 1984, Remembered Dances (Scottish Ballet) 1985, Les Noces (Gulbenkian Ballet Lisbon) 1989, Il Ballo della Ingrate Agrippina and Venus and Adonis (Kent Opera), Rooster (Geneva Ballet) 1991, Three Songs-Two Voices (Royal Ballet) 2005, Shift (Ballet Central) 2007, Dance at the Crossroads (Ballet Mainz) 2007; new ballets created: Kingdom (Geneva) 1993, Moonshine (Nederlands Dans Theater) 1993, Waiting (London Contemporary Dance Theatre) 1993, Ten Poems (Ballet Kiel Germany) 2009, Für Alina (Ballet Central), Dream (Nat Dance Wales) 2012; subject of BBC documentary 1978; hon visiting prof Univ of Exeter 2009; Evening Standard Award for Dance 1974, Prix Italia 1982, International Theatre Inst Award for Dance 1993, Evening Standard Ballet Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement 1996, De Valois Award for outstanding contribution to Dance Critics' Circle Nat Dance Awards 2003, Rheinische Post Theater Oscar (for An Evening of Work by Christopher Bruce (Theater Krefeld-Mönchengladbach) 2004, Bst Choreography Critic's Choice Award 2010; hon life memb Amnesty Int 2002; Hon Dr Art De Montfort Univ 2000, Hon DLitt Univ of Exeter 2001
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