Semperoper Ballett has introduced Kinsun Chan will turn out to be Inventive Director at first of the 2024/25 season. He succeeds Aaron S. Watkin, who turns into Inventive Director of English Nationwide Ballet after 17 years in Dresden.
Additionally introduced for the 2023/24 season embrace Marcelo Gomes as Inventive Firm Supervisor and Adi Luick as Firm Supervisor who assume joint accountability for the Semperoper Ballett season 2023/24.
Kinsun Chan, at present director of the dance firm at Theater St. Gallen, is a diversely skilled artist with an intensive curiosity within the Arts. His choreographic works have been carried out by Basel Ballet, Zurich Ballet, Hanover State Opera Ballet, Gauthier Dance Firm, Singapore Ballet, Hong Kong Ballet, John Cranko Faculty, Ballet Stuttgart for the Noverre Society and as a part of the Heinz-Bosl-Basis-performances, amongst others.
Kinsun Chan was engaged for a few years as a soloist with the Ballet Zurich beneath Director Heinz Spoerli and the Basel Ballet beneath Director, Richard Wherlock. He has danced within the classical repertoire in addition to in works by Jiří Kylián, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato and Hans van Manen, amongst others. His inventive work additionally extends to the creation of costumes and stage units. As well as, he has held quite a few instructing positions and jury actions, such because the Prix de Lausanne. Kinsun Chan can also be lively as a visible artist and graphic designer.
Kinsun Chan is conscious of the problem and potential of his new process as Dresden is a metropolis so wealthy and galvanizing in historical past and tradition. The Semperoper is a spot of residing traditions, inventive excellence and nice inventive alternatives. The Semperoper Ballett is without doubt one of the world’s main firms on account of its inventive range, its in depth repertoire from classical to trendy and its excellent dancers. To strengthen on the already wonderful status and additional develop the excessive stage that Aaron S. Watkin has established over years of excellent work, and to proceed a singular inventive profile, is a superb process that I’m very a lot trying ahead to.
Nora Schmid, designated Basic Director of the Semperoper Dresden from the 2024/25 season, mentioned:
With Kinsun Chan, we’ve gained an artist with an interdisciplinary curiosity for the ballet route who, based mostly on his in depth inventive expertise, will additional develop the Semperoper Ballett and lead it into an thrilling promising future. His conceptual considering, his mirrored, level-headed, complete perspective on the complicated inventive processes have satisfied me. I’m very a lot trying ahead to shaping the inventive profile of the Semperoper along with him as a companion from the 2024/25 season.