Semperoper Ballett has introduced Kinsun Chan will turn out to be Creative Director at first of the 2024/25 season. He succeeds Aaron S. Watkin, who turns into Creative Director of English Nationwide Ballet after 17 years in Dresden.
Additionally introduced for the 2023/24 season embody Marcelo Gomes as Creative Firm Supervisor and Adi Luick as Firm Supervisor who assume joint accountability for the Semperoper Ballett season 2023/24.
Kinsun Chan, at the moment director of the dance firm at Theater St. Gallen, is a diversely skilled artist with an in depth 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 College, 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 below Director Heinz Spoerli and the Basel Ballet below 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 creative work additionally extends to the creation of costumes and stage units. As well as, he has held quite a few educating 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 dwelling traditions, creative excellence and nice inventive alternatives. The Semperoper Ballett is without doubt one of the world’s main firms as a consequence of its creative range, its intensive repertoire from classical to fashionable and its excellent dancers. To strengthen on the already wonderful status and additional develop the excessive degree that Aaron S. Watkin has established over years of excellent work, and to proceed a novel creative profile, is an excellent process that I’m very a lot trying ahead to.
Nora Schmid, designated Normal Director of the Semperoper Dresden from the 2024/25 season, mentioned:
With Kinsun Chan, we have now gained an artist with an interdisciplinary curiosity for the ballet path who, based mostly on his intensive creative expertise, will additional develop the Semperoper Ballett and lead it into an thrilling promising future. His conceptual pondering, his mirrored, level-headed, complete perspective on the advanced creative processes have satisfied me. I’m very a lot trying ahead to shaping the creative profile of the Semperoper along with him as a associate from the 2024/25 season.