Australians have a rare chance to see and enjoy the Junior Ballett Zurich live-streamed in April, performing a work by Australian choreographer Craig Davidson.
Davidson is an Australian dancer based in Zurich who is forging a reputation as a choreographer in demand. Most recent in a long line of achievements is his new ballet, Entropy, commissioned for Junior Ballet Zurich, which live-streamed world-wide last weekend (Saturday February 27).
Davidson trained at the New Zealand School of Dance before travelling overseas and establishing himself in Europe. First he accepted an invitation to join the Finnish National Ballet. Soon after, he joined the Royal Ballet of Flanders in 2003. During his 10 years with the company, he created a substantial body of work as well as performing in many major roles. In 2013, he joined Tanz Luzerner Theater in Switzerland, then moved to Germany the following season to become a Soloist with the Semperoper Ballett, where he stayed until 2017.
His first commissioned work, Ambiguous Content, was produced for West Australian Ballet in 2016 as part of the Perth International Arts Festival. During the next three years, Davidson created numerous works for the dancers of the Semperoper Ballett, and his creations have been seen internationally in Belgium, Germany, Indonesia and South Korea, and have been performed by principal dancers from the Semperoper Ballett, Ballett Zürich and Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris. Reminiscence (2016) and Concerto for Two (2017), were performed at the 30th Rudolf Nureyev International Ballet Festival, Kazan Opera, Russia. He has created works on Queensland Ballet, Atlanta Ballet and Ballet Dortmund in Germany.
In addition he has formed an artists collective Creative Arts Davidson, collaborating with dancers from all over the world.
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To find out more about Craig Davidson, go here http://www.creative-arts-davidson.com/