Semperoper Ballett has introduced Kinsun Chan will change into Inventive Director in the beginning 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 embody 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, presently 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 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 underneath Director Heinz Spoerli and the Basel Ballet underneath 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 energetic as a visible artist and graphic designer.
Kinsun Chan is conscious of the problem and potential of his new job as Dresden is a metropolis so wealthy and provoking in historical past and tradition. The Semperoper is a spot of dwelling traditions, inventive excellence and nice inventive alternatives. The Semperoper Ballett is among the world’s main corporations on account of its inventive variety, its in depth repertoire from classical to trendy and its excellent dancers. To strengthen on the already glorious status and additional develop the excessive degree that Aaron S. Watkin has established over years of excellent work, and to proceed a novel inventive profile, is an excellent job that I’m very a lot trying ahead to.
Nora Schmid, designated Normal Director of the Semperoper Dresden from the 2024/25 season, stated:
With Kinsun Chan, we have now gained an artist with an interdisciplinary curiosity for the ballet course who, primarily based 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 advanced 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 associate from the 2024/25 season.