Kim Brandstrup

Director, Choreographer
He was born on 6/1/1956 in Aarhus, Denmark. At present, he lives and works in Great Britain. He studied cinema at the University of Copenhagen and choreography with the student of Martha Graham, Nina Fonaroff, at the London Contemporary Dance Theatre. Since 1983, he works as a choreographer. In 1985, he founded the Arc Dance Company, for which he has choreographed several new works presented in Britain, Denmark, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Italy, Norway, Spain and Mexico. His international collaborations include works such as Orfeo (London Contemporary Dance Theatre), Death in Venice (English National Opera with D. Warner, Royal Opera House of London, Metropolitan Opera New York), Ghosts (Royal Danish Ballet), The Fall of the House of Usher (with F. Lloyd, Bregenz Festival, 2006), Pulcinella (Royal Ballet of Birmingham), The Queen of Spades (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal), White lead (Royal Swedish Ballet), The Return of Don Juan and Otello (in collaboration with Irek Mukhamedov), Two footnotes for Ashton (Royal London Ballet ROH2), Songs of a Wayfarer (Rambert Dance Group, Festival of Edinburgh) and Invitus, Invitam (Royal Ballet in Covent Garden, 2010). He has worked with the GNO as director and choreographer in the production of The Seven Deadly Sins [Die sieben Todsünden] (presented together with Maura and Gianni Schicchi), in the 2007/08 season.