Semperoper Ballett pronounces Kinsun Chan as Creative Director

Semperoper Ballett has introduced Kinsun Chan will grow to be Creative Director at the start 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 embrace Marcelo Gomes as Creative Firm Supervisor and Adi Luick as Firm Supervisor who assume joint duty for the Semperoper Ballett season 2023/24.

Kinsun Chan, presently director of the dance firm at Theater St. Gallen, is a diversely educated 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 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 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 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 among the world’s main corporations resulting from its creative range, its intensive repertoire from classical to fashionable and its excellent dancers. To strengthen on the already wonderful repute 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 wanting 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 course who, based mostly on his intensive creative 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 creative processes have satisfied me. I’m very a lot wanting ahead to shaping the creative profile of the Semperoper along with him as a accomplice from the 2024/25 season.