Gonzalo Galguera (English Version)

Ballet director / choreographer

Vita

Gonzalo Galguera was born in Camagüey, Cuba. He completed his education at the Escuela Nacional de Ballet de Cuba in Havana. His professional career began with the Ballet de Camagüey under the direction of Fernando Alonso.

As a young ballet student, Galguera created his own choreographies for the ballet school.

This was followed by engagements with the Joven Guardia (young ensemble) of the Cuba’s National Ballet under the direction of Alicia Alonso, Ballet Municipal de Lima and Ballet Clásico de Madrid María de Ávila.

He was recruited In 1990 by the renowned choreographer Tom Schilling at the Komische Oper Berlin (today’s Berlin State Ballet). Gonzalo was artistically shaped and promoted under his direction.

Johannes Felsenstein was able to win him over as ballet director of the Dessau Ballet in 2001. Felsenstein granted the young choreographer artistic autonomy and development.

During this period, numerous narrative ballets, symphonic works, and contemporary pieces were created, which gave the Dessau Ballet success and recognition.

In 2006, Tobias Wellemeyer, the former director of the Theater Magdeburg, brought Gonzalo Galguera to the state capital’s theater as ballet director.

The redesign of the Ballet Magdeburg was not limited to a specific style.

His choreographic development resulted in an extensive repertoire of classical academic narrative ballets, ballets with literary models, symphonic and sacred works as well as abstract and contemporary chamber pieces.

From 2015 to 2018 he was the ballet director and artistic director of the Compañía Colombiana de Ballet (INCOLBALLET).

The company gained recognition and success through him and his works in Latin America and Europe.

Furthermore, Gonzalo Galguera devotes himself together with his company, the Ballet Magdeburg, to the creation of works that show his understanding of theater and dance.

Gonzalo Galguera is a jury member at many international ballet competitions in Europe and the USA, including Danza Si (Rome, Italy), World Dance Award (Milan, Italy), Worldcoup Dance (Venice, Italy), Dance Open (Miami, USA

 

Awards

 

1984                                                2nd prize in the national chorgeography competition, Havana

 

1989                                                Best dancer at the Latin American Ballet Competition in Lima (Peru)

 

1998                                                1st Prize Ibero-American Chorgeography Competition Madrid (Spain)

 

1999                                                Nomination for “Best Young Choreographer” by the specialist journal Ballett International

 

2009                                                „Magdeburger des Jahres“

 

2012                                                Honorary award of Theater Magdeburg

 

2014 & 2015                                     Award “Best Choreographer of the Year” from the French specialist magazine Danser / recognition of his company

 

2017 & 2018                                     Nomination of Ballet Magdeburg “Company of the Year” under the direction of Gonzalo Galguera, critics’ survey

 

2019                                                Nomination for “Best Musical Production of the Year” by the trade

journal Tanz

 

 

Choreographic work

 

11/1992                                            Luces del Sue, Deutsche Oper Berlin

M: Medina, S: Gonzalo Galguera; C: Gonzalo Galguera

11/1992                                            Poema Aparte, Deutsche Oper Berlin

M: Mickey Hart, S: Gonzalo Galguera, C: Gonzalo Galguera

05/1993                                            Unendliches Werden, Akademie der Künste Berlin

M: Indian Tradinional Music, S: Gonzalo Galguera, C: Gonzalo Galguera

05/1994                                            Diferentes Diferentias, Akademie der Künste Berlin

M: N.W., S: Gonzalo Galguera, C: Gonzalo Galguera

11/1995                                            Tronic Siute, Podewil Berlin

M: W. Altmann, S: Gonzalo Galguera, C: Gonzalo Galguera

10/1997                                            Suite Subtil, Havanna Cuba

M: Josef Haydn/ W. A. Mozart, S: Nancy Torres, C: Gonzalo Galguera

05/1998                                            Euphorion (Faust 2), Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

M: Claude Debusy, S: J. Hübner , C: J. Hübner

10/1998                                            Goya, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

M: Rodrigo. e.o, S: J. Hübner, C: J.Hübner

10/1998                                            Dorn, Zarter Dorn, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

M: Antonio Vivaldi, S: Jens Hübner, C: Jens Hübner.

10/1998                                            Pilger, komische Oper Berlin, Havanna Kuba

M: Tomas San Miguel, C: Gonzalo Galguera, S: Gonzalo Galguera

09/1999                                            Bach Con-Cierto, Havanna, Kuba

M: J,S.Bach, S: Gonzalo Galguera, C: Udo Neumann

10/1999                                            7. Sinfonie L. v. Beethoven, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

M: L. v. Beethoven, S: Jens Hübner, C: Jens Hübner

10/1999                                            Carmen, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau &

                                                       Theater St. Gallen Schweiz

M: Rodion Tschedrin, Lecuona, S: Jens Hübner, C: Jens Hübner.

10/1999                                            Instante, Havanna Kuba

M: K. Bjornstedt, S: Gonzalo Galguera, C: Pascale Arndtz

04/2000                                            h-Moll-Messe, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

M: J. S. Bach S: Jens Hübner, C: Jens Hübner

10/2000                                            Beauty Instinct, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

M: Tecno Project, S: Jens Hübner, C: Jens Hübner

04/2001                                            Die Vier Jahreszeiten, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

M: Antonio Vivaldi, S: Jens Hübner, C: Jens Hübner

04/2001                                            Sueños de Tango, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau &

                                                       Theater St. Gallen Schweiz

M: Astor Piasola, S: Jens Hübner, C: Jens Hübner.

2002                                                Sag mir nicht Adieu, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

M: Zarah Leander, S: Juan Leon, C: Pascale Arndtz

2002                                                4. Sinfonie, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

M: Antonio Vivaldi, S: Jens Hübner, C: Jens Hübner

2002                                                Cum Angelis, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

M: Hildegard von Bingen, S: Jens Hübner, C: Jens Hübner

2002                                                Romeo und Julia, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

M: Prokofiev, S: Juan León, C: Pascale Arndtz

02/2003                                            Schwanensee, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

                                                       M: P. I. Tschaikowsky, S: Juan León, C: Pascale Arndtz

10/2003                                            Der Nussknacker, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

M: P. I. Tschaikowsky, S: Jens Hübner, C: Jens Hübner

01/2004                                            Ausnahmezustand, Anhaltisches Theater Dessau

M: Phillip Glass, S: Juan León, C: Pascale Arndtz

10/2004                                            A los aires, Festival internacional de Ballet de La Habana/ Kuba

M: Narco Tango, S: Gonzalo Galguera, C: Gonzalo Galguera

01/2005                                            2. Sinfonie, Theater Magdeburg & Nationalballet Kuba

M: Johannes Brahms, S: Juan León, C: Pascale Arndtz

01/2005                                            Terra Nostra, Theater Magdeburg

M: Vicente Amigo, S: Juan León, C: Pascale Arndtz

01/2005                                            Cantus Perpetuus, Theater Magdeburg

M: Karl Jenkis, S: Juan León, C: Pascale Arndtz

01/2006                                            Maria de Buenos Aires, Theater Magdeburg

M: Astor Piazolla, S: Juan León, C: Pascale Arndtz

11/2006                                            Requiem, Theater Magdeburg

M: W. A. Mozart, S: Pascale Arndtz, C: Juan León

01/2007                                            Keine Schmerzen, Theater Magdeburg

M: Schneewittchen Musik, S: Iris Kraft, C: Frank Lichtenberg

05/2007                                            Aschenbrödel, Theater Magdeburg

M: S. Prokofiev, S: Juan León, C: Pascale Arndtz

02/2008                                            Die verlorenen Schritte, Theater Magdeburg

M: G. P. Telemann, S: Juan León, C: Pascale Arndtz

05/2008                                            Zweites Klavierkonzert, Theater Magdeburg

M: Dimitri Schostakowitsch, S: Jerome Kaplan, C: Jerome Kaplan

05/2008                                            Seelenträume, Theater Magdeburg

M: Alfred Schnittke, S: Jerome Kaplan, C: Jerome Kaplan

05/2008                                            Die Schicksalssinfonie, Theater Magdeburg

M: P. I. Tschaikowsky, S: Jerome Kaplan, C: Jerome Kaplan

09/2008                                            Abendtraum, Theater Magdeburg

M: L. .v. Beethoven, S: Juan León, C: Dorin Gal

05/2009                                            Manon Lescaut, Theater Magdeburg

M: Jules Massenet, S: Jerome Kaplan, C: Jerome Kaplan

10/2009                                            Heilig, Theater Magdeburg

M: Franz Lizt, G. B. Pergolesi, F. Schubert, S: Juan León,                        C: Julia Danilenko

11/2009                                            Der Nussknacker, Theater Magdeburg

M: P. I. Tschaikowsky, S: Jerome Kaplan, C: Jerome Kaplan

05/2010                                            Debütantenball, Theater Magdeburg

M: Offenbach, Strauß, S: Jerome Kaplan, C: Jerome Kaplan

04/2011                                            Stürmische Höhen, Theater Magdeburg

M: Jan Michel Schönberg, S: Juan León, C: Stephan Stanisic

10/2011                                            Don Quichote, Theater Magdeburg

M: L. Minkus, S: Juan León, C: Stephan Stanisc

06/2012                                            Bolero, Theater Magdeburg

M: Maurice Ravel, S: Jerome Kaplan, C: Jerome Kaplan

06/2012                                            Kubanische Ouvertüre, Theater Magdeburg

M: Georges Gerschwin, S: Jerome Kaplan, C: Jerome Kaplan

06/2012                                            La Consagración de la Primavera, Kolumbien

M: Carl Orff, S: Jerome Kaplan, C: Jerome Kaplan

06/2012                                            Carmina Burana, Theater Magdeburg

M: Carl Orff, S: Jerome Kaplan, C: Jerome Kaplan

10/2012                                            Sinfonía Vivante, Theater Magdeburg

M: Georges Bizet, S: Juan León, C:  Stephan Stanisic

10/2012                                            Poem, Theater Magdeburg

M: Ernest Chauson, S: Juan León, C: Stephan Stanisic

10/2012                                            Studien, Theater Magdeburg

M: Erik Satie, S: Juan León, C: Stephan Stanisic

02/2013                                            Romeo und Julia, Theater Magdeburg

M: S. Prokofiev, S: Jerome Kaplan, C: Jerome Kaplan

10/2013                                            La Sylphide, Theater Magdeburg

M: Herman Lovenskiold, S: Jerome Kaplan, C: Jerome Kaplan

04/2014                                            Le Sacre Du Printemps, Theater Magdeburg

M: Igor Stravinsky, S: Juan León, C: Stephan Stanisic

06/2014                                            3. Sinfonie, Theater Magdeburg

M: Arvo Pärt, S: Juan León, C: Stephan Stanisic

10/2014                                            Lorca, Theater Magdeburg

M: Maria la Burra, Tania Morente, Simone Kermes, Von Magnet, S:  Juan León, C: Stephan Stanisic

04/2014                                            Don Quichote, Compan͂ía colombiana de Ballet/ Kolumbien

M: L. Minkus, S: Juan Leon, C: Stefan Stanisic

04/2015                                            Dornröschen, Theater Magdeburg

M: P. I. Tschaikovsky, S: Josef Jelinek, C: Josef Jelinek

05/2015                                            Miracle, Theater Magdeburg

M: tradicional egipcia, S: Stephan Stanisic, C: Gonzalo Galguera

10/2015                                            Stabat Mater, Theater Magdeburg

M: Gioachinno Rossini, S: Gonzalo Galguera,    C: Stephan Stanisic

11/2015                                            Nussknacker, Compan͂ía colombiana de Ballet/ Kolumbien

M: P. I. Tschaikowsky, S: Juan Leon, C: Stephan Stanisic

04/2016                                            Coppelia, Theater Magdeburg

M: Leo Delibes, S: Juan León, C: Stephan Stanisic

10/2016                                            Die Wahlverwandtschaften, Theater Magdeburger

M: Franz Schubert, Thomas Duda, S: Juan León, C: Darko Petrovic

06/2016                                            Carmina Burana, Compan͂ía Colombiana de Ballet/ Kolumbien

M: Carl Orff, S: Darko Petrovic, C: Darko Petrovic

02/2016                                            Bolero, Compan͂ía Colombiana de Ballet/ Kolumbien

M: Maurice Ravel, S: Juan León, C: Stefan Stanisic

04/2017                                            Le Corsaire, Theater Magdeburg

M: C. Pugni Adolphe Adams, S: Darko Petrovic, C: Josef Jelinek

09/2017                                            America Noir, Theater Magdeburg

M: Aaron Copland, William Grand, S: Christiane Herscher,                      C: Stephan Stanisic

09/2018                                            Diva, Theater Magdeburg

M: Thomas Duda, Balanescu Quartet, Luca D`Alberto,    S: Christiane Herscher, C: Stefan Stanisic

04/2019                                            Dracula, Theater Magdeburg

M: Sergej Rachmaninow, Jean Sibelius, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Edward Elgar, Elizabeth Maconchy, George Lloyd, Franz Schreker und Leon Gurvitch, S: Darko Petrovic, C: Darko Petrovic

09/2019                                            La Fille Mal Gardee, Theater Magdeburg

M: Peter Ludwig Hertel u. a., S: Darko Petrovic,                        C: Stefan Stanisic

02/2020                                            Der Zauberladen/ Petrouschka, Theater Magdeburg

M: Ottorino Respighi (nach Rossini) und Igor Strawinsky,                       C: Stefan Stanisic, S: Christiane Herscher

 

 

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