Hugo Fanari


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Choreographer and Associate Professor at the Taipei National University Of The Arts.

Hugo Fanari was born in Brussels 1971.

He studied dance in the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp, the ballet school of Carmen Roche and Luis Fuentes and graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Dance in Madrid.

He worked as a principal and soloist dancer in several dance companies in Europe; Ballet Classico de Madrid, Luzern Ballet, Hannover Ballet, Zurich Ballet, Bonn Ballet, Finnish National Ballet among others.

In his career as a dancer he has danced most of the classical repertoire, but as well contemporary works by Ohad Naharin, Jorma Uotinen, Nacho Duato, Youri Vamos, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian...

As a choreographer, beside his work with dancers, he has staged opera singers, actors and musicians.
He has successfully created over 20 dance works for different festivals, ballet companies and choreography competitions.

Hugo Fanari is often asked to give classical training for dance companies and contemporary workshops.
Several modern solos and duets have been specially created for international dance competitions.

Year 2000 his ballet No man's land won in Hannover International Choreographer Competition the first prize, Pierre Wyss-prize and the public's choice award.

Prix Dom Pérignon of Choreography winning Nachwuchpreis with his ballet E pur sì muove at the Hamburg State Opera in July 2003.

With thanks, for supporting Hugo Fanari Dance productions:

The Culture Association of Helsinki, The Belgium Embassy in Finland, Swedish Art council in Finland, The Council of Arts in Finland, UPM Kymmene, The Ministery of Foreign Affairs in Finland, Lahtikopio, The Embassy of Finland in Bonn, Sansha,The Embassy of Finland in Berlin, SAS, The Wihuri Foundation, Hannover International Choreographer Competition, Finnair.

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