Choreographic Workshop, "Clore Upstairs", ROH, August 2005
Choreographic Workshop, "Clore Upstairs", ROH, August 2005

Kim Brandstrup

Kim Brandstrup studied film at the University of Copenhagen and choreography under Nina Fonaroff at the London Contemporary Dance School before establishing Arc Dance Company in 1985. He has created over twenty works for the Arc Dance Company, including Saints and Shadows (Olivier Award nominee), Antic, Crime Fictions, Peer Gynt, Elegy, Brothers, Hamlet, Otello (Evening Standard Award for Most Outstanding Achievement in Dance, 1993) and Hans Christian Andersen - the Anatomy of a Storyteller (2004).

Kim's freelance credits include productions for London Contemporary Dance Theatre, including Orfeo (1989 Laurence Olivier Award for Most Outstanding Achievement in Dance), Geneva Ballet, ENB, Royal Danish Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and Afsked for Johan Kobborg.

Recent commissions included new works for the Royal Swedish Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet and an evening of opera and dance to Debussy at the Bregenz Festival 2006, the Choreography for Death in Venice directed by Deborah Warner, for the ENO (2007).

Kim Brandstrup was supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) through its Fellowships in the Creative and Performing Arts scheme (2003-06), and by the School of Arts and Education, Middlesex University, where he is a Research Fellow.

See Kim's new web site for more information.

Articles and writings

Theorising Brandstrup at Work
Kim Brandstrup with Susan Melrose and Steffi Sachsenmaier

The instant before choice: a choreographer's practical speculations on time and perception
Kim Brandstrup & Niki Pollard

Photographic performance documentation

Web design and photography by John Robinson

With thanks to Susan Melrose

Last updated 29th August 2011.