Kim Brandstrup

Kim Brandstrup

Movement Director

Kim Brandstrup studied in Denmark and London Contemporary Dance School. He was the winner of the 2017 Critics Award for Transfigured Night (Rambert), 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Dance Creation for Goldberg: The Rojo/Brandstrup Project (Royal Ballet) and 1990 for Orfeo(London Contemporary Dance).

Previously for ENO: The Marriage of FigaroBetween Worlds, Death in Venice, Marriage of Figaro, Messiah, Eugene Onegin.

Career Highlights

Notable current/recent engagements: Billy Budd (Teatro Real, Madrid); Eugene Onegin (Metropolitan Opera); Rystet Spejl (Royal Danish Ballet); Jeux (New York City Ballet); Transfigured Night  (Rambert); Leda and the Swan film for the Deloitte Ignitte Festival, 2014 (Royal Ballet); Ceremony of Innocence (Royal Ballet/Aldeburgh Festival/DanceEast; revived for performances in Copenhagen and ROH 2014); Metamorphosis – Titian, co-choreographed with Wayne McGregor (Royal Ballet); Eidolon I and II, Ghosts (Royal Danish Ballet); Invitus, Invitam, Rushes, Goldberg (Royal Ballet); Medée (Théâtre des Champs-Élysées); Guillaume Tell (Netherlands Opera/Metropolitan Opera); The Fairy Queen (Glyndebourne, Paris, New York); Fall of the House of Usher, incorporating L’après midi and Jeux (Bregenz Festival); Pulcinella (Birmingham Royal Ballet); White Lead (Royal Swedish Ballet); Two Footnotes for Ashton (ROH2, Russia, New York, Bucharest); film with the Brothers Quay to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Monteverdi’s Orfeo; Theme and Inversion (White Christmas); Songs of a Wayfarer(Rambert, UK tours); Piano Tuner of Earthquakes (Brothers Quay film); Afsked (Out of Denmark, also Dance Umbrella Gala, London, Bucharest). Among many new pieces are Queen of Spades (Montreal); In Place of Stone (Norwegian Ballet); Sleeping Beauty (Royal New Zealand Ballet).

Direction/choreography: Seven Deadly Sins (Greek National Opera); The Hour They Knew Nothing of Each Other (Malmo). Forthcoming: Life is A Dream (Rambert); La traviata (Théâtre des Champs-Élysées).

Last updated: 4th July 2023