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Cesc Gelabert

Dancer and choreographer

A dancer and choreographer, he is a pioneer of dance in Catalonia. In 1985, after training in London, New York, and Barcelona, he and Lydia Azzopardi founded their own dance company, which had the support of Fabià Puigserver in the early years of the Teatre Lliure. In fact, Puigserver produced their Rèquiem (Verdi) and Belmonte, both of which are shows that are regarded as landmarks in the history of Spanish dance. These productions were followed by others including Im Goldenen and, later, Foot-ball, Escrito en el Aire (Written in the Air), and Nom (Name). He has worked with and produced choreographies for international companies and theatres like the Hebbel am Ufer theatre in Berlin, the Ballet Gulbenkian, the Ballet of Tuscany, the Tanztheater of Komische Oper in Berlin, and the Liceu in Barcelona, working with such famous international dancers as Mikhail Baryshnikov and David Hughes. At the same time, he has also directed a range of projects and educational workshops using dance as a vehicle for self-knowledge. Notable among the numerous awards he has received are the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts, and the National Prize for Dance from the Spanish Ministry of Culture, and the National Prize for Dance from the Generalitat (Government) of Catalonia, the Angel Award of the Edinburgh International Festival, and the Gold Medal for Cultural Merit from the Barcelona City Council.

Update: 13 July 2020


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A morning with Cesc Gelabert

Lecture by Cesc Gelabert