Introduction to a Choreographer
By Lance Johnson, Marketing Director
This past November I had a chance to interview the choreographer for a piece that we are performing at the end of March for The Studio Theater Project. Nicolo Fontes work Left Unsaid will have its Austin debut along side a world premiere from Stephen Mills, March 26 through April 5 at the AustinVentures StudioTheater.
As with all choreographers Nicolo started his career as a dancer, performing with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal before moving to Spain and joining the company of famed choreographer Nacho Duato. There he danced and created works for Duato's Compañia Nacional de Danza in Madrid for seven years and found his voice for dance-making.
You would never know it by meeting him (I had to ask him some pretty specific questions to get him to talk about his accomplishments) but Nicolo has a following that spans the globe. Widely respected as one of the hottest choreographers today, he is one of the few in the industry that completely supports himself through commissions and the licensing of his pieces. His work has been performed by such notable companies as Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, The Dutch National Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Complexions, Stuttgart Ballet, The Australian Ballet and many, many more. Nicolo is also one of the few choreographers whose work is performed by as many European companies as it is state-side.
Bringing a choreographer of Nicolos caliber and notoriety to Austin is a great treat for all Austin art lovers. The work that Austin audiences will experience next month will underscore why audiences cannot get enough of this talented creator's work.
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