Ben Wright - Choreographer
Ben is an independent choreographer and performer working in contemporary dance, Opera and Theatre. In 2008 he launched his own company bgroup (www.bgroup.org.uk) creating JUST AS WE ARE, THE DIMINISHING PRESENT, THIS MOMENT IS YOUR LIFE (A Bloomberg Place Prize commission) and most recently ABOUT AROUND for the ensemble.
Other recent choreographic work includes: LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Houston Grand Opera); THE INSATIABLE, INFLATABLE CANDYLION (National Theatre Wales); FIANCAILLES AU COUVENT (Theatre du Capitole, Toulouse); LA BOHEME (Washington National Opera); MY NIGHT WITH REG (Donmar/West End); THE FEELING OF GOING (Skanes Dance); A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and PRIVATES ON PARADE (Michael Grandage Company / West End); THE PERFECT AMERICAN (ENO/Teatro Real Madrid /Opera Queensland); BETROTHAL IN A MONASTERY for Toulouse Opera; THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (Glyndbourne); DON GIOVANNI (The Metropolitan Opera); THE GHOST SPOT AND A SUMMONING (Skanes Dance Theatre Sweden); KNIGHT CREW (Glyndbourne Opera - featured in BBC2 documentary 'Gareth goes to Glyndbourne'); CUNNING LITTLE VIXON and RIGOLETTO (Grange Park Opera); A RUSTLE OF KINDLING (MAP Dance Company); TWELFTH NIGHT (Donmar West End); TOBIAS AND THE ANGEL and THE RED AND BROWN WATER (Young Vic); ID (Arts Alliance); THE ADVENTURES OF MR BROUCHEK, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and ROMEO AND JULIET (Opera North); DONNA DEL LARGO (Garsington Opera); LA VIE PARISIENNE, LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST, MACBETH, DEAD MAN WALKING and FAUST (Malmo Opera); DON GIOVANNI (Scottish Opera); AS YOU LIKE IT (Wyndhams Theatre); ODYSSEY collaborating with Rachel Krische and Interim with US artist Allyson Green for Danspace NYC.
Ben has directed THE WALK FROM THE GARDEN, the premiere of a Jonathan Dove opera for Salisbury Festival; AN AUDIENCE WITH ADRIENNE; A NIGHT AT THE OPERA for the 2009 Bayerische Staatsoper Festival and was co-director and film maker for AN EVENING WITH ADRIENNE at Drill Hall and 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
As a performer Ben toured the US in SINNER for Stan Wont Dance and has worked for Adventures in Motion Pictures, Ricochet, London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Richard Alston and Amanda Miller's Company: Pretty Ugly. In 1995 he created the role of the Prince in Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE performing throughout the UK, London's West End, Los Angeles, Broadway, Japan and Korea. Ben also created the part of the Golden Monkey in the original production of HIS DARK MATERIALS at The National Theatre.
Future work includes new works for Ludus Dance company and Verve and BORIS GODUNOV for the Royal Opera House.
Ben is the new Associate Artistic Director of Skanes Dansteater from Spring 2014
Ben Wright - full CV (pdf)
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