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Javier De Frutos

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Javier De Frutos, Spanish Director, Choreographer and designer (born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1963) was named by the Evening Standard as one of 2016 most influential people in the UK. He is one of only three artists in the history of the Olivier Awards to have received nominations in all of the dance categories. His awards include the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography for Cabaret, The Evening Standard Award for The Most Incredible Thing in collaboration with Pet Shop Boys, Critics’ Circle Awards for Milagros with Royal New Zealand Ballet and Elsa Canasta with Rambert and Scottish Ballet, The South Bank Show Award for Grass and The Time Out Award for Sour Milk with Candoco Dance Company. Further credits include the National Theatre production of London Road – winner of the Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and for which he received an Olivier nomination for the stage version and The 2017 Chita Rivera Award for best choreography in a feature film for the screen adaptation. His work Fiction for BalletBoyz was named Best of Dance by The Arts Desk and Top 10 by the Guardian in 2016. From Here to Eternity, the Tim Rice musical which he premiered on the West End, was nominated for the WhatsOnStage award for Best Choreography and The Anatomy of a Passing Cloud for Royal New Zealand Ballet was nominated for both an Olivier Award and a National Dance Award.

 

He has received further recognition in the field of music video with a nomination for best choreography in the UK music Video awards for his collaboration with Jake Nava in Delilah’s Inside My Love and also received the Prix de Auteur in the 1996 Concours de Seine-Saint Denis in Paris.

 

His work has been the subject of several documentaries. The South Bank Show in 1998 dedicated an hour king feature. Only a handful of Dance Artists have received that Honour.  In 2011 the BBC broadcasted in prime time The Most Incredible Thing in collaboration with Pet Shop Boys, and the US premiere took place in Charlotte North Carolina in March 2018. He was invited by the McColl Center for Arts and Innovation to be the same years’s Artist in Residence. Their first Choreographer and Director in their History.

 

in 2000 De Frutos became one of the first Fellowship recipients The Arts Council of England, through which he studied extensively the works of Tennessee Williams for more than two years. He also represented Britain at the internationally prestigious Venice Biennale in 2006.

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Live Stage
Celebrity Cruises "Arte"
Director
Spotlight Productions DBA Greystone Creative Group
"8:38" - Viviana Durante Dance Company
Choreographer/Director
Wilton Music Hall, London
Artist in Residence - McColl Center for Art + Innovation
Charlotte, North Carolina
"The Most Incredible Thing" (US premiere) w/ Pet Shop Boys
Choreographer/Director
Charlotte, North Carolina
"Elsa Canasta" (US Premiere) feat. Tony Award Winner Levi Kreis
Choreographer/Director
Charlotte, North Carolina
"The Title is in The Text"- BalletBoyz and collab. with Pop Legend Scott Walker
Choreographer/Director
Sadler’s Wells, London
"Fiction" - BalletBoyz
Choreographer/Director
Sadler’s Wells, London
"Thresh/Hold" - Pilobolus
Choreographer/Director
American Dance Festival, North Carolina
"The Hawk" collab. w/ Turner Prize winner Simon Starling
Choreographer
The Common Guild in Glasgow and The Japan Society in New York
"Elsa Canasta" - Revival, Scottish Ballet
Choreographer/Director
Glasgow, Scotland
"First and Wait" - Commissioned by The Royal Opera House feat. Edward Watson and Wendy Whelan
Linbury Theatre, London
"3 With D" - featuring Royal Ballet Principal Edward Watson and singer/pop star Dan Gillespie Sells
Choreographer/Director
Coliseum, London
"Anatomy of a Passing Cloud" - Royal New Zealand Ballet
Director/ Choreographer/ Costume Design
Wellington, NZ
"The One Played Twice" - Ballet Black
Choreographer/ Director/ Costume Design
Linbury Theatre, London
"2 for C" - Candoco Dance Company
Choreographer/ Director/ Costume Design
London
"Studies for C" - Candoco Dance Company
Choreographer/ Director/ Costume design
London
"Elysian Fields" - Rambert Dance Company
Choreographer/Director
Sadler’s Wells London
The Most Incredible Thing w/ Pet Shop Boys
Choreographer/Director
Sadler’s Wells London
"Eternal Damnation to Sancho and Sanchez"
Choreographer/Director
Sadler’s Wells, London
"Blue Roses" - Phoenix Dance Theatre
Choreographer/Director
Sadler’s Wells, London
"Cattle Call" The Musical
Choreographer/Director
Phoenix Dance Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
"Paseillo"
Choreographer/Director
Phoenix Dance Theatre, Sadler’s Wells London - Critics Circle Circle National Dance Awards 2008 (Nomination)
"Los Picadores" - Phoenix Dance Theatre
Choreographer/Director
Sadler’s Wells Theatre
"Nopalitos" - Phoenix Dance Theatre
Choreographer/Director
Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London
"El Uno y Medio"
Choreographer/Director
Royal Opera House, London
"By The Heavenly Grass" - Gothenburg Ballet
Director/Choreographer/ Set and Costume design
Gothenburg, Sweden
"Banderillero" - Royal New Zealand Ballet
Director/Choreographer/ Costume Design
Wellington, NZ
"J Edna and Mother Tolson" - Gothenburg Ballet
Choreographer/Director
Gothenburg, Sweden
"The Celebrated Soubrette" - Revival for Royal New Zealand Ballet
Choreographer/Director
Wellington, NZ
"Los Piadosos" - Nuremberg Ballet
Director/ Choreographer/ Set and Costume Design
Nuremberg, Germany
"Milagros" - Royal New Zealand Ballet
Director/Choreographer/ Costume Design
"Wade In the Water" - Companhia Instavel
Director/ Choreographer/ Set and Costume Design
Porto, Portugal
"Sour Milk" - Candoco
Choreographer/Director
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
"But The Virgin was more Available"
Choreographer/Director
Suzanne Dellal Centre, Tel Aviv, Israel
"Solitary Virgin"
Choreographer/Director
Festival d' Avignon, France
"Elsa Canasta" - Rambert Dance Company
Choreographer/Director
The Lowry, Manchester
"I Hastened through my Death Scene to Catch your Last Act" - Candoco
Choreographer/Director
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
"The Misty Frontier" - The Royal Ballet
Director/Choreographer/ Costume Design
Linbury Theatre, London
"The Celebrated Soubrette" - Rambert Dance Company
Choreographer/Director
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
"Affliction of Loneliness"
Choreographer/Director
Ljubiana, Slovenia
"The Long Road to Mazatlán" collab. with visual Artist Isaac Julian
Choreographer /Script/ Producer/ Actor
"Vagabondia"
Choreographer
Dir. Isaac Julian
"Mazatlan"
Choreographer/Director
Vienna, Austria
"The Hypochondriac Bird"
Choreographer/Director
Lisbon, Portugal
"The Fortune Biscuit"
Choreographer/Director
The Rotterdam Dance Group, Netherlands
"Grass"
Choreographer/Director
The Place Theatre, London
"All Visitors Bring Happiness Some By Coming Some By Going" - Ricochet Dance Company
Choreographer/Director
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
"The Golden Impossibility"
Choreographer/Director
Lisbon, Portugal
"Out of J" - Ricochet Dance Company
Choreographer/Director
The Place Theatre, London
"E Muoio Disperato" - Ricochet Dance Company
Choreographer/Director
Queen Elizabeth Hall , London
"Carnal Glory"
Choreographer/Director
Centre George Pompidou, Paris
"Transatlantic"
Choreographer/Director
"Sweetie J"
Choreographer/Director
Purcell Room, London
"Meeting J"
Choreographer/Director
Purcell Room, London
"The Palace Does not Forgive"
Choreographer/Director
ICA London
"Dialogue between Hemispheres" UK
Choreographer/Director
Jota Dolce
Choreographer/Director
Parc Guell, Barcelona
"Meeting B"
Choreographer/Director
DIA Center for the Arts, NYC
"The Montana Affair"
Choreographer/Director
DIA Center for the Arts, NYC
"Consecration"
Choreographer/Director
DIA Center for the Arts, NYC
"D" NYC
Choreographer/Director
Theatre
Cabaret - Revival of Olivier Award winning production
UK Tour
Life of Galileo
Movement Director
Young Vic
Les Enfants Terribles
Director/Choreographer
Philip Glass Opera /Ballet produced by The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera House Barbican, London
Everyman
Choreographer/ Musical Staging
National Theatre
London Road
Choreographer/Movement Director
National Theatre, London
Table
Movement Director
National Theatre
From Here to Eternity
Choreographer/Movement Director
Shaftesbury Theatre, West End, London
Cabaret
Choreographer/Musical Staging
Savoy Theatre London
Ragtime
Choreographer/Musical Staging
Regent's Park (Open Air Theatre), London
Death and the Kings Horseman
Choreographer/Musical Staging
National Theatre, London
Cabaret
Choreographer/ Musical Staging
Lyric Theatre West End, London
Carousel
Choreographer/Musical Staging
Chichester Festival Theatre
Television
Kamasutra
Choreographer
Sky Arts and Balletboyz
Game of Thrones - Pilot
HBO, Dir. Tom McCarthy
Vegas Dreams
Choreographer/Researcher
Sky Arts
South Bank Show
Royal Society Of Television Awards 2000 Best Documentary
Music Videos
Inside My Love with Delilah
UK Music Video Awards Best Choreography 2012 (Nomination)
We Are Golden with Mika
Film
London Road
Choreographer/ Movement Director
BBC/National Theatre Production
Commercials/Digital
Welcome Home T-Mobile
Choreographer/Movement Director
Corporate
Urban Revivo - Spring 18 Fashion Campaign
Choreographer/ Movement Director
Morocco
Urban Revivo - Spring 18 Fashion Campaign
Choreographer/ Movement Director
Peru

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