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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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THEATRE
2017 "Cabaret" - revival of Olivier Award winning production
UK Tour
2017 "Life of Galileo"
Movement Director
Young Vic
2015 "Everyman"
Choreographer/ Musical Staging
National Theatre
2011 "London Road"
Choreographer/Movement Director
National Theatre, London
2013 "Table"
Movement Director
National Theatre
2013 "From Here to Eternity"
Choreographer/Movement Director
Shaftesbury Theatre, West End, London
2012 "Cabaret"
Choreographer/Musical Staging
Savoy Theatre London
2012 "Ragtime"
Choreographer/Musical Staging
Regent's Park (Open Air Theatre), London
2009 "Death and the Kings Horseman"
Choreographer/Musical Staging
National Theatre, London
2006 "Cabaret"
Choreographer/ Musical Staging
Lyric Theatre West End, London
2006 "Carousel"
Choreographer/Musical Staging
Chichester Festival Theatre
DANCE
2019 "8:38" - Viviana Durante Dance Company
Choreographer/Director
Wilton Music Hall, London
2018 "The Most Incredible Thing" (US premiere) w/ Pet Shop Boys
Choreographer/Director
Charlotte, North Carolina
2017 "Elsa Canasta" (US Premiere) feat. Tony Award Winner Levi Kreis
Choreographer/Director
Charlotte, North Carolina
2017 "The Title is in The Text"- BalletBoyz and collab. with Pop Legend Scott Walker
Choreographer/Director
Sadler’s Wells, London
2016 "Fiction" - BalletBoyz
Choreographer/Director
Sadler’s Wells, London
2016 "Thresh/Hold" - Pilobolus
Choreographer/Director
American Dance Festival, North Carolina
2015 "Elsa Canasta" - Revival, Scottish Ballet
Choreographer/Director
Glasgow, Scotland
2015 "First and Wait" - Commissioned by The Royal Opera House feat. Edward Watson and Wendy Whelan
Linbury Theatre, London
2014 "3 With D" - featuring Royal Ballet Principal Edward Watson and singer/pop star Dan Gillespie Sells
Choreographer/Director
Coliseum, London
2013 "Anatomy of a Passing Cloud" - Royal New Zealand Ballet
Director/ Choreographer/ Costume Design
Wellington, NZ
2013 "The One Played Twice" - Ballet Black
Choreographer/ Director/ Costume Design
Linbury Theatre, London
2013 "2 for C" - Candoco Dance Company
Choreographer/ Director/ Costume Design
London
2012 "Studies for C" - Candoco Dance Company
Choreographer/ Director/ Costume design
London
2011 "Elysian Fields" - Rambert Dance Company
Choreographer/Director
Sadler’s Wells London
2011 The Most Incredible Thing w/ Pet Shop Boys
Choreographer/Director
Sadler’s Wells London
2009 "Eternal Damnation to Sancho and Sanchez"
Choreographer/Director
Sadler’s Wells, London
2008 "Blue Roses" - Phoenix Dance Theatre
Choreographer/Director
Sadler’s Wells, London
2008 "Cattle Call" The Musical
Choreographer/Director
Phoenix Dance Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
2007 "Paseillo"
Choreographer/Director
Phoenix Dance Theatre, Sadler’s Wells London - Critics Circle Circle National Dance Awards 2008 (Nomination)
2007 "Los Picadores" - Phoenix Dance Theatre
Choreographer/Director
Sadler’s Wells Theatre
2005 "Nopalitos" - Phoenix Dance Theatre
Choreographer/Director
Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London
2005 "El Uno y Medio"
Choreographer/Director
Royal Opera House, London
2005 "By The Heavenly Grass" - Gothenburg Ballet
Director/Choreographer/ Set and Costume design
Gothenburg, Sweden
2005 "Banderillero" - Royal New Zealand Ballet
Director/Choreographer/ Costume Design
Wellington, NZ
2004 "J Edna and Mother Tolson" - Gothenburg Ballet
Choreographer/Director
Gothenburg, Sweden
2004 "The Celebrated Soubrette" - Revival for Royal New Zealand Ballet
Choreographer/Director
Wellington, NZ
2003 "Los Piadosos" - Nuremberg Ballet
Director/ Choreographer/ Set and Costume Design
Nuremberg, Germany
2003 "Milagros" - Royal New Zealand Ballet
Director/Choreographer/ Costume Design
2003 "Wade In the Water" - Companhia Instavel
Director/ Choreographer/ Set and Costume Design
Porto, Portugal
2003 "Sour Milk" - Candoco
Choreographer/Director
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
2002 "But The Virgin was more Available"
Choreographer/Director
Suzanne Dellal Centre, Tel Aviv, Israel
2002 "Solitary Virgin"
Choreographer/Director
Festival d' Avignon, France
2002 "Elsa Canasta" - Rambert Dance Company
Choreographer/Director
The Lowry, Manchester
2001 "I Hastened through my Death Scene to Catch your Last Act" - Candoco
Choreographer/Director
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
2001 "The Misty Frontier" - The Royal Ballet
Director/Choreographer/ Costume Design
Linbury Theatre, London
2000 "The Celebrated Soubrette" - Rambert Dance Company
Choreographer/Director
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
2000 "Affliction of Loneliness"
Choreographer/Director
Ljubiana, Slovenia
1999 "Mazatlan"
Choreographer/Director
Vienna, Austria
1998 "The Hypochondriac Bird"
Choreographer/Director
Lisbon, Portugal
1998 "The Fortune Biscuit"
Choreographer/Director
The Rotterdam Dance Group, Netherlands
1997 "Grass"
Choreographer/Director
The Place Theatre, London
1997 "All Visitors Bring Happiness Some By Coming Some By Going" - Ricochet Dance Company
Choreographer/Director
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
1997 "The Golden Impossibility"
Choreographer/Director
Lisbon, Portugal
1996 "Out of J" - Ricochet Dance Company
Choreographer/Director
The Place Theatre, London
1996 "E Muoio Disperato" - Ricochet Dance Company
Choreographer/Director
Queen Elizabeth Hall , London
1996 "Carnal Glory"
Choreographer/Director
Centre George Pompidou, Paris
1995 "Transatlantic"
Choreographer/Director
1995 "Sweetie J"
Choreographer/Director
Purcell Room, London
1995 "Meeting J"
Choreographer/Director
Purcell Room, London
1994 "The Palace Does not Forgive"
Choreographer/Director
ICA London
1994 "Dialogue between Hemispheres" UK
Choreographer/Director
1993 Jota Dolce
Choreographer/Director
Parc Guell, Barcelona
1993 "Meeting B"
Choreographer/Director
DIA Center for the Arts, NYC
1993 "The Montana Affair"
Choreographer/Director
DIA Center for the Arts, NYC
1991 "Consecration"
Choreographer/Director
DIA Center for the Arts, NYC
1990 "D" NYC
Choreographer/Director
OPERA
2017 "Les Enfants Terribles"
Director/Choreographer
Philip Glass Opera /Ballet produced by The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera House Barbican, London
VISUAL ARTS
2019 Artist in Residence - McColl Center for Art + Innovation
Charlotte, North Carolina
2016 "The Hawk" collab. w/ Turner Prize winner Simon Starling
Choreographer
The Common Guild in Glasgow and The Japan Society in New York
1999 "The Long Road to Mazatlán" collab. with visual Artist Isaac Julian
Choreographer /Script/ Producer/ Actor
1999 "Vagabondia"
Choreographer
Dir. Isaac Julian
DOCUMENTARIES/TELEVISION
2015 "Kamasutra"
Choreographer
Sky Arts and Balletboyz
2009 "Game of Thrones" - Pilot
HBO, Dir. Tom McCarthy
2000 "Vegas Dreams"
Choreographer/Researcher
Sky Arts
1999 "South Bank Show"
Royal Society Of Television Awards 2000 Best Documentary
MUSIC VIDEOS
2012 "Inside My Love" w/Delilah
UK Music Video Awards Best Choreography 2012 (Nomination)
2009 "We Are Golden" w/Mika
FILM
2015 "London Road"
Choreographer/ Movement Director
BBC/National Theatre Production
COMMERCIAL
2010 "Welcome Home" T-Mobile
Choreographer/Movement Director
FASHION
Urban Revivo - Spring 18 Fashion Campaign
Choreographer/ Movement Director
Morocco
Urban Revivo - Spring 18 Fashion Campaign
Choreographer/ Movement Director
Peru

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