Unbound Choreographer Interviews: David Dawson

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David Dawson

David Dawson is an associate artist at Dutch National Ballet and a prolific dancemaker. A former resident choreographer at Dutch National Ballet, Semperoper Ballet, and Royal Ballet of Flanders, Dawson's work is in the repertories of such companies as Boston Ballet, English National Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Hungarian National Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, and Vienna State Opera Ballet. Among his works are full-length productions of Tristan + Isolde, Swan Lake, and Giselle. Other significant works include A Million Kisses to My Skin, Empire Noir, The Human Seasons, The Third Light, Morning Ground, Citizen Nowhere, The Disappeared, A Sweet Spell of Oblivion, Faun(e), The World According to Us, Styx, dancingmadlybackwards, and timelapse/(Mnemosyne). For his ballet The Grey Area, Dawson received the Prix Benois de la Danse Award and was nominated for the UK Critics’ Circle National Dance Award. As the first British choreographer to choreograph for Mariinsky Ballet, he created the Golden Mask Award-winning Reverence. He received the Choo-San Goh Award for The Gentle Chapters and Golden Swan Award nominations for Overture and 00:00. Anima Animus is his first work for SF Ballet.

Learn more about David Dawson, choreographer, and his new work for Unbound, Anima Animus