Movement Director(United Kingdom)
The Marriage of Figaro.
About the Artist:
Ben Wright, now making his debut at HGO, works in contemporary dance, opera, and theater. He trained at the Ballet Rambert School and worked primarily as a performer from 1991 to 2006. He is the associate artistic director of Skanes Dansteater Sweden where his recent work The Feeling of Going—a staging of Icelandic pop legend Jónsi’s album Go in collaboration with Malmö Opera—was presented in the Swedish Biennale. He also directs bgroup, his own project company in the United Kingdom. Recent choreography includes Insatiable Inflatable Candylion (National Theatre, Wales); Les fiançailles au couvent (Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse); La bohème (Washington National Opera); My Night With Reg and Twelfth Night (Donmar Warehouse/West End); A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Privates on Parade (Michael Grandage Company); The Perfect American (English National Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, Brisbane Festival); The Marriage of Figaro and Knight Crew (Glyndebourne Opera); Don Giovanni (Metropolitan Opera);and Tobias and the Angel and In the Red and Brown Water (Young Vic Theatre). In 2015, Wright became a Clore Fellow as part of the United Kingdom’s cross-disciplinary leadership program for the cultural and creative sector. Future projects include choreographing and directing To See the World While the Light Lasts (Skanes Dansteater/Malmö Opera) and Spectrum (Skanes Dansteater).