26 June 1973 |
Edward Clug (born in 1973 in Beiuș, Romania) is an independent dance choreographer in the field of contemporary ballet and a director of Maribor Ballet. Clug studied classical ballet in Cluj-Napoca.
In 1996, the Slovene National Theater commissioned Clug to choreograph his first ballet called Babylon by Tomas Pandur. Clug's first full evening ballet, called Tango, premiered at SNT in 1998. Continuing his relationship with the Slovene National Theater, in 2003 he was appointed director of Maribor ballet and since then has also directed the Maribor ballet ensemble. He created Bachelorette for SNT in Ljubljana and Solo for two Chairs for the Ochi Ballet in Nagoya. His Radio & Juliet, choreographed in 2005 in Maribor, which toured internationally.
In 2006, he created Architecture of Silence, in partnership with the Slovene National Theaters in Maribor and Ljubljana, with two choirs and two orchestras. In 2007, he choreographed Sacre du temps for Danshuis Station Zuid in Tilburg, the Netherlands, followed by: Pret-a-porter at the SNG Maribor (2008); 4 Reasons for the National Ballet of Portugal (2009); and Pocket Concerto for Stuttgart Ballet (2009).
In 2011 Clug collaborated with East West Theatre Company to create two new pieces: Europe Today and Roses for Anne Teresa/Football Stories In Europe Today he was both choreographer and performer, while in Roses for Anne Teresa/Football Stories he was choreographer and coauthor.
Edward Clug is the recipient of numerous national and international awards. He has received the Slovene Award of the Prešern Foundation (2005) as well as the Glazer Charter (2008). He is recipient of the Best Contemporary Choreography prize at the 18th International Ballet Competition in Varna; a Bronze Medal at the International Ballet and Choreographic Competition in Moscow (2001), a Bronze Medal at the 4th International Ballet Competition in the Contemporary category in Nagoya (2002); a Special Prize for Best Choreography at the International Ballet Competition in Nagoya (2002); and a Bronze Medal during the 17th Hanover Choreographic Competition in Germany (2003). The show he choreographed, Roses for Anne Teresa/Football Stories, also won a “Special Award for Best Choreography” at the International Theatre Festival MESS Sarajevo 2011.
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