The Junior Ballett dances choreografies by Craig Davidson, Bryan Arias and Juliano Nunes. Every two seasons, the Junior Ballett takes the stage with its very own evening of ballet. For the next generation of Ballett Zürich’s dancers, it is a special challenge not only to learn existing repertoire, but to also be directly involved in the creation of pieces. For this latest evening, the Junior Ballett will present world premieres which they’ve developed with three young choreographers: Craig Davidson, Bryan Arias and Juliano Nunes. All three are well on their way to developing their own choreographic signature.
Choreography Craig Davidson Music Nicholas Robert Thayer Stage design Craig Davidson Costumes Alana Sargent Lighting designer Martin Gebhardt Dramaturgy Michael Küster
Craig Davidson, originally from Australia, has danced with the Royal Ballet of Flanders and the Semperoper Ballett in Dresden. He created his first pieces during his time in Belgium. He was a participant in development programs at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, and took part in the New York Choreographic Institute. His works have appeared at the Wester Australian Ballet, the Queensland Ballet, the Atlanta Ballet, and the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste.
Choreography Bryan Arias Music Wolf Hoeyberghs, Carlos Cipa, The Invincibles, Taylor Deupree, His Name is Alive Stage design Bryan Arias Costumes Bregje van Balen Lighting designer Martin Gebhardt Dramaturgy Michael Küster
Bryan Arias is from Puerto Rico and grew up in New York. He has danced with the Nederlands Dans Theater and in Crystal Pite’s company «Kidd Pivot». He has created works for the company there as the winner of the choreography competition in Copenhagen, and his pieces have also been performed by the NDT 2, the Scottish Ballet, the Hessische Staatsballett, and the Ballett Theater Basel. He founded his own company in New York in 2013, and is known for his poetically quiet, minimalist pieces.
Union in Poetry
Choreography Juliano Nunes Music Ezio Bosso, Arvo Pärt, Frédéric Chopin Stage design Juliano Nunes Costumes Juliano Nunes Lighting designer Martin Gebhardt Dramaturgy Michael Küster
Juliano Nunes was born in Rio de Janiero. After completing his training at the Akademie des Tanzes in Mannheim, he appeared at the Badisches Stattsballet Karlsruhe, with Gauthier Dance in Stuttgart, with the Leipzig Ballet, and with the Royal Ballet of Flanders. He has worked as a choreographer with the Royal Ballet of Flanders, the National Ballet of Canada, the Pennsylvania Ballet, and with the NDT 2.