Jiri Bubenicek

Principal, Semperoper Ballet Dresden



a Czech citizen, born in Lubin in 1974, studied dance at the Prague Dance Conservatory. In 1992, he received an award at the Prix de Lausanne, an international competition for young dancers, and made his professional debut in 1993 with John Neumeier's Hamburg Ballet. There, he was promoted to soloist in 1995 and then Principal Dancer in 1997. Dance all principal roles in John Neumeier repertoire. J. Neumeier created Vaclav Nijinsky in gNijinskyh specially for Jiri. The ballet was received with enormous success and it has been tour in all over the world. In August of 2006, Mr. Bubenicek took an engagement as a Principal dancer in Dresden SemperOper Ballet. He has guess, as a dancer, with many main leading European companies including the Paris Opera. In May 2009 Jiří together with his brother Otto created gBubeníček and Friendsh - their performance which has for two evenings received standing ovation in National Theather in Prag. As a choreographer, Mr. Bubenicek has created new works, such as; gToccatah for New York City Ballet, "Le Souffle de lLEsprit" for Zurich Ballet and staged it for Manuel LegrisLVienna State Ballet, and North Carolina Dance Theater, "Unerreichbare Orte" for Hamburg ballet, gDie Innere Stimmeh for Dresden Semperoper Ballet, gOutrenoirh for China National Ballet, "Graffity" for Laterna Magika in Prag and others. He has presented his works in Japan and throughout Europe. Presented with the "Prix Benois de la Danse" (Best Dancer) in 2002, he received a second place award at the 20th International Ballet Competition in Varna for his choreography of "Made on Earth", as well as the Public's Choice Award for "Prisoners of Feelings" at the 18th International Competition for Choreographers in Hanover. He danced in Donna Feuer's film documentary: "The Work of Utopia" as well as the leading role "The King Ludwig II." in the DVD production in John NeumeierLs "Illusions - like Swan Lakeh and in "Death in Venice". In 2005 Arte made a documentary film about Jiri and his brother Otto "Die Ballett-Zwillinge".

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