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ABOUT 
US

DANCE THEATRE LUXEMBOURG

Dance Theatre Luxembourg was founded in 2002 by artistic director and main choreographer Jean-Guillaume Weis. Numerous works were premiered and shown in many countries since the establishment of the company. Recent works: Seasons, Driven, Flock and A Bucketful of Dreams.
Over 40 projects in cooperation with many coproducers have taken place since then. Many shows and touring in various countries. Dance Theatre Luxembourg maintains a high level of production and sustains employment of many artists involved in each new project. The company has seen many artists grow and pursue outstanding careers.

Dance Theatre Luxembourg
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FORM AND SUBSTANCE REDEFINED

JEAN-GUILLAUME WEIS

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Jean-Guillaume Weis is the artistic director and main choreographer of Dance Theatre Luxembourg and also available as a choreographer for residencies or commissioned works for other companies.

Jean-Guillaume Weis was born in 1969 in Luxembourg. He began his dancer career at Ballet Contemporain de Bruxelles (1985-1988). At the age of 19 he received the Jugendpreis IKB for Ballet in 1986. Afterwards he has danced and performed in numerous performances with many artists worldwide, among others at Mark Morris Dance Group in Brussels and New York from 1988 until 2003, Pina Bausch Tanztheater-Wuppertal (1994-1998) and Tanztheater Basel under direction of Joachim Schlömer from 1998 until 2001.

1998 he started choreographing and created his first piece. From that point on, he focused on choreographing. Jean-Guillaume Weis' various original productions explore dance and choreographic tradition as well as the concept of dance theatre and redefines its form and its substance. The result is experiment based research that produces various works in an intense choreographic and theatrical flow, with a specific focus on artistic diversity and occasionally involving a range of different media. By raising questions about the subconscious and the imaginary facets of contemporary issues Jean-Guillaume's productions fuse respect for tradition with the urge to question the underlying codes and roots of dance today. His activity as a choreographer extends to staging and choreographing for plays and film, exams, awards, and competitions.

In 2002 he founded his own company – Dance Theatre Luxembourg. Numerous works were premiered and shown in many countries since the establishment of the company. Recent works: Seasons, Driven, Flock and Bucketful of Dreams. In his work Jean-Guillaume Weis likes to ask dancers to contribute themselves, to create dance-material. This he likes as much as creating movement with them and impose own phrases into the texture, it is performed with. Hence, his choreographies vary from the concept and the theme, but also greatly depending on whom is involved and their background. As result the confrontation in the workflows makes his perception and choices. His signature marks all his pieces unmistakably as his, despite of the fact that they may look quite different.

As a guest choreographer, Jean-Guillaume Weis choregraphed various pieces for Spellbound Contemporary Ballet (Rome), Théâtre National du Luxembourg, Artist Bea de Visser, ZuKT at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main and Oklahoma University amongst others.

Jean-Guillaume himself is a passionate teacher for Ballet and Contemporary Dance. So he found-ed the Danzschoul Wellenstein in 2013. He regularly teaches classes, workshops, and develops choreographic projects in Universities, Conservatoires, and prestigious dance schools. Mr. Weis has been teaching Ballet & Contemporary in institutions such as BAC New York, HJS Amsterdam & ArchiTanz Tokyo amongst others.

 

In 2015, Jean-Guillaume Weis received the In Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg. 

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PINA BAUSCH TANZTHEATER-WUPPERTAL (1994 - 1998)

Jean-Guillaume Weis
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