Biography

Tim Rushton (MBE)* was born in Birmingham in 1963. He studied at the Royal Ballet Upper School and danced for a number of northern European ballet companies until the mid-1990s. While a dancer at The Royal Danish Ballet he became interested in pursuing a choreographic career and decided to quit dancing.

 

Rushton quickly made his mark as a creator of contemporary dance, using classical ballet technique, and by 2001 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Danish Dance Theatre. During the past decade Rushton has transformed DDT into a multi-award winning company. Under his leadership, the company has established an international presence and today enjoys critical and popular acclaim throughout Europe, North America, Australia and Asia Pacific.

 

Tim Rushton’s contemporary choreographic style draws on his vast experience as a dancer and choreographer. His work - described as 'emotionally-led, reflecting the nuances of human relationships’ - often mixes live music, stunning lightning and design features. He uses it, he says, as "a means to communicate human emotion."

 

Rushton collaborates with writers, designers, visual artists and composers. He’s worked with a range of music spanning diverse genres, from classical masterpieces through to beat, jazz and newly commissioned compositions.

 

*Tim Rushton was appointed ‘Member of the Order of the British Empire’ (MBE) in the 2011 New Year’s Honours List in recognition of his services to dance. 

Performances

SHORT LIST

2016 Stravinskijs Firebird. Theatre Republique. In collabo Teater Republique, Copenhagen Phil.
 

2014 Black Diamond. Vejle Musikteater. Det Kgl. Teaters Gamle Scene.
 

2012 End of Loneliness. Beijing Dance Theatre. Det Kgl. Teaters Gamle Scene.

2011 Love Songs. Dansk Danseteater & Caroline Henderson. Det Kgl. Teaters Gamle Scene.

 

2011 Monolith. Rambert Dance Company. Sadlers Wells.

 

2008 Askepot: Dansk Danseteater og Den Kgl. ballet, Operaens store scene.

 

2007 Passion: Dansk Danseteater, Store Scene på Folketeatret.       

 

2006 Koreografi til Johan Kobborgs deltagelse i New York City Centers ’King of the Dance’

 

2006 Requiem: Den Kgl. ballet. Modtog Reumert-prisen for bedste danseforestilling 2006, Operaen Holmen.

 

2005 Kridt: Nyt Dansk Danseteater. Åbnede Takkeloftet på Operaen på Holmen. Modtog Reumert-prisen for bedste danseforestilling 2005


2002 Belá: Den Kongelige Ballet


2000 Den Røde Ballon: Balletskolen på Det Kongelige Teater


2000 Nomade: Den Kongelige Ballet


2000 Monkey Business: Den Kgl. Ballet, Hillerød Slots Festival. 


2000 Dominium: Den Kongelige Ballet. Nomineret til Reumert-prisen for bedste danseforestilling 2000


1999 Night Life: The Scottish Ballet, Glasgow


1998 Udflugt i det blå: Balletskolen ved Det Kongelige Teater


1998 Det var Engang: Det Kongelige Teater


1998 Sweet Complaint: Den Kongelige Ballet. Nomineret til Reumert-prisen for bedste danseforestilling 1998


1997 Carmina Burana, MBT Danseteater, Århus Symfoniorkester, Musikhuset Århus

Awards

AND NOMINATIONS

2017 Beckett Fondens hæderspris

2016 Nomineret til ’Årets Reumert for bedste danseforestilling’ for forestillingen: Stravinskijs Ildfuglen

2012  Bikuben Fondens Hæderspris

2012 Nomineret til ‘Årets Reumert for bedste danseforestilling’ for forestillingen: Love Songs

2011 Ballettens Venners Hæderspris

2011  MBE - Member of the Order of the British Empire

2009  Wilhelm Hansen Fondens hæderspris

2009  ’Årets Reumert for bedste danseforestilling’ for forestillingen: Labyrint

2008  Danmarks Teaterforeningers hæderspris

2008  Nomineret til ’Årets Reumert for bedste danseforestilling’ for forestillingen: Passion

2007  Nomineret til ’Årets Reumert for bedste danseforestilling’ for forestillingen: Confessions

2007 ’Statens Kunstfonds Præmie for særlige kunstværker i 2006’ for forestillingen: Requiem

2006 ‘Teaterkatten’ for årets bedste instruktør. Uddelt af foreningen af danske teaterjournalister  

2006 ’Årets Reumert for bedste danseforestilling’ for forestillingen: Requiem

2006  Nomineret til ’Årets Reumert for bedste danseforestilling’ for forestillingen: Silent Steps

2005 ’Årets Reumert for bedste danseforestilling’ for forestillingen: Kridt

2001  Nomineret til ’Årets Reumert for bedste danseforestilling’ for forestillingen: Dominium

2000 ’Årets Reumert for bedste danseforestilling’ for forestillingen: Busy Being Blue

1999  Nomineret til ’Årets Reumert for bedste danseforestilling’ for forestillingen: Udflugt i det blå

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