Ivo Ismael

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Classical Ballet / Choreographer

smael Ivo, born 1955 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, was honored in 1983 with the "Trofeu Pirandello Sao Paulo." It was followed by a 1983/84 scholarship at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in New York before he moved in 1985 to Berlin, where he still lives. In addition to numerous solo pieces, including "Phoenix" (1985), "Under The Skin" (1986), "Delirium of a childhood" (1989), "The circular ruins" (1991) and "Apocalypse" (1992) made him his choreography, "Francis Bacon" (1993) and "Othello" (1996), both productions directed by the German dance theater choreographer Johann Kresnik. Ismael Ivo has been working closely with Johann Kresnik and the Japanese Ushio Amagatsu, the choreographer of the famous Sankai Juku ensembles. These different experiences merge with his Afro-Brazilian roots. From 1996 to 2000 led Ismael Ivo, the ensemble of the dance theater at the German National Theater Weimar, where he created eleven pieces. In the 1990s, he cooperated with theater directors, including George Tabori.

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