Mannes Jörg


Classical Ballet / Artistic Director

Jörg Mannes, born 1969 in Vienna, was recorded at the age of eight years in the ballet school of the Vienna State Opera and Ballet, 1985 Member of the Vienna State Opera. He also attended training courses in Monte Carlo, London and New York. A Rudolf Nureyev Scholarship enabled him in 1988 a six-month stay at the Opéra de Paris. In 1991 he went as solo dancer at the German Opera on the Rhine / Dusseldorf. He has danced in works by Frederick Ashton, August Bournonville, George Balanchine, John Cranko, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Leonid Massine, John Neumeier, Rudolf Nureyev, Heinz Spoerli, Rudi van Dantzig, Hans van Manen. In Düsseldorf he made his debut as a choreographer in 1994. Guest choreography took him several times to Montreal, Indianapolis and at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, most recently at the Badische Staatstheater Karlsruhe and the Bavarian State Ballet in Munich (\"The Tempest,\" 2007; \"Where he looks ...\" UA on 21/11/2010). Jörg Mannes was awarded repeatedly in international choreography competitions: in 1999, he received his choreography \"ensemble\" of the Concours International de Classique Choreography in Paris and arrived in Hamburg with her choreography competition Prix Dom Perignon in the final. His choreography \"Pramim,\" a solo for Thiago Bordin, was honored at the 2001 Helsinki Ballet Competition first prize. 2001 to 2004 he worked as a choreographer at the City Theatre of Bremerhaven, from 2004 to 2006 worked in the same position at the State Theatre Linz. With the start of the 2006/07 season he was appointed ballet director of the Staatsoper Hannover.

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