Luna Negra’s Gustavo Ramirez Sansano

March 4th, 2012

Gustavo Ramírez Sansano (Artistic Director – San Fulgencio, Spain) was appointed Artistic Director of Luna Negra Dance Theater in 2009, after directing TITOYAYA Dance Project in Valencia, Spain for the last four years.

Sansano has been the recipient of numerous awards for his choreography, including first prizes at the Ricard Moragas competition in Barcelona, the Dom Perignon choreographic competition in Hamburg, and at Las Artes Escénicas de la Comunidad Valenciana.  His work has been featured at “Les Etoiles de Ballet” in Cannes, and the IX International Festival of Ballet in Miami.  He has been commissioned to create works for Compania Nacional de Danza, the Hamburg Ballet, Budapest Dance Theater, Ballet Junior de Genève, and Nederlands Dans Theater II, among others.

As a dancer, Sansano performed works by Jacopo Godani, Hans Van Manen, Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, Paul Lightfoot, Victor Ullate and many more, working for the Ballet Joven de Alicante, Ballet Contemporaneo de Barcelona, Ballet de la Comunidad de Madrid, Nederlands Dans Theater II and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.

All photo credits go to Cheryl Mann.

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