A Lifetime on Stage
Javier De Frutos, Spanish Director, Choreographer and designer (born in Caracas, Venezuela) was named by the Evening Standard as one of 2016 most influential people in Dance in the UK. He is one of only three artists in the history of the Olivier Awards to have received nominations in all of the dance categories. His awards include the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography for Cabaret, The Evening Standard Award for The Most Incredible Thing in collaboration with Pet Shop Boys, Critics' Circle Awards for Milagros with Royal New Zealand Ballet and Elsa Canasta with Rambert and Scottish Ballet, The South Bank Show Award for Grass and The Time Out Award for Sour Milk with Candoco Dance Company.
In 2011 the BBC broadcast The Most Incredible Thing in prime time in collaboration with Pet Shop Boys, and the US premiere took place in Charlotte North Carolina. Artist in Residence at the McColl Center for Art and Innovation, the first Choreographer and Director to be so honored in their 20 year History.
In 2000 De Frutos became one of the first Fellowship recipients The Arts Council of England, through which he studied extensively the works of Tennessee Williams for more than two years. He also represented Britain at the internationally prestigious Venice Biennale in 2006."Javier de Frutos Biography". Phoenix Dance Theatre. 14 January 2008.
Further credits include the National Theatre production of London Road - winner of the Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and for which he received an Olivier nomination for the stage version and The Chita Rivera Award for best choreography in a feature film for the screen adaptation. His work Fiction for BalletBoyz was named Best of Dance by The Arts Desk and Top 10 by the Guardian in 2016.
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