Edward Clug

Edward Clug has completed his ballet studies in 1991 at the National ballet school in Cluj-Napoca (Romania). In the same year he was engaged as a soloist at the Slovene National Theatre (SNG) in Maribor. In 2003 he became artistic directorof the ballet  with the Slovene National Theatre (SNG) in Maribor, leading the company towards new and distinctive directions. Throughout the past ten years, Clug drew attention of the international audience to himself, due to his specific choreographic style. He equally succeeded in putting the Maribor Ballet ensemble on the international dancing map. The Ballet of the SNG Maribor participated in the largest theatre festivals throughout the world performing his choreographies: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival (USA), The Stars of the with nights festival in Mariinski theatre St.Petersburg, Festival of Firsts in Pittsburgh, Arts Festival in Singapore, Biarritz Festival in France, O Boticario di danza in Brazil, Dance Festival in Tel Aviv, Sintra Festival in Portugal, Festival Des Arts de Saint-Sauveur (Canada), Seoul International Dance Festival (Korea), at the Milan Teatro Piccolo, Dance Open Festival in St Petersburg and toured Netherlands, Italy, and the countries of ex-Yugoslavia.

 As a choreographer Clug has developed a strong relation with Stuttgart Ballet, Zurich Ballet where he has created several works and plans to develop new creations in the future. In recent years he also started a successful collaboration with the famous NDT (Netherlands Dance Theatre) where he created couple of works for NDT 2. Next year he will have his debut with the NDT1. He was also invited to create new works for Royal Ballet of Flanders, National Ballet in Lisbon, Station Zuid Company, Croatian National Ballet in Zagreb, Croatian National Ballet in Rijeka, National Ballet in Bucharest, Aalto Ballet Essen, Bitef Dance Company, Graz Tanz, Ukranian National Ballet Kiev, Munich Ballet am Gartner Platz and West Australian Ballet in Perth.

He received international awards for his choreography at dance competitions and festivals in Varna, Moscow, Hannover, Nagoya, Belgrade and Sarajevo and was nominated for the Golden Mask award in Moscow 2010. In 2014 international dance magazine Tanz acknowledged him as future’s hope in the field of choreography. He received the highest Slovene prizes in culture for his work, the Award of the Prešern Foundation in 2005 and the Glazer Charter in 2008. 

 

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