Hugo Fanari

Hugo Fanari - Lopez Gentil


Date of birth: August 11th 1971, Brussels


Nationality: Belgian                                                           


Mobil:            0034 665 679 130

Skype:          hugofanari


Address:      Mallorca Balearic Islands, Spain





                        French: fluent 

                        Spanish: fluent                

                        English: fluent               

                        Portuguese: good notion 

                        German: good notions                

                        Dutch: good notions

                        Finnish: notions                

                        Russian: notions


Facebook:   Hugo Fanari - Choreographer Fan Page



                       Graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Dance (1989, Madrid) 

                       Carmen Roche and Luis Fuentes Ballet School (1987-89, Madrid) 

                       Royal Ballet School of Antwerp (1984-87, Belgium) 



REWARDS: International Competitions for Choreographers


                       Cross Connection Choreographer Competition 2010, “Two4one” (Finalist)

                       Prix Dom Pérignon de Choreographie 2003, "E pur sì muove" (Nachwuchspreis)

                       Hannover International Choreography competition 2000, "No man's land", 

                       (First prize, public's favourite and Pierre Wyss -prize) 

                       Hannover International Choreography Competition 1998, "How many leaves" (Finalist) 

                       Helsinki International Ballet Competition 1995, (Finalist, as a dancer)



Career as Choreographer & Professor:


2012 -             Choreographer - BalletMaster - Artistic Management based at Mallorca Island - Spain

2010 – 12       Choreographer and Associate Professor at The Taipei National University of Arts - Taiwan

1999 – 10       Freelance Dancer / Choreographer, Ballet Master, Producer  at the  Hugo Fanari Dance Company.    


Career as a Principal / Soloist dancer in Ballet Companies:


1996 – 99       Finnish National Ballet - Finland

1995 – 96       Zürich Ballet, Bonn Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Hannover Ballet (guest soloist dancer) 

1992 – 95       Lucerne Ballet - Switzerland                                                                                                                                                                

1988 – 92       Ballet Classico of Madrid - Spain





                      RUDOLF NUREYEV (The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker), PATRICE BART (Don Quixote), JOHN CRANKO (Romeo and                                  Juliet), BOURMEISTER (Swan Lake), VALERI PANOV (The testament), PIERRE LACOTTE (La Sylphide), LANDER (Etude),
                     AUGUST BOURNONVILLE (Napoli, Le Conservatoire, Flower Festival in Genzano), NATALIA MAKAROVA (La Bayadère), 
                     YURI VAMOS (A Midsummer Night's Dream), TOM SHILLING (Romeo and Juliet), MIKHAIL FOKINE (Les Sylphides),      
                     BALANCHINE (Divertimento No. 15, Concerto Barocco) MARIUS PETIPA (Giselle, Harlequinade, Paquita, The Sleeping Beauty,                        The Nutcracker, Le Corsaire, Coppélia, The Grand Pas classique), MASSINE / LEON (The Three-Cornered Hat) JORGE GARCIA                      (Majissimo) among others. But as well contemporary works by OHAD NAHARI, JORMA UOTINEN, NACHO DUATO, WILLIAM
                     FORSYTHE, JIRI KYLIAN among others.   




1995              The Birdcage (in the character of Mercedes) acted in German, including tap dance and singing.  

2010              Song  and Dance (in the role of the Rocker).



Choreographies by Hugo Fanari for Operas / Festivals / Theaters


                       A Midsummer Night’s Dream, music by F. Mendelssohn (Estonia, Latvia, Germany)

                       The Sandman, music by Ilka  Niemalainen (Finland)

                       E pur sì muove, music by Marin Marais  (Finland, Germany)

                       No man´s Land, music by Torgue & Houppin (Finland, Germany)

                       Mugam Sayagi, music by the Kronos Quartet (Germany)

                       Edith 105, music by Mozart, Elgar, Dutilleux (Finland)

                       Spirit Suite, music: S. Prokofiev (Finland)

                       Strandgeschichte, music by G. Boulanger (Switzerland, Finland)

                       Die Rechnung, music by S. Prokofiev (Switzerland)

                       How Many Leaves, music by Janacek (Finland, Germany)

                       Oh, Matse!, music by Trio Bulgarka (Finland)

                       Souvenir 1900, music by G. Boulanger (Finland, Switzerland, Estonia) 

                       Syndromes, music by Mozart (Germany, Finland)

                       Drôle de cirque, medley by Hugo Fanari (Belgium)

                       Lagrimas, music by Arvo Part (Taiwan)

                       Two4one, medley by Hugo Fanari (Denmark) 

                       Volver, medley by Hugo Fanari (Austria)

                       Just do it, medley by Hugo Fanari (Taiwan)



Choreographies, solos and duets created specially for International Dance Competitions:


                       The Anatomy Lecture of Dr.Tulp, music by Marin Marais

                       Gelsomina, music by Nino Rota

                       The Spell, music by Terry Riley

                       After Death, music by Jules Massenet  

                       Puzzled Passions, music by A. Pitzalis/E. Szabo 

                       Il Picciotto, music by G. Boulanger 

                       Insomnia, music by Torgue & Houppin

                       Schrei X, music by Diamanda Galas and medley by Hugo Fanari 

                       Geamparale, music by Taraf de Haïdouks 


Producer (of my own productions or projects) amongst others, with thanks to:     


                       The Belgium Embassy in Finland                                               Swedish Art council in Finland

                       The Council of Arts in Finland                                                    UPM  Kymmene

                       The Ministery of Foreign Affairs in  Finland                              Lahtikopio

                       The Embassy of Finland in Bonn                                               Sansha 

                       The Embassy of Finland in Berlin                                              SAS

                       The Culture Association of Helsinki                                          The Wihuri Foundation

                       Hannover International Choreographer Competition               Finnair



TV appearances:


                       ETV (Estonia): On several occasions with A Midsummer Night’s dream, chor. Hugo Fanari

                       MTV3 (Finland): Interviewed by Mrs Arstila about Fanari’s triple bill evening at the Alexander Theatre.

                       TVE (Spain, live and as Principal Dancer):     The three corner Hat, chor. Leon

                                                                                                   The Autumn, chor. Leon 

                                                                                                   Magissimo, chor. George Garcia

                       RTBF (Belgium): Dance Gala in Brussels. Accompanied by the pianist Andrei Nikolski 


Open to suggestions and frank, patient but determined, I can handle stress, lead a team and make difficult decisions although I’m still sort of a sensitive dreamer. That is how I developed skills as:


                        Artistic production director                                                         Movies editor

                        Fundraising responsible                                                              Light and sound designer

                        Coach for professional dancers                                                  Ballet teacher




                        nature, art, photography, travel, my job, keep on learning, refurbish houses, apartments and old furnitures.    
















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